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Chauvet & Sons LLC has entered into an agreement with New Zealand-based Onesixone Ltd to have CHAUVET DJ distribute the SoundSwitch hardware/software package in North America, as well as throughout much of the world.

Read more: CHAUVET DJ to Distribute SoundSwitch

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On April 12, Moody’s Investors Service revised the outlook on its B2 rating on Guitar Center (GC) to negative, suggesting it could downgrade that rating further into junk territory in the medium term. Update: Then, on Wednesday, May 3, S&P Global downgraded GC's rating to CCC-plus from B-minus saying the company had underperformed expectations.

Read more: Moody's Revises GC's Outlook to Negative, S&P Global Downgrades Ratings

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St Louis Music (SLM) is thrilled to announce its new partnership with Warwick Music Group and will be distributing its complete range of award winning instruments in North America. 

Read more: SLM to Distribute Warwick Music Group Instruments

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Music & Arts has announced the opening of their Colorado Springs, Colorado location.

Read more: Music & Arts Opens Colorado Springs Store

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Klotz Communications has announced the appointment of Forward Tech US as its new partner for the U.S. market. The appointment is with immediate effect.

Read more: Klotz Appoints Forward Tech U.S. as Partner for the U.S. Market

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Korg USA has developed new consumer merchandise sites exclusively for the American market for Korg, VOX and Blackstar.

Read more: Korg USA Announces New U.S. Merchandise Sites for Korg, VOX and Blackstar

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Heid Music provided a $20,000 boost to Wisconsin school music programs in March with its sixth annual Music in our Schools Month giveaway, The Big 10+ Contest, and inaugural Music Matters Initiative, a donation matching program.

Read more: Heid Music Gives $20,000 Boost to Wisconsin School Music Programs

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NAMM and Timeless Communications Corp. (TCC), publisher of Projection Lights & Staging News (PLSN), FRONT of HOUSE (FOH), Musical Merchandise Review, and Stage Directions have formed an alliance to serve the live event production community at The 2018 NAMM Show, the organization’s annual tradeshow in Anaheim, California (January 25-28). As part of the agreement, TCC will bring its premier award show for the live production community, The Parnelli Awards to The NAMM Show creating a one-stop event for industry pros. 

Read more: The Parnelli Awards to Relocate to the 2018 NAMM Show

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Guitar Center (GC) has been expanding its presence nationwide with recent store grand openings in Dublin, California (February 16), and Kennesaw, Georgia (March 23).

Read more: GC Opens Two Additional Locations

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In 1997, Hal Leonard worked with Winona State University to create a scholarship that would honor their founders, the late Harold “Hal” Edstrom, Everett “Leonard” Edstrom, and Roger Busdicker.

Read more: 2017 Marks 20th Year of Hal Leonard Winona State University Scholarship

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