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Yamaha and Line 6 execs came together at NAMM to announce their expanded relationship with The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Read more: Yamaha, Line 6 Execs Announce Expanded Collaboration with John Lennon Educational Tour Bus

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König & Meyer (K&M) is supporting Guitars for Vets, a foundation that supports our veterans who turn to music in a time of great need.

Read more: K&M Supports Guitars for Vets

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At the Annual Meeting of Members at The 2017 NAMM Show, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) welcomed eight new board members to the organization’s Board of Directors. Each board member will serve a three-year term and provide oversight and direction to the organization and its charitable arm, The NAMM Foundation.

Read more: NAMM Welcomes New Board Members and Honors those Completing Their Term

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Legendary Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was awarded the Les Paul Award at the 2017 TEC Awards ceremony on Saturday.

Read more: Perry Receives Les Paul Award

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Guitar Center has been expanding its presence nationwide with recent store grand openings in Alexandria, Virginia (January 12), and Goodlettsville, Tennessee (January 19).

Read more: Two New Store Openings for GC

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While at the NAMM Show, Roland Corporation announced several new company positions as part of a comprehensive business plan designed to ensure ongoing expansion and long-term growth.

Read more: Roland Announces New Company Positions

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Every year since 2009, MMR has recognized significant figures in the world of MI who have contributed in meaningful ways to the advocacy of music education at the community and local levels with the Don Johnson Industry Service Award, named in honor of former editor Don Johnson, who passed away in 2008. Click here to view the video honoring the 2017 winners, Susan and Jonathan Lipp of Full Compass Systems.

 

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Eastman Music Company has announced that they have made a significant investment in Backun Musical Services, manufacturer of clarinets and woodwind accessories. This investment builds upon the existing Eastman distribution of Backun products to dealers in North America.

Read more: Eastman Partners with Backun

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On Thursday, Drum Workshop, Inc., appointed Hal Leonard as their exclusive U.S. representative of their Gretsch, Gibraltar, KAT, Percussion Plus and CB Percussion lines.

Read more: New Deal in Place Between Hal Leonard and DW

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Chauvet DJ's Albert Chauvet (right) received the Dealers' Choice Award trophies for "DJ Line of the Year" and "Lighting Line of the Year" from MMR's Terry Lowe (left) on Thursday afternoon.

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