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Tracy E. Leenman, owner of Musical Innovations of Greenville, South Carolina, has been named winner of the 2016 Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award.

Read more: Musical Innovations’ Leenman wins Duke Energy Service and Citizenship Award

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Samsung Electronics and Harman International have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Samsung will acquire HARMAN for $112.00 per share in cash, or total equity value of approximately $8.0 billion.

Read more: Samsung to Acquire HARMAN

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Yamaha presented the company’s Legacy in Education Awards to Steve Houghton and Bret Kuhn during this week’s annual Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC16) being held in Indianapolis.

Photo: John Wittman, Bret Kuhn, Rick Young, Steve Houghton.

Read more: Yamaha Legacy in Education Awards

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KMC Music has been appointed by Ashly Audio, Audix, and Ultimate Acoustics to serve as their United States distribution partner.

According to KMC Music vice president of Merchandising Roger Hart, all three appointments are effective immediately.  

Read more: KMC to Distribute Ashly Audio, Audix, and Ultimate Acoustics

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Earlier this year, leading school music retailer, Music & Arts, opened nominations for its annual Music Educator of the Year award. Applications poured in from across the country, but after an extensive review, only 25 nominees were selected as semi-finalists for the 2016 honor.

Photo: Gordon Snyder from Kannapolis, N.C. received the 2015 Music Educator of the Year award.

Read more: Music & Arts Announces Semi-finalists for 2016 ‘Music Educator of the Year’

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Visitors to Musikmesse 2017 can look forward to getting closer to music stars than at any concert. The Drum Camp and the Guitar Camp present exclusive performances by world-famous artists on their original touring equipment in the middle of Hall 11.0.

Photo: Steve Stevens

Read more: First Artists Confirmed for Musikmesse 2017 Drum Camp, Guitar Camp

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Check out clips from some chats MMR had with suppliers exhibiting at this year's Music China Show in Shanghai:  Visit MMRTV now!

 

Read more: MMR Reports from Music China 2016

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Heavy downpours couldn't dampen attendees' and exhibitors' spirits as the 15th annual Music China Trade Fair opened on October 26th.

Read more: Music China 2016 Opens

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We are currently putting the finishing touches on MMR's 35th Annual 'America's Top Music Chains.' If your MI retail operation has three or more storefronts, please update your 2016 information by clicking the link below.  

Read more: LAST CALL!!! MMRs 35th Annual Top Music Chains Report - Update your 2016 Info Now!

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In order to adapt to a growing and changing Mexican market for entertainment technology, the ADJ Group has opened a new distribution center facility near Mexico City that will serve all ADJ Group brands:  ADJ, Elation Professional, Acclaim Lighting, Global Truss America/Duratruss, and American Audio.

Read more: ADJ Group Opens New Facility Near Mexico City

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