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The Ernie Ball String and Accessories catalog is a new addition to Yorkville Sound’s catalog of distributed lines. 

Read more: Yorkville Sound to become exclusive Canadian Distributor for Ernie Ball

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There is no better time to connect with fellow advocates, resources, and opportunities than at The 2017 NAMM Show. Each day of the show will present a multitude of events and opportunities to learn, network with peers, and to engage on topics at the fore of music education advocacy.

Read more: Support Music Education at the 2017 NAMM Show

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The NAMM Foundation and The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus are pleased to announce three exceptional schools and their music programs as the winners of a recording residency on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus: Scotts Valley High School (Scotts Valley, California), Country Club Hills District 160 (Country Club Hills, Illinois) and Herricks UFSD (New Hype Park, New York).

Read more: The NAMM Foundation and The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Announce Winners of Lennon Bus...

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KMC Music has been appointed to serve as a United States distribution partner by Ernie Ball, Inc.  According to KMC Music vice president of Merchandising Roger Hart, the appointment is effective immediately and includes the entire range of Ernie Ball® strings, pedals, picks, and accessories.

Read more: Ernie Ball Adds KMC Music to Serve as a United States Distribution Partner

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Note: U.S. domestic shipments will NOT require permits. Guidelines outlined for rosewood, bubingas and kosso import/export and use of in-stock wood.

Action protecting more than 250 species of rosewood (dalbergia), three species of bubinga (guibourtia) and kosso (Pterocarpus erinaceus) taken at the recent meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) will have broad implications on the international shipments of musical  instruments containing these woods including guitars, marimbas and various types of woodwinds.

Read more: Commercial Rosewood and Bubinga Import/Export Regulations to Take Effect January 2

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Fishman has moved to significantly larger, high technology-driven company headquarters.

Read more: Fishman Moves To Expansive New Headquarters

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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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