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NAMM Musikmesse Russia, an international fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production and music business connections, and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia, an international fair of technologies and services for entertainment, integrated systems and creation will return to Moscow’s Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre, September 15-18, 2016.

Read more: NAMM Musikmesse Russia and Prolight+Sound NAMM Russia Announce Music-Filled Forums, Professional...

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Roland Corporation Japan has alleged patent infringement by inMusic Brands, Inc. (d.b.a. Alesis) of eight U.S. patents relating to its electronic musical instruments.

Read more: Roland Electronic Percussion Patents Allegedly Infringed by Alesis

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Music China, the largest trade fair in the Asian musical instrument industry, takes center stage from October 26 – 29 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.

Read more: Music China 2016

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Guitar Center (GC) has been expanding its presence nationwide with recent store grand openings in Orem, Utah (June 30); Cary, North Carolina (July 14); and Norman, Oklahoma (August 11).

Read more: GC Expands National Presence with Three Recent Openings

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Metroplex Piano Warehouse has been selected as the official Bösendorfer piano representative for the North Texas market. With this rare designation, Metroplex is transforming its Keller store location into a premium luxury piano hub, offering exceptional instruments and service to pianists, music connoisseurs, collectors, interior designers and leading artist organizations.

Read more: Metroplex Selected as Exclusive Bösendorfer Retailer for North Texas

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The self-proclaimed “loudest little amps in the world,” ZT Amplifiers, will now be distributed in the United States and Canada by Hal Leonard as part of their expanding distribution business.

Read more: Hal Leonard to Distribute ZT Amps

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We invite all MI retailers who subscribe to Musical Merchandise Review to participate in the selection of the nominees for the 24th annual Dealers’ Choice Awards (DCAs) - the final day to let your voice be heard in this preliminary part of the 2016 DCA process is this Friday, September 9th.

Read more: Last Chance to Select the Nominees for the 2016 MMR Dealers’ Choice Awards!

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Guitar Center has announced today that Darrell Webb will retire from his positions with the company, effective upon the naming of his successor as Chief Executive Officer. Guitar Center expects to finalize the promotion of Ron Japinga as Webb’s successor in the coming days.

Read more: GC To Promote Japinga to CEO

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Roland has announced the acquisition of majority stake in V-MODA, the maker of high-fidelity headphones and audio devices.

Read more: Roland Acquires V-MODA

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Audix has announced that Chris Doss has joined the company as vice president of Sales and Marketing.

Read more: Audix Corporation Names Doss Vice President of Sales and Marketing

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