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NAMM has announced Visa Assist, a new support program designed to help international members of the pro audio and music products industry attend and conduct business at the 2017 NAMM Show.

Read more: NAMM Announces Visa-Assist Program

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Samson Technologies will relocate its 100,000 sq ft distribution center to the Los Angeles, California area to increase efficiency and improve its supply chain management.

Read more: Samson to Upgrade Distribution and Corporate Operations

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Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, the pioneering line of guitars developed by the visionary artist Tish Ciravolo in 2000, is set to rock again on a global stage, thanks to a new licensing agreement with KMC Music

Read more: Daisy Rock Signs Global Licensing Agreement with KMC

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Rane Corporation is pleased to announce that cofounders Linda Arink and Dennis Bohn have agreed to sell Rane Corporation to InMusic LLC.

The transaction is set to be completed this summer. After the sale Ms. Arink and Mr. Bohn plan to step down and retire.

Read more: Rane Acquired by InMusic

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Hal Leonard has announced that Seidler Equity Partners, a private investment firm, has acquired a majority interest in the company. The move came as CEO Keith Mardak began his estate planning.

Read more: Seidler Equity Partners Acquires Majority Interest in Hal Leonard

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Guitar Center has been expanding its footprint on the East Coast with recent store grand openings in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and West Springfield, Massachusetts.

Read more: GC Expands East Coast Presence with New Store Openings

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Winners were announced on Friday night for the annual "NAMM Top 100 Dealers." Contemporary Music Center (Chantilly, Virginia) - owned by longtime, valued MMR contributor Menzie Pittman - got top nods in three categories, including the evening's highest honor: Dealer of the Year.  Congrats Menzie!

Read more: 2016 NAMM Top 100 Dealers

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Andy Powers goes over the features and upgrades on the newly redesigned 700 Series from Taylor Guitars...

Read more: Taylor Guitars Debuts New 700 Series @ SNAMM

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Alan Cabasso shared details on the new Floyd Rose line of headphones on display at Summer NAMM this year...

Read more: Floyd Rose's Alan Cabasso @ SNAMM 2016

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D'Addario's Peter D'Addario brings us up to speed on the new line of acoustic strings...

Read more: Peter D'Addario in Nashville @ SNAMM 2016

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