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MusicNomad Equipment Care’s Humilele, a humidifier for the ukulele, will now be included with every Kala Elite Ukulele sale. The Elite Ukulele is Kala’s newest American made high end ukulele.

“Kala wants to ensure our customers understand the critical nature of proper humidification of their ukuleles. That’s why we chose the Humilele humidifier,” says Mike Upton, founder of Kala Brand Music Company. “MusicNomad’s Humilele is the perfect size for the ukulele and with its special anti-drip Humid-i-bar insert that holds a lot of water, it gets the job done with less maintenance,” says Upton.

Read more: Kala to Include MusicNomad Humilele with every Elite Ukulele

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The Krewe of Endymion Parade, started at City Park and Orleans Avenues in New Orleans, and from there took visitors on a journey that figuratively at least reached far beyond the confines of the Crescent City. Built around the theme “Fantastic Voyages,” the largest and most legendary of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras parades, featured floats depicting 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Gulliver’s Travels, and other tales of transcendent journeys. Accenting it all, along with 2,650 masked revelers tossing beads to the crowds are Geyser RGB Foggers from CHAUVET DJ and Video Panels from CHAUVET Professional.

“Chauvet products are a key part of our design,” said Ray Ziegler of RZI Lighting (New Orleans), which does most of the lighting and special effects lighting for Endymion. “Being in New Orleans at Mardi Gras, the Endymion floats have to be very lush and rich visually to capture the imagination. Yes, the Chauvet products certainly contributed to this look.”

Read more: CHAUVET DJ Geyser RGB Adds Impact To Mardi Gras Floats

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One of the most talked about music-related films in years, Acadamy Award-nominated Whiplash, also gives some high profile screen time to Evans drumheads. Check out the clip below:

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The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) honors OMG Music LLC in Noblesville, IN with the Milestone Award for 25 years of service in the music products industry. The award recognizes retailers and manufacturers who have succeeded over the years through best practices and strong community standing to reach a landmark anniversary.

”In 1990 we started out with a goal of trying to sell quality guitar straps for a fair price. In 2015 the founding partners, Brett Marcus and Larry Greene, are still leading the company” said Mark Blasko of OMG Music in Noblesville, IN. “We utilize their experience every day to help independent dealers reach new levels of profitability in the accessories category.”

Read more: OMG Music LLC Honored With The NAMM Milestone Award

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As part of REVERB’s ongoing environmental efforts in partnership with the band, Guster, each tour stop will have a fan engagement Eco Village. Bedell Guitars is proud to be a sponsor and help raise awareness for the Lacey Act. By signing a postcard pledging your support to the Lacey Act and/or taking a photo in the photobooth and posting to social media using #StopIllegalLogging, concert goers will have the opportunity to win one of the Bedell Earthsong Orchestra guitars that Adam Gardner and the band will be playing on tour.

“The Bedell Earthsong is a guitar built of sustainably harvested American woods. From the salvaged Sitka spruce top to the individually cut Western bigleaf maple trees we’ve been able to created an amazing sounding guitar that can be built for generations,” said Sami Mulhern, artist and external relations for Bedell Guitars.

Read more: Bedell Guitars, Guster, and REVERB Bring Awareness to the Lacey Act

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At Winter NAMM, audio specialist Sennheiser and Apogee Electronics, industry leader in digital audio conversion technology, have announced their collaboration.

At the NAMM Show in Anaheim, Apogee’s Betty Bennett and Sennheiser’s Peter Claussen have jointly announced the cooperation of their companies. Peter Claussen, COO of Sennheiser, said that “Apogee and Sennheiser are a perfect fit. We both operate in the demanding premium sector, serving professional and semi-professional audio customers across the globe. Our product portfolios perfectly complement each other, and I am looking forward to collaborate with a company that has truly pushed the boundaries of digital audio.”

Read more: Sennheiser and Apogee announce partnership at NAMM Show

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D’Addario and Alvarez have struck up a pilot program in an effort to promote proper guitar humidification.

For the duration of 2015, USA-based purchasers of select Alvarez guitars that come with hard-shell cases will receive a promo card in the case. The promo card has a unique code on it and it refers the customer visit the D’Addario-Alvarez landing page. There, they enter the code and their shipping information and they will receive a free D’Addario Two-Way Humidification System ($35.70 value).

This pilot program between D’Addario and Alvarez is an attempt to educate dealers and end users about the importance of proper humidification of acoustic guitars.

Read more: D'Addario and Alvarez Boost Awareness about Guitar Humidification

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Full Compass Systems, a national leader in professional audio, video, lighting and musical instrument sales, received Top Dealer awards from ADJ and Elation Professional Lighting at the 2015 NAMM show.

ADJ and Elation offer lighting and entertainment products for a variety of applications, including mobile entertainers, touring and theatrical productions, studio installations and more. Full Compass has offered both brands for many years and is excited about their growing partnerships.

“We are honored to receive these awards”, stated Jonathan Lipp, Founder and CEO of Full Compass Systems, “Both companies have been long-standing partners and we look forward to continued success with them.”

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Sterling Ball, CEO of Ernie Ball, celebrated his 60th birthday this month by releasing his debut album — Better Late Than Never. A longtime musician, Ball has toured across the globe with acts including Albert Lee, Steve Morse and more.

The album was recorded alongside longtime friends and fellow musicians Dave Marotta, Jimmy Cox and John Ferraro. The country-tinged record marks a milestone for the CEO who, in addition to his role as musician, serves as a philanthropist with the Casey Lee Ball Foundation and as an award-winning professional BBQ chef.

Read more: Sterling Ball of Ernie Ball Inc. Releases Debut Album

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NAMM recently honored Chauvet Lighting of Sunrise, Florida with the Milestone Award for 25 years of service in the music and entertainment products industry. The award recognizes retailers and manufacturers who have succeeded over the years through best practices and strong community standing to reach a landmark anniversary.

“Chauvet is honored to receive this recognition,” said Berenice Chauvet, vice president of Chauvet.  “The support we’ve received from the music and sound dealers who belong to NAMM has been essential to our success over the past 25 years. We value our association with these dealers and the personal relationships that we’ve been privileged to enjoy with many of them.”

Read more: Chauvet Honored with NAMM Milestone Award

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