News

Upfront

This summer, the board of directors for the Retail Print Music Dealers Association (RPMDA) met to plan the organization’s 2017 convention, which is scheduled for April 26–29, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Peachtree in Atlanta, Georgia.

Read more: RPMDA Board Plans 2017 Convention

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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

Trade Regrets

Owen McPeek passed away on August 11th. Beginning in the late’60s, McPeek managed Rush’s Music in Knoxville, Tennessee for over a decade.

Read more: Trade Regrets: Owen McPeek

Trade Regrets

On August 9th, we received the following message from NAMM’s Dan Del Fiorentino:

John Craviotto, the founder of Craviotto Drum Company, passed away last month at the age of 69.

Read more: Trade Regrets: John Craviotto

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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.

Read more: Select the Nominees for the 2016 MMR Dealers’ Choice Awards

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