Trade Regrets

On Deceber 2, we received the following message from NAMM’s Dan Del Fiorentno

I'm sorry to report that Victor Tibaldeo Sr. passed away on Thursday at the age of 93.  He started in the business in 1939 and became an icon in music retailing.  He will be missed!

Read more: Trade Regrets: Victor Tibaldeo Sr.

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A prominent rocky outgroup in Tasman Bay, Nelson’s Fifeshire Rock in New Zealand, was once known and feared as a shipping hazard. Recently, Nelson’s Civic Trust desired to make the rock an attraction by lighting it during the hours of darkness. To illuminate the famous outcrop, MDR Sound & Lighting supplied AV Architects Ltd with a Chauvet Professional Rogue RH1 Hybrid fixture.

Read more: Chauvet Professional Rogue RH1 Hybrid Illuminates New Zealand Coastline

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D’Addario’s Evans Drumheads continues its campaign for their new UV1 drumheads with featured artist Omar Hakim kicking off the performance video series this week.

Read more: D’Addario’s Evans Drumheads Features Omar Hakim Playing UV1 Drumheads


HW Products is celebrating its 40th year at NAMM and has welcomed Jim Klingler to their team as manager of direct sales.

Read more: HW Products Names Klingler Manager of Direct Sales

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Ray Luzier, pictured in his drum room/studio, outfitted with Auralex® acoustical treatmentRay Luzier moved to the Nashville area over two years ago to take part in its music scene. One of the first things he did in his new home was convert several rooms in the house into a recording studio and control room. Like many who create a home studio, Luzier had to find a way to make spaces not designed for sound accommodate music recording. He was able to do that using an array of products from Auralex® Acoustics, Inc.

Read more: Korn Drummer Ray Luzier Relies on Auralex

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Left to Right: MikeBangs, MaryamLarki-Bavi, and JamesDuvall.Allen & Heath has recently expanded the marketing team based at its USA distributor, American Music & Sound, with the appointment of Mike Bangs as Live Sound & Touring expert, James Duvall as Commercial Solutions Specialist, and Maryam Larki-Bavi as Marketing Manager.

Read more: Allen & Heath Expands U.S. Marketing Team

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D’Addario has welcomed Eric Johnson to their fretted artist roster.

Read more: Eric Johnson Joins D’Addario Fretted Artist Roster

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Capping a year of record breaking growth in its Pro Audio business, KMC Pro Audio today announced the expansion of its Galaxy Audio product offering, which now includes the company’s full line of amps, digital signal processing, speakers, media players, microphones, mixers, monitors, ear buds, portable PA, wireless microphones and monitors, and audio solutions.

Read more: KMC Pro Audio Expands Galaxy Audio Product Line

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Audio Engineer Patrick L.  Smith  relies  on DPA  Microphones’ 4022  Compact Cardioid Microphone and d:screet 4060 Miniature    Omnidirectional Microphone  to  capture  and  deliver  the  audio  his  clients  have come  to expect.  Smith has been using DPA microphones since 1989, and used them while recording and mixing the film scores to Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing and Mo’ Better Blues, as well as   during   recording   sessions   with  Wynton   and   Branford   Marsalis   at RCA/BMG  Studios  in  New  York  City. 

Read more: ​DPA Microphones Continue to Deliver Sound for Patrick L. Smith

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MoneyCapsules® today announced the Q2 launch of MoneyCapsules Groups, which preserves sharing group features; building trustful relationships with other non-competitor retailers, learning from each other’s success and failures, and realizing that you’re not alone. Participation in sharing groups not only holds the potential to improve your bottom line, it can also provide courage, support and much needed inspiration.

Read more: MoneyCapsules Launches Sharing Groups for Music Retailers

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