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Supplier Scene

The Avedis Zildjian Company released a new and improved Access Tool for the Zildjian Gen16 Acoustic Electric Cymbal System.

Read more: Zildjian New Gen16 Access Tool

Supplier Scene

D’Addario Woodwinds announces the rebranding of their Rico and Royal woodwinds products to include the “by D'Addario” endorsement.

Read more: D’Addario Woodwinds Rebrand Rico and Royal Product Lines

Supplier Scene

 Dustin Hinz (foreground), Ernie Ball Executive vice president of Marketing, on the set of Ernie Ball: The Pursuit of Tone. Ernie Ball has a hit in Ernie Ball: The Pursuit of Tone, a documentary series focusing on the sonic journeys of today’s most interesting and compelling guitarists.

Read more: Documentary Series Ernie Ball: The Pursuit of Tone New Episodes and Industry Buzz

Supplier Scene

Chauvet DJ Freedom Par Quad-5 was used in the movie Ride Along 2, in a scene that turned the second-floor rotunda of Georgia’s historic and stately capital building into an edgy Miami nightclub, complete with a well-stocked bar, chic guests, VIP sofas and mood lighting.

Read more: Chauvet DJ Freedom Par Quad-5 Stars In Ride Along 2

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

Upfront

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...

Upfront

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

Upfront

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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