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Yamaha's John Schauer, Nithin Cherian, and Tom Sumner recieve the trophy for "Sound Reinforcement Line of the Year" from MMR executive editor Christian Wissmuller - one of four Dealers' Choice Awards won by the company this past December.

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Robert Clyne of Clyne Media with Guitar Center's vice president of communications & corporate affairs Christopher Ian Bennett and newly appointed EVP of merch, marketing, and ecomm Michael Amkreutz.

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MMR publisher Terry Lowe presents NAMM's Mary Luehrsen with the Don Johnson Industry Service Award in Anaheim on Saturday afternoon.

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At its Annual Meeting of Members, held January 24 during the 2015 NAMM Show, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) named eight new music industry professionals to its board of directors. The NAMM Board provides leadership, counsel and direction to NAMM, the NAMM Foundation, and the global music products industry.

In welcoming the eight incoming industry leaders, chairman Larry Morton expressed his confidence in the expertise and dedication of the new directors. “We are delighted to welcome these successful and respected professionals to the NAMM Board,” said Morton. “They represent a diverse cross-section of our NAMM Membership and they will bring their unique market perspectives to help us lead the organization forward. We’re very grateful that they are willing to make this commitment on behalf of our NAMM Members and the industry at large.”

Read more: Eight New NAMM Board Members Elected >>>

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Craigie Zildjian receives her trophy at this year's SheRocks Awards held during the NAMM Show in Anaheim.

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The Chauvet DJ team with the hardware for the company's "two-fer" Dealers' Choice Award wins.

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D'Addario once again wins "Accessory Line of the Year": Jim D'Addario, Peter D'Addario, Ari Simon, MMR editor Christian Wissmuller, and John D'Addario III.

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NAMM honored Peavey Electronics Corporation® with the Milestone Award for 50 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.

“Our philosophy has always been simple – we didn’t start out to be the biggest, we wanted to be the best”, said Hartley Peavey of Peavey Electronics Corporation in Meridian, Miss. 

Hartley was given the award by NAMM CEO and President Joe Lamond during Peavey’s 50th Anniversary celebration at the Hilton Anaheim on Jan. 22.

Read more: Peavey Electronics Honored with NAMM Milestone Award >>>

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Drumfire will be introducing their new practice pad, perfect for drummers of any level or skillset. Drumfire will be showcasing the new practice pad, the DFP5500, at the 2015 NAMM Convention (Booth #5940).

The pad’s surface replicates a real drumhead, thus making it the ideal material for a drummer’s practice routine. The pad also comes equipped with an adjustable stand, solid braced legs, non-slip rubber feet, and friction locking clutch. The versatile stand and removable head gives drummers the option to comfortably practice in the studio, before a show, or even on the road.

Read more: Drumfire Drum Practice Pad w/ Bag >>>

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Prentice Music continues to make practice & warm up more convenient by listening to and working with drummers on product development and improvements.

Our most recent improvement to the Prentice Practice Pad is the addition of an 8mm cymbal stand attachment incorporated into our new and improved new base material. These improvements offer greater options for your practice pad placement with no change to feel, clarity of sound, or price. M.S.R.P. $59.99.

One drummer that recently road-tested the stand said, "The cymbal stand adapter makes the Prentice Practice Pad placement a pleasure!" – Bermuda Schwartz, The "Weird Al" Yankovic Band

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