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Graph Tech Guitar Labs recently announced the hire of four new team members.

New customer service representative, Justin Stadig  will be helping with any product specific questions and handling daily orders.

Read more: New Staff Hires at Graph Tech

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Peter LaPlaca, president/PJLA Music Sales of Barrington, Illinois recently announced the expanded responsibilities of David Hayes, Southeast USA sales representative for Sax Dakota and Phaeton Trumpets.

Read more: Hayes Named Southeast Sales Rep for Sax Dakota and Phaeton Trumpets

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Effective immediately, the German cable manufacturer Cordial assigns overall responsibility for distributing their cable products for the MI sector in the USA to Davitt & Hanser.

Read more: Davitt & Hanswer Named U.S. Distributor for Cordial

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The National Association of Music Merchants’ (NAMM) Museum of Making Music (MoMM) announces its Annual “Play it Forward” Gala, which will take place Saturday, September 17, 6:30 – 10:30p.m. Inspired by Memphis, Tennessee and its musically rich heritage, the evening’s highlight will be special performances by award-winning, legendary musicians that have shaped the music scene for blues, soul, rhythm and blues, rock ‘n roll, rockabilly, rap, hip-hop and more.

Read more: Museum of Making Music’s Annual Play It Forward Gala

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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

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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

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 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

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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

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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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