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Orange Amplification has announced the promotion of James Deacon to international sales manager.
With sales into more than 100 countries, the British company's  reputation for global focus has been recognised three times with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.

Read more: Orange Amplification Appoints Deacon International Sales Manager


DPA Microphones has announced that Kalle Hvidt Nielsen will become the company’s new chief executive officer on September 1, 2016.

Read more: DPA Microphones Names Nielsen CEO

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The Music People (TMP) is excited to add Mérida Guitars, LuLu Ukuleles, MJC Ironworks, and ddrum to its musical instrument brand lineup.

Read more: TMP Adds Four MI Brands to Its Line Card

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The rainstorm experience at the Foam Wonderland tour is always intense and maintaining a consistent look that’s true to the EDM experience on stages that vary so widely in size is no easy task, but it’s a challenge that Creative Production and Design has met very successfully with help from Chauvet Professional video panels.

Read more: Chauvet Professional Video Panels Create Versatile Looks On Foam Wonderland Stage


Hal Leonard has announced that Seidler Equity Partners, a private investment firm, has acquired a majority interest in the company. The move came as CEO Keith Mardak began his estate planning.

Read more: Seidler Equity Partners Acquires Majority Interest in Hal Leonard


Guitar Center has been expanding its footprint on the East Coast with recent store grand openings in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and West Springfield, Massachusetts.

Read more: GC Expands East Coast Presence with New Store Openings

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The Italian trash-metal band Methedras wins last year’s Global Rockstar Contest and Paiste Signature Precision Heavy cymbal set (14” Heavy Hi-Hat, 16” & 18” Heavy Crash, 20” Heavy Ride).

Read more: Methedras Wins Global Rockstar Contest 2015 and a Paiste Cymbal Set


Winners were announced on Friday night for the annual "NAMM Top 100 Dealers." Contemporary Music Center (Chantilly, Virginia) - owned by longtime, valued MMR contributor Menzie Pittman - got top nods in three categories, including the evening's highest honor: Dealer of the Year.  Congrats Menzie!

Read more: 2016 NAMM Top 100 Dealers


Andy Powers goes over the features and upgrades on the newly redesigned 700 Series from Taylor Guitars...

Read more: Taylor Guitars Debuts New 700 Series @ SNAMM


Alan Cabasso shared details on the new Floyd Rose line of headphones on display at Summer NAMM this year...

Read more: Floyd Rose's Alan Cabasso @ SNAMM 2016

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