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EMD Music Inc. and Nady Systems Inc. have announced a new distribution partnership for 2018 covering the U.S. and Canadian markets.

Read more: EMD Music Reaches Distribution Agreement with Nady Systems

Supplier Scene

Now in its 36th year, the 2017 Savannah Jazz Festival was sponsored by JodyJazz this past September.

Read more: JodyJazz Sponsors 36th Annual Savannah Jazz Festival

People

Samson has appointed Branislav Zivkovic as vice president of Global Sales.

Read more: Samson Appoints Zivkovic as VP of Global Sales

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D'Addario has announced the first phase of a multi-faceted digital transformation effort to relaunch the company's global B2B ecommerce marketplace.

Read more: D'Addario Announces First Phase in Relaunching Global B2B Ecommerce Marketplace

Upfront

Having dazzled its dealers for 20 years with the biggest, star-studded NAMM concert experiences imaginable, Yamaha is finally bringing its legendary multimedia production to all show attendees during the 2018 NAMM Show, to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, January 25-28.

Read more: Yamaha 'All-Star Concert on the Grand' Extravaganza Slated for 2018 NAMM Show

Supplier Scene

The NAMM Foundation and Collings Guitars have announced a memorial fund in honor of legendary luthier and longtime NAMM member, Bill Collings. Collings was the founder and leader of Collings Guitars.

Read more: NAMM Foundation and Collings Guitars Announce Memorial Fund for Collings Founder

Supplier Scene

Audio specialist Sennheiser has announced a collaboration with MouthMedia Network, the premiere podcast network covering the business of various lifestyle industries.

Read more: Sennheiser Announces Collaboration with MouthMedia Network

Supplier Scene

A recent run of the show Walk Like A Man at Blackpool’s historic Grand Theatre used a lighting design of CHAUVET Professional fixtures, created by Ollie Wilkinson of Arranpaul Ltd.

Read more: 'Walk Like A Man' Uses CHAUVET Professional Fixtures in Blackpool

Upfront

In late November, Moody's Investors Service again downgraded Guitar Center's ratings.  S&P Global Ratings also downgraded GC's credit rating further into junk territory at CCC-. The full report from Moody's is below:

Read more: Moody's Downgrades GC's Ratings to Caa1

Supplier Scene

On December 1, the D'Addario Foundation partnered with Hungry for Music, Todd Rundgren's Spirit of Harmony, Instruments in the Cloud, and the Chicago Federation of Musicians to hold an instrument collection event at the Ace Hotel Chicago.

Read more: D'Addario Foundation Hosts Second Instrument Drive

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