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In late May, NAMM, along with 91 music industry leaders and artists made up a delegation of advocates furthering the case that all children deserve quality, comprehensive school music education programs during the NAMM Music Education Advocacy D.C. Fly-In (May 23-26, 2016). 

Read more: NAMM Members Advocate for Music Education in Washington, D.C.

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The North American distributor for Zoom Corporation (Japan) recently announced the Grand Opening of their new corporate office Thursday, June 9 at 2040 Express Drive South, S 500, Hauppauge, NY 11788. 

Read more: Zoom North America to Hold Grand Opening Event at Corporate Offices


Sweetwater will present GearFest ’16, a celebration of musicians and the instruments and audio gear they use to make and record music, on Friday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, June 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Sweetwater campus, 5501 US Hwy 30 W, Fort Wayne, Indiana. GearFest is free and open to the public.

Read more: Sweetwater Presents GearFest ’16


Elation Professional has announced that industry professional Jean Lariviere has joined the company’s sales team as rental and production market manager.

Read more: Lariviere Joins Elation as Rental and Production Market Manager

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Deering Smile™Jens Kruger and Greg Deering have developed the new patent pending Deering Smile™ banjo bridge.

Read more: Deering Puts Smile™ On Banjos

Trade Regrets

On May 25th, NAMM's Dan Del Fiorentino contacted us with the following sad news:

Today I learned of the passing of our friend Dick Knaub. His son informed me that Dick passed away on April 1.  

Read more: Trade Regrets: Dick Knaub

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Betty BleyContinuing their commitment to educational outreach, Vandoren is sponsoring a variety of music camps for the summer of 2016. Through the following camps, guest Vandoren Artists will offer their guidance and musical expertise to hundreds of students while exposing them to Vandoren’s vast array of reeds, mouthpieces, and accessories along the way.

Read more: Vandoren Sponsors Summer Music Camps

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Omnisphere 2, Trilian, and Stylus RMX

When customer and music producer Avli Avliav recently purchased three Spectrasonics virtual instruments, ILIO surprised him by hand-delivering Omnisphere 2, Trilian, and Stylus RMX to him at his studio.

Read more: Omnisphere 2 "Wow Moment" Captured

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Ernie Ball announced the introduction of a new artist web series, Ernie Ball String Theory, as the cornerstone of its revamped website.

Read more: Ernie Ball Introduces "String Theory": A New Artist Web Series

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Adoro Worship Drums Brian DoerksenAdoro worship drum sets now available in the United States after recently opening a branch office in Kansas City, MO. 

Read more: Adoro Worship Drums Now Available in the United States

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