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DR Strings has released a new video, which details its history, products, and commitment to the highest standards of American made materials and manufacturing.

Read more: New Company Video from DR Strings

Upfront

KMC Music (www.kmcmusic.com) has announced that Absara Audio LLC has appointed the company to serve as the exclusive United States distributor of Supro amplifiers (www.suprousa.com), the iconic line of guitar amps.

Read more: KMC Music Named Exclusive U.S. Distributor of Supro

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Hit Like A Girl is proud to announce that all seven videos— along with transcriptions of excerpts of the drum parts— from the winners in the upper and lower age divisions of the 2015 Hit Like A Girl contest for female drummers are now available as a free lesson pack exclusively on the Drum Guru App. The Hit Like A Girl 2015 pack can be downloaded, accessed and viewed by anyone who has the popular Drum Guru App on their Apple or Android mobile device.

 

Read more: Drum Guru Releases Hit Like A Girl Lesson Pack

Supplier Scene

Executives, management, and staff at the Korg USA Inc. Melville, NY headquarters participated in Long Island’s largest Casual Friday to help Long Island Cares (LI Cares) raise $50,000 to assist neighbors in need.

Read more: Korg USA Supports Long Island Cares’ 2015 Initiative

Supplier Scene

JodyJazz Inc announced the completion of a major expansion of its premises in Savannah, GA including additional factory space and new offices. Owing to significant growth over the past few years, the company was in urgent need of additional manufacturing capacity and increased office space to house additional staff. The ensuing expansion has resulted in the tripling of its overall square footage.
 

Read more: JodyJazz Completes Major Factory & Office Expansion

Upfront

In 2015, the NAMM Foundation will invest $600,000 in grant funding into 17 global music making programs. This year’s list of grant recipients includes community, national and industry-based organizations that provide access to quality music education and increase interest and participation in making music across the lifespan.

Read more: NAMM Foundation Grants $600,000 to Global Nonprofit Music Making and Music Education Programs

Trade Regrets

Over the weekend, MMR received the following from NAMM’s Dan Del Fiorentino regarding the passing of musician and author Guhther Schuller, who passed away on June 21:

Read more: Trade Regrets: Gunther Schuller

Supplier Scene

Underscoring its commitment to offer MI retailers the largest array of seasonally themed promotion programs, KMC Music announced the launch of its “Back-to-School Sales Bonanza,” featuring dozens of brands and hundreds of products all specially priced to generate nationwide consumer excitement during the critically important start to the fourth quarter sales season.

Read more: KMC Music Rolls Out 'Back to School Sales Bonanza' Promotion Through July 31st

Supplier Scene

“An Intimate Night Out with Neon Trees” is taking the U.S. by storm as they tour this summer using the Allen & Heath iLive T-112. Branden Campbell, bass guitarist for Neon Trees, said the iLive-T112 is a reliable piece of equipment. “The most important thing to me is consistency and to get that every night. Every venue we play is different and we are at the disposal of so many things. It’s important to have that consistency and it offers that,” Campbell said.

Read more: Neon Trees Use Allen & Heath's iLive T-112 On Tour

Trade Regrets

In mid-June the Violin Society of America announced the passing of Peter Paul Prier on June 14th. 

Read more: Trade Regrets: Peter Paul Prier

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