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Upfront

This summer, the board of directors for the Retail Print Music Dealers Association (RPMDA) met to plan the organization’s 2016 convention, which is scheduled for April 27–30, 2016 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri.

Read more: RPMDA Board Plans 2016 Convention

People

KMC Music (www.kmcmusic.com) has announced the appointment of three new regional sales managers for the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and West/Northwest sales territories. 

Read more: KMC Appoints New Regional Sales Managers

Supplier Scene

Roland Corporation U.S. is a proud sponsor of Guitar Center’s 27th annual Drum-Off search for the next great drummer.

Read more: Roland Sponsors Guitar Center’s 27th Annual Drum-Off Search

Supplier Scene

Hal Leonard Corporation is proud to announce a new worldwide distribution deal with Minneapolis-based Cajón Brush.

Read more: Hal Leonard to Distribute Cajón Brush Line

People

Gruhn Guitars recently announced the appointment of Eric C. Newell to president & general Manager.

Read more: Newell Named President & General Manager of Gruhn Guitars

Trade Regrets

On August 9th we received the following message from NAMM’s Dan Del Fiorentino:

It's with a heavy heart that I report Bill Tarpley passed away Saturday morning surrounded by his loving family.  

Read more: Trade Regrets: Bill Tarpley

Trade Regrets

Joe Hume, founder of Hume Music in Kansas, passed away on August 6th.

Read more: Trade Regrets: Joe Hume

Supplier Scene

Composite Acoustics®, a division of Peavey Electronics Corporation®, has announced the acquisition of a Plek® Pro machine to aid in the production of its premium carbon fiber acoustic guitars manufactured in Meridian, Miss.

Read more: Peavey Enlists Plek for Production of Composite Acoustics

People

Lowrey Organ Company has announced that executive vice president Seijiro Imamura has been named president.

Read more: Imamura Named President of Lowrey

Supplier Scene

Ace Products Group officially announces the addition of Yamaha® Band and Orchestra accessories to their rapidly growing product lines and expanding distribution channels.

Read more: Ace To Distribute Yamaha B&O Accessories

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