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MMR's Terry Lowe hands Xiao Wei of Pearl River Piano Group with the Dealers' Choice Award for "Acoustic Piano Line of the Year" on Thursday of this year's NAMM gathering in Anaheim.

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German piano manufacturer Schimmel and the world's largest piano manufacturer (by volume), Pearl River Piano Group, have entered into a strategic alliance.

Read more: Pearl River and Schimmel Initiate Alliance

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On Tuesday, January 12th, Yamaha hosted a special gathering at Yamaha Artist Services on 5th Avenue in NYC to preview four innovative instrument lines.

Read more: NYC Preview of Yamaha Instruments to Debut at 2016 NAMM

Supplier Scene

Roland Corporation and Seattle-based Virtual Sonics have entered into a joint venture: Roland Virtual Sonics, a software, services, and media solutions provider.

Read more: Roland and Virtual Sonics Form Joint Venture

Supplier Scene

After enjoying more than 20 years of success with the Musician’s Advisory Studio in New York City, Vandoren has introduced a brand new studio in Los Angeles.

Read more: Vandoren Introduces New Musician’s Advisory Studio in L.A.

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Create a new generation of music makers in your community with the new Sesame Street Makes Music app.

Read more: NAMM Foundation Presents Sesame Street Makes Music App

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KMC Music has announced that it has been appointed by Aalberg Audio to serve as its exclusive United States distributor.

Read more: Aalberg Audio Appoints KMC as Exclusive U.S. Distributor

Supplier Scene

Continuing its multi-year effort to provide access to historic modular synthesizers at the Winter NAMM show, this year the Bob Moog Foundation will feature an original 1967 R.A. Moog modular and an Aries modular synthesizer at Booth 5410 in the Anaheim Convention Center.

Read more: Bob Moog Foundation Features Vintage Synths and Rare Prototypes at NAMM

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Last week, it was reported in a number of news outlets that Guitar Center had strong-armed employees into signing mandatory arbitration agreements or risk losing their jobs.

Read more: Guitar Center Responds to 'Sign Arbitration or Lose Your Job' Accusations

People

Sweetwater has hired Salena Scardina to fill the newly created position of senior vice president of customer experience.

Read more: Sweetwater Names Scardina Senior VP of Customer Experience

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