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Gibson Brands has had its credit downgraded by Moody’s, with the brand’s corporate family rating (CFR) dropping to Caa1 from B3. 

Read more: Credit Downgrade for Gibson

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After Weber Fine Acoustic Instruments was acquired by Two Old Hippies Stringed Instruments, the company was relocated to Bend, Oregon and the workshop’s handcrafting practices were maintained.

Read more: Two Old Hippies Announces the Retirement of Bruce Weber Sr. as General Manager

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For the eighth consecutive year, Yamaha Cares participated in the Southern California Half Marathon and 5K races to raise money for Type 1 juvenile diabetes research at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children’s).

Read more: Yamaha Cares Tops $95,000 Mark in Fundraising For Children’s Hospital of Orange County

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Westheimer Corporation has announced that company president Larry Goldstein will retire on March 31.

Read more: Westheimer Corporation President Goldstein to Retire March 2016

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Adam Ash and Ben Ash have been promoted to the positions of regional managers in the Sam Ash Music, Northeast Region.

Read more: Adam and Ben Ash Promoted at Sam Ash Music

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Dedicated to “individuals who have made a significant contribution to The Music Business”, the Guitar Center RockWalk recently welcomed Everett “Vic” Firth – world famous timpanist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra and founder of the Vic Firth Company – to its ranks of music pioneers and performing legends.

Read more: Everett ‘Vic’ Firth Inducted into GC’s RockWalk

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Lone Star Percussion of Dallas, TX, earned a special award from Zildjian at the recent NAMM show in January. 

Read more: Lone Star Percussion Earns Zildjian Award

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KHS America, home of Jupiter Winds, Mapex Drums, Majestic Percussion, and XO Professional Brass in the U.S. has announced the extension and expansion of their partnership with the Pacific Crest Youth Arts Organization of Diamond Bar, California.

Read more: Jupiter, Mapex Drums, and Majestic Extend Partnership with Pacific Crest Drum

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ADJ Group has announced that Juan “JC” Faxas has joined the company as audio product director.

Read more: ADJ Group Hires Juan 'JC' Faxas as Audio Product Director

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In order to maintain the rapidly growing Vandoren Regional Artist (VRA) program, Vandoren has created a new full-time position, hiring bass clarinetist Rebecca Scholldorf as the VRA administrator.

Read more: Vandoren Hires Full-time Regional Artist Administrator

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