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

Supplier Scene

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


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


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


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


D'Addario teamed with the global recycling organization TerraCycle to create Playback, a safe and independent way to recycle instrument strings.

Read more: D'Addario Launches First-Ever Guitar String Recycling Program

Trade Regrets

In late February, we received the following message from NAMM’s Dan Del Fiorentino:

NAMM past president and longtime music retailer, George Lukas, passed away last month. 

Read more: Trade Regrets: George Lukas


Hal Leonard and Homespun celebrated their 20th anniversary of working together at the NAMM 2016 show.

Read more: Hal Leonard & Homespun Celebrate 20 Years Together


Industry peers can look forward to the forthcoming Prolight + Sound Guangzhou, which takes place from February 29 to March 3 2016 in Guangzhou.

Read more: Prolight + Sound Guangzhou 2016 Set to Open for Trade

Supplier Scene
Click the link to watch this new video on the making of the Audix D6, showing the production and assembly processes that take place in Wilsonville, Oregon. 

Read more: The Making of the Audix D6

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