KMC Music has announced that it has been appointed by Aclam Guitars to serve as the exclusive United States distributor of the company’s Aclam pedalboard product line. 

Read more: KMC Named Exclusive U.S. Distributor of Aclam Pedalboards

Trade Regrets

On January 26, Shure Incorporated announced the passing of their chairman, Rose L. Shure. 

Read more: Trade Regrets: Rose L. Shure


QSC, LLC. recently announced that Gene Joly has been named vice president of QSC Professional Division which offers live performance solutions including mixers, power amplifiers, and loudspeakers for musicians, bands, DJs, mobile entertainers, clubs and live music venues as well as for A/V rental and production.

Read more: Joly Named VP of QSC Professional Division


Winners in 31 technical and creative achievement categories were announced at the 31st Annual NAMM TEC AWARDS held on January 23 in Anaheim, California.

Read more: 31st Annual NAMM TEC Awards


D'Addario's Jim D'Addario, Brian Vance, and Peter D'Addario are handed the 2015 MMR Dealers' Choice Award for Accessory Line of the Year by MMR's Dave Jeans.


Tish Ciravolo of Daisy Rock Guitars previews a new concept guitar on display in Anaheim this year.

Read more: Daisy Rock Guitars at 2016 NAMM Show


At its Annual Meeting of Members, held January 23 during the 2016 NAMM Show, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) named eight new music industry professionals to its board of directors.

Read more: Eight New NAMM Board Members Elected at the 2016 NAMM Show


Focusrite Novation Inc. ( and KMC Music ( have announced that, effective immediately, KMC Music will become a United States distributor of both the Focusrite and Novation digital audio production and recording lines.

Read more: Focusrite Novation Inc. Appoints KMC to Serve as a U.S. Sub-Distributor

Supplier Scene

The Keyboard division of Yamaha Corporation of America names Music Exchange “Overall Dealer of the Year” for the second year in a row at the 2016 NAMM Show.

Read more: Yamaha Dealer of the Year Award Presented at NAMM


The 2016 recipient of the Don Johnson Industry Service Award, Steve West, addresses the crowd on Saturday morning in Anaheim.

Read more: 2016 Don Johnson Award Presented at NAMM

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