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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

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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

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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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On January 4, 2016, Roland Corporation agreed to the Dutch Vandeweerd family’s acquisition of the American company Rodgers Instruments, effective January 15, 2016.

Read more: Roland and Vandeweerd Family Enter into Acquisition of Rodgers

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Don and Jeff Lace, along with the Board of Directors of Actodyne General, have officially retained industry professional Hap Kuffner of Kuffner International, for international sales, licensing, and consulting for the Lace® brand of products.

Read more: Lace Retains Kuffner

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The Music People (TMP) has announced significant promotions effective January 1, 2016.

Read more: TMP Announces Promotions

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In advance of the upcoming NAMM Show January 21 - 24, MMR will not be sending the regular weekly e-newsletter this coming Monday, January 18.

Read more: Monday MMR Update e-Newsletter to Resume 2/1/15

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