Chauvet announces the appointment of Jaime Friedstadt as director of business development & marketing for Hispanic Markets for the company’s Chauvet Professional and Iluminarc divisions.

Read more: Friedstadt Joins Chauvet as Director of Business Development & Marketing


Chuck Surack, founder and president of Sweetwater has purchased Mynett Music Company, which will become a part of the Sweetwater family of companies.

Read more: Sweetwater’s Surack Purchases Mynett Music


Roland Corporation U.S. has announced the promotion of Chris Halon to vice president, marketing.

Read more: Roland Promotes Halon to VP, Marketing

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Bad Cat Amplifiers announced a partnership with Panthera, the global wild cat conservation organization, to connect Bad Cat’s passionate customers with the protection of big cats around the world.

Read more: Bad Cat Partners with Panthera Organization


Renkus-Heinz has announced that company president Roscoe Anthony has decided to resign from his position effective immediately.

Read more: Renkus-Heinz Announces Resignation of Roscoe Anthony

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Canadian Brass and "Weird Al" Yankovic Celebrate Music Education 
The first annual Grand Rally for Music Education at The 2016 NAMM Show is a salute to music educators everywhere.

Read more: Music Educators Join Us at The 2016 NAMM Show: Register Today!

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Cliff Cooper, the chairman and founder of Orange Amplification, has just been awarded the World Finance Magazine’s “Entrepreneur of the Year 2015” in Electronics for Western Europe.

Read more: Cliff Cooper: World Finance Magazine’s Electronic Entrepreneur 2015


Jim Hill of Senseney Music recently got in touch to share a holiday-themed example of that industry-leading store's inventiveness.

Read more: 'Tis the Season - Get Creative With Your Displays!


The NAMM Foundation works year round to create a world in which every child has a deep desire to learn music and a recognized right to be taught. Now NAMM members and all of those who share that vision are invited to help support the Foundation’s work through the ‘Believe in Music’ fund.

Read more: NAMM Foundation Launches “Believe In Music” Fund

Dealer's Choice Awards

The 2015 Dealers’ Choice Awards saw a comprehensive overhaul of the entire nomination and voting process. Safeguards are now in place to ensure against “ballot stuffing” (multiple votes from the same parties) and the early nomination procedure allows for more reader input at a much earlier stage.

A happy byproduct of the new system was that 2015 saw the highest level of participation – by FAR – in the entire history of the Dealer’s Choice Awards, leading to the most meaningful and verifiable balloting ever. This also marks the first year of the MMR Legacy Awards, bestowed upon products, which have won in their respective categories for multiple years, and now both recognized for their achievement and retired from consideration.

Read more: 23rd Annual Dealers’ Choice Awards

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