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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

Supplier Scene

Yamaha announced that the 75 year-old Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps are the ninth corps in the World Class division of Drum Corps International (DCI) to perform exclusively with Yamaha brass and percussion instruments.

Read more: Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps Choose Yamaha

Supplier Scene

Manuel Rodriguez launches a new website. Its extensive catalogue and community area are just some of the new features of the website.

Read more: Manuel Rodriguez Launches New Website -

Supplier Scene

The NAMM Young Professionals NAMM Show event will feature West Music’s Robin Walenta, discussion time, and a networking reception.

Read more: NAMM Young Professionals NAMM Show Event Features Robin Walenta


Having transitioned to a direct-to-retail sales model in 2015, SABIAN has just enlisted a solid team of industry veterans to bolster their U.S. sales effort.

Read more: SABIAN Adds to U.S. Sales Force

Trade Regrets

Geraldine “Gerry” Landers, 90, of Red Wing, formerly of Winona, died Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at St. Brigid’s at Hi-Park.

Read more: Trade Regrets: Geraldine 'Gerry' Landers


Ashly Audio has announced the appointment of Frequency Sales as its manufacturers rep in greater Chicago, greater Milwaukee, and the surrounding regions of northern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin.

Read more: Ashly Audio Appoints Frequency Sales as Regional Sales Rep

Supplier Scene

Music & Arts has expanded its presence in the New York metro area with the addition of two new locations in Riverhead, NY and Toms River, NJ (formerly Frankie’s Music).

Read more: Music & Arts Expands Presence in the Tri-State Area

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