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Audio-Technica has expanded its existing trade-in program for 600 MHz wireless systems to now include the new 3000 Series (4th Generation) and 5000 Series (3rd Generation), as the industry moves away from wireless systems operating in the 600 MHz band (614 to 698 MHz), mandated by law as a result of the ongoing FCC wireless spectrum reallocation initiative.

Read more: Audio-Technica Expands Trade-In Rebate Program for 600 MHz Wireless Systems 

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Heil Sound has announced the appointment of Jerry Lynch as U.S. sales manager.

Read more: Heil Sound Appoints Lynch as U.S. Sales Manager

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Music festivals Wet Electric and Band Splash recently used a versatile lighting rig supplied by Creative BackStage that featured CHAUVET Professional Maverick, Rogue, and STRIKE fixtures. 

Read more: Music Festivals Wet Electric and Band Splash Use CHAUVET Professional Fixtures

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On Monday, May 21, 2018, the D'Addario Foundation hosted the Long Island Lesson Program's end-of-year recital at the D'Addario & Co Factory in Farmingdale, New York.

Read more: D'Addario Foundation Hosts Recital for the Long Island Lesson Program and Awards Music...

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John Driskell Hopkins, a founding member of the Zac Brown Band, recently included a Radial Powerhouse 500 series chassis in his updated version of Brighter Shade Studios.

Read more: Hopkins Rebuilds Brighter Shade Studios with Fixtures from Radial

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During the week of May 21 to 25, Alfred Music’s Ron Manus, chief business development officer, and Jennifer Paisley-Schuch, trade shows and partnerships director, joined nearly 100 music industry leaders, notable artists, and arts education activists to advocate for all school-aged children to have access to quality, comprehensive school music education programs.

Read more: Alfred Music Attends NAMM Music Education Advocacy D.C. Fly-In

Upfront

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized the energy productivity achievements of. C.F. Martin & Co. (Martin Guitar), a partner in DOE's Better Plants Challenge.

Read more: Energy Department Recognizes Martin for Achieving Energy Productivity Goals

Upfront

According to many outlets, Gibson Brands has won approval for a loan of $135 million, enabling the company to attempt a restructure following the bankruptcy filing in early May.

Read more: Gibson Reportedly Approved for Financial Lifeline

Upfront

In late May, nearly 100 music industry leaders, notable artists and arts education activists traveled to Washington, D.C. to advocate for all school-aged children to have access to quality, comprehensive school music education programs. As part of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Advocacy Fly-In, held May 21-24, the delegation met with Members of Congress and other policy stakeholders to reinforce the importance of music as part of a well-rounded education. 

Read more: NAMM Members Advocate for Music Education in Washington D.C.

People

SJC Custom Drums of Southbridge, Massachusetts has announced that music industry veteran, John Shand, will be joining the company as general manager.

Read more: Shand Joins SJC as General Manager

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