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PHOTO CREDIT: © 2016 Alex Morgan, NeuronLocal A/V integration and live sound company Neuron Pro Audio delivered sound at Manchester, UK’s Winter Gathering by using a collection ofDanley Sound Labsloudspeakers and subwoofers.

Read more: Danley UK and Neuron Pro Audio at UK Winter Gathering

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Reverb.com introduced Reverb Sites, a service created to help sellers better promote their music gear business online. 

Read more: Reverb.com Introduces Reverb Sites

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Tracy E. Leenman, owner of Musical Innovations of Greenville, South Carolina, has been named winner of the 2017 She Rocks Enterprise Award by the Women’s International Music Network (WiMN).

Read more: Leenman Honored at She Rocks Awards

Supplier Scene

Roland has announced the details of a new campaign in collaboration with Sheet Music Direct, the world’s premier digital sheet music retailer.

Read more: Roland Launches Sheet Music Promo For LX, HP, and GP Pianos

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The Lorenz Corporation has announced that effective immediately, they have acquired the print music company WMCR LLC (Word Music & Church Resources).

Read more: Lorenz Acquires WMCR

People

D’Addario has appointed Devin M. Hanna as vice president of Global Sales, reporting directly to John D’Addario III, president of D’Addario & Company Inc.

Read more: Hanna Joins D’Addario & Co. Global Sales Team

Supplier Scene
Studio Instrument Rentals, better known as SIR, is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2017. The company was formed in 1967 when founders Ken Berry and Dolph Rempp rented out a bass guitar for a recording session in Hollywood. Today, the recognizable SIR truck can be seen delivering music and audio gear and services to most major tours and festivals across the nation, as well as countless TV appearances, awards shows and recording facilities.

Read more: Studio Instrument Rentals Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Upfront

Drum Workshop Inc. (DW), has announced that effective February 1st, 2017 Hal Leonard will serve as the exclusive U.S. distributor for several of its product lines including Gibraltar® hardware, KAT®, Percussion Plus Drums, and CB Percussion lines. In addition, Hal Leonard will be the US sales representative for the Gretsch® Renown, Catalina, and Energy lines of entry level and mid-priced drumsets.

Read more: DW Enters into U.S. Distribution Deal with Hal Leonard for Select Brands

Trade Regrets

Genelec founder, Ilpo Martikainen passed away on January 30th. The official company statement is below:

Read more: Trade Regrets: Ilpo Martikainen

Upfront

KMC has announced that vice president of Merchandising Roger Hart has been appointed to serve a two-year term as president of the Music Distributors Association (MDA). The appointment occurred on January 18, 2017 at the Music Distributors Annual “Show & Tell Day” that took place in Anaheim on January 17, 2017 at NAMM.

Read more: KMC’s Hart Named President of MDA

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