Trade Regrets

On September 14th, we received the following from NAMM's Dan Del Fiorentino:

Music publishing pioneer Ed Murphy passed away on September 1.  

Read more: Trade Regrets: Ed Murphy

Supplier Scene

In an effort to help raise awareness and funds for Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma relief efforts, D'Angelico Guitars is hosting a giveaway for customers who donate to the Red Cross

Read more: D'Angelico Guitars Hosts Giveaway to Raise Funds for Hurricane Relief Efforts


On September 15th, Sammy Ash of Sam Ash Music Corp. updated MMR with the information that six of the seven Sam Ash stores affected by the recent hurricanes had opened at regular hours that day and that the company's warehouse opened and started shipping out on the 13th. "We are 95 percent operational," he said.

Read more: Area Sam Ash Stores Rebounding from Recent Storms

Supplier Scene

As of Tuesday, September 12, Chauvet has reopened its Florida facility, resuming operations in its warehouse as well as its support, sales, service and product development departments following Hurricane Irma. 

Read more: Chauvet Reopens Florida Facility Following Hurricane Irma

Supplier Scene

Genelec recently hosted a special event on August 24 at Westlake Pro in North Hollywood, featuring a talk from GRAMMY Award-winning producer and engineer Josh Wilbur.

Read more: Genelec Hosts ‘The Ones’ Demo in North Hollywood


On Wednesday, September 13th, MMR received the following message from François Kloc of Buffet Crampon USA:

All of us at Buffet Crampon USA would like to thank everyone for their concern and support during hurricane Irma and the continuing recovery in Jacksonville.

Read more: Buffet Crampon Resumes Normal Operations Post-Irma


Walrus Audio, an electronics company based in Oklahoma City, announced that as of September 1, Hal Leonard is distributing their line of guitar pedals and accessories to U.S. and Canadian music stores.

Read more: Walrus Audio Assigns U.S. & Canadian Distribution to Hal Leonard

Supplier Scene

On August 21, residents of South Carolina came out to Yonder Field for the Solar Eclipse Festival to both take in the eclipse and see Uncle Kracker perform with his new lightshow, which featured Intimidator and SlimPAR fixtures from CHAUVET DJ

Read more: Solar Eclipse Festival Uses CHAUVET DJ Fixtures

Supplier Scene

Universal Percussion has announced that there will be some adjustments with the company's prices due to changes with the UPS and FedEx billing systems. These changes will be effective as of October 2017.  

Read more: Universal Percussion Announces Changes in Pricing

Supplier Scene

Drum City Guitarland, Inc of Wheat Ridge, Colorado recently hosted over 400 drummers at their drum clinic with Styx drummer Todd Sucherman. 

Read more: Drum City Guitarland Hosts Styx Drummer at Drum Clinic

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