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Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) has named Louie King marketing & communications manager. King is tasked with managing EAW’s worldwide marketing initiatives including advertising, branding, communications and digital marketing. 

Read more: EAW Names King Marketing & Communications Manager

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At the Annual Meeting of Members at The 2017 NAMM Show, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) welcomed eight new board members to the organization’s Board of Directors. Each board member will serve a three-year term and provide oversight and direction to the organization and its charitable arm, The NAMM Foundation.

Read more: NAMM Welcomes New Board Members and Honors those Completing Their Term

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Legendary Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was awarded the Les Paul Award at the 2017 TEC Awards ceremony on Saturday.

Read more: Perry Receives Les Paul Award

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Kawai America Corporation was presented with two 2016 MMR Magazine Dealers’ Choice Awards this weekend at the 2017 NAMM Kawai Awards Reception. They took home the wins for Product of the Year: Kawai GL Series, and Home Digital Keyboard of the Year: Kawai CA/CS Series. Hirotaka Kawai's full remarks at the reception follow:

Read more: 2017 NAMM Kawai Awards Reception: Kawai Scores Two DCAs

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Guitar Center has been expanding its presence nationwide with recent store grand openings in Alexandria, Virginia (January 12), and Goodlettsville, Tennessee (January 19).

Read more: Two New Store Openings for GC

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While at the NAMM Show, Roland Corporation announced several new company positions as part of a comprehensive business plan designed to ensure ongoing expansion and long-term growth.

Read more: Roland Announces New Company Positions

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Every year since 2009, MMR has recognized significant figures in the world of MI who have contributed in meaningful ways to the advocacy of music education at the community and local levels with the Don Johnson Industry Service Award, named in honor of former editor Don Johnson, who passed away in 2008. Click here to view the video honoring the 2017 winners, Susan and Jonathan Lipp of Full Compass Systems.

 

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FingerWeights™ Global to introduce its new FingerWeight product at the 2017 Winter NAMM Show being held at the Anaheim Convention Center, January 19-22.  

Read more: FingerWeights Global Introduces Training Product at NAMM

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Eastman Music Company has announced that they have made a significant investment in Backun Musical Services, manufacturer of clarinets and woodwind accessories. This investment builds upon the existing Eastman distribution of Backun products to dealers in North America.

Read more: Eastman Partners with Backun

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On Thursday, Drum Workshop, Inc., appointed Hal Leonard as their exclusive U.S. representative of their Gretsch, Gibraltar, KAT, Percussion Plus and CB Percussion lines.

Read more: New Deal in Place Between Hal Leonard and DW

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