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On January 25th, Jordan Kitt’s Music celebrated the grand opening of its flagship showroom and Music Education Center in Rockville, Maryland with a special concert and reception.  

Read more: Grand Opening of Jordan Kitt’s Rockville Showroom and Music Education Center

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The Avedis Zildjian Company has announced that John Stephans has been appointed president, reporting directly to CEO, Craigie Zildjian, effective February 1, 2017.

Read more: Zildjian Names Stephans President

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Sweetwater recently surpassed 100 million views on its YouTube channel, with subscribers to the channel now exceeding 137,000.

Read more: Sweetwater Surpasses 100 Million YouTube Views

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Once again in 2017, Messe Frankfurt is inviting qualified musical-instrument retailers to register for the “Musikmesse Insider” customer programme.

Read more: 'Musikmesse Insider' to Continue at 2017 Gathering

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Over the course of the past few months, Ernie Ball has been offering guitarists the opportunity – and challenge – to beta-test their new Paradigm strings. Among those who tried – and failed – to break the strings are Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Dream Theater’s John Petrucci. 

Read more: Guitarist’s are Taking the Ernie Ball Paradigm Challenge

People

Shure Incorporated has promoted Bruce Skof to vice president and chief financial officer.

Read more: Shure Promotes Skof to VP and CFO

Supplier Scene

On-Stage donated an array of music products and accessories to Harmony Project of Los Angeles, California. On-Stage is a Connecticut-based, family-owned business with a long history of supporting charities, community programs, and schools that promote music education and performance.

Read more: On-Stage Donates NAMM Booth Products to Harmony Project

Supplier Scene
D’Addario adds German violinist Julia Fischer to their Orchestral artist roster.

Read more: Julia Fischer Joins D’Addario Orchestral Artist Roster

People

Jim Mack has joined the Ashly Audio team in Webster, New York as CEO. He will help expand business in existing markets and forge paths into new markets that leverage Ashly’s history and reputation for building affordable, high-quality amplifiers, signal processors, and user interfaces.

Read more: Jam Industries Names Mack Ashly Audio CEO

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The D’Addario Foundation, a 503(c) nonprofit that is a global leader in finding, funding, and partnering with transformative music education organizations, has announced the results of its first two grant application cycles.

Read more: D’Addario Foundation Awards 107 Music Education Grants

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