Sweetwater will present GearFest 2017, a celebration of musicians and the instruments and audio gear they use to make and record music, on Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Sweetwater campus, 5501 US Hwy 30 W, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Read more: Sweetwater Presents GearFest ’17

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In January, more than 10 Yamaha staff members and friends participated in the Southern California Half Marathon and 5K races to raise money for Type 1 juvenile diabetes research at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children’s).

Read more: Yamaha Cares Exceeds $110,000 in Donations to Children’s Hospital of Orange County


Buffet Crampon USA has announced the appointment of John Hadden to the newly created position of brass development coordinator.

Read more: Buffet Crampon USA Appoints Hadden as Brass Development Coordinator

Trade Regrets

Joshua Harris, longtime webmaster for Timeless Communications, parent company of MMR, died April 19, 2017 after suffering a heart attack. He was 42.

Read more: Trade Regrets: Joshua Harris


With a vision to continue to strengthen the music and pro audio industries, The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and The Audio Engineering Society (AES) have announced a new collaborative alliance which will integrate pro audio educational training activities related to live sound, performance audio, recording technology and other topics into The 2018 NAMM Show, January 25-28 in Anaheim, California.

Read more: AES to Join the 2018 NAMM Show

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At Justin Bieber’s recent Purpose concert at Lima’s National Stadium in Peru, 60 fixtures from CHAUVET Professional illuminated all 20-plus songs from the pop star for the crowd of 30,000 fans.

Read more: CHAUVET Professional Powers ‘Purpose’ Tour in Peru

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Anderson .Paak, a Grammy-nominated drummer, singer, and songwriter (among many other things), is now playing SABIAN Cymbals exclusively.

Read more: Anderson .Paak Joins SABIAN Artist Family

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Gluboost recently featured “master of the finish” Pat Wilkins in their “Luthier and Tech Spotlight Series.”

Read more: Gluboost Features Pat Wilkins in Luthier Series

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Korg and Lionsgate (maker of the film “La La Land”) teamed up to host a “City of Stars” cover contest last month.

Read more: Korg and Lionsgate Host ‘La La Land’ Contest

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St. Louis Music has announced that they will be participating in Make Music Day 2017, a worldwide celebration of music that takes place on the summer solstice.

Read more: St. Louis Music Supports Make Music Day

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