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


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


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


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


The lineup for Drum Camp at Musikmesse 2017 (April 5 to 8) is complete. Eight stars of the international drum scene will give daily performances on their original touring sets in the 'Blood, Sweat and Tears Box' – a sound-proof cabin in the middle of Hall 11.0 where visitors can see and hear the musicians really close up.

Read more: Musikmesse 2017 Drum Camp Lineup Announced


The world’s music products industry gathered in Anaheim, California last week for the annual NAMM Show, and with it, the symphonic harmonies of the industry could be heard echoing across the campus of the Anaheim Convention Center.

Read more: 2017 NAMM Show Attracts Global Music Products Industry


Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) and Yamaha Motor Corporation USA (YMUS) came together for the second year in a row to showcase the company’s “Revstar garage” concept at the 2017 NAMM Show held January 19-22 in Anaheim, California.

Read more: YCA and YMUS Join to Present ‘One Yamaha’ Revstar Display


Roland Corporation U.S.'s marketing communications manager Rebecca Eaddy was an honoree at the fifth annual She Rocks Awards.

Read more: Roland's Eaddy Honored at She Rocks Awards

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