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Nashville-based Gibson Brands - the corporation behind Baldwin Piano, Wurlitzer, Gibson Pro Audio, and (most significantly) Gibson Guitars - filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, May 1.

Read more: Gibson Files for Bankruptcy Protection

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GRAMMY® Award-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre and Hal Leonard have announced they have expanded their relationship with a global print and distribution agreement effective July 1.

Read more: Hal Leonard Announces New Global Deal with Eric Whitacre

Supplier Scene

The Roadie For A Day event held on February 16 was a huge success, according to Sarah Hagan, the Percussion Marketing Council’s Advisory Board Member overseeing the grand finale event from the 2017 International Drum Month campaign contest.

Read more: 'Roadie For A Day' Event A Success

Upfront

April 6th marked the Music and Entertainment Student Association’s (MEISA) fourth annual Music Industry Conference hosted at Hofstra University in New York. Korg USA sponsored the cause by providing a variety of gear for their artist showcase including VOX and Blackstar combo amps and a Korg Grandstage piano.

Read more: Korg USA Sponsors MEISA’s Annual Hofstra Music Industry Conference

Supplier Scene

Vater Percussion has welcomed Roy Mayorga as a Vater Drumstick Artist. Mayorga is the drummer for Stone Sour, and is also a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and engineer.

Read more: Vater Percussion Adds Mayorga to Artist Family

Supplier Scene

Both the president Gary Spears and the CEO Ron Van Ostenbridge of Bari Woodwinds have introduced a new attitude at Bari.

Read more: Bari Woodwinds Announces 'New Attitude'

Supplier Scene

Aguilar Amplification has added Fishbone bassist Norwood Fisher to their family of endorsing artists.

Read more: Aguilar Amplification Adds Fisher to Artist Family

Supplier Scene

Lee Oskar has announced a major expansion of the headquarters team and marketing operations for Lee Oskar Harmonicas, which he founded in 1983 in collaboration with Tombo Manufacturing of Japan.

Read more: Lee Oskar Announces Expansion

People

The Business Solutions Group of Guitar Center (GC) announces the appointment of two key personnel - Mike Trimble and Marcin Nowak - as design engineers joining the GC Pro team.

Read more: GC Business Solutions Group Appoints Trimble and Nowak as GC Pro Design Engineers

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Taylor Guitars has launched an engrossing digital experience called The Ebony Project.

Read more: Taylor Guitars Launches 'The Ebony Project'

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