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Summary Judgment For Ultimate SupportSystems in Patent Infringement Lawsuit

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  • Upfront
• April 1, 2013
As previously reported in MMR, on March 23rd, 2011, K.H.S. Musical Instrument Co., Ltd., the manufacturer and supplier of the HERCULES Guitar Stands, filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Ultimate Support Systems Inc. of Loveland, Colorado. The lawsuit involves US Patent No.7,105,732 owned by K.H.S. and claims infringement by Ultimate Support and its Guitar Stand […] Read More...
Audix’s Cliff Castle, Bob Brennan and Rob Schnell of Reflex Marketing, and Gene Houk of Audix

Audix Rep of the Year

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  • Upfront
• April 1, 2013

Cliff Castle, Audix VP of sales and marketing, announced the winner of 2012 Audix Rep of the Year award at the annual rep and distributor meeting.

This year’s winner, Reflex Marketing, is headed by Bob Brennan, along with Rob Schnell and John McFadden. Covering the Metro New York, New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania regions, Reflex Marketing has represented Audix for over 14 years.

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Steinway Reports Q4 Results

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  • Financial
• April 1, 2013

Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc. (NYSE: LVB) has reported earnings for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2012.

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Clinton Voigt

Clinton Voigt

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  • Trade Regrets
• April 1, 2013
Clinton Voigt, 92, of Beloit, Wis., passed away on February 10, 2013. In the spring of 1939 Voigt purchased and took over a guitar studio in Beloit that specialized in Hawaiian guitar, known as the Honolulu Conservatory of Music.  After a number of years, as the business diversified, the operation’s name was changed to Voigt […] Read More...

NAMM’s 2013 Top 100 Dealer Awards

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  • Upfront
• April 1, 2013
Entries are now being accepted for NAMM’s 2013 Top 100 Dealer Awards, w hich spotlight the music instrument and products industry’s best, brightest and most proactive retailers. The awards will be presented during Summer NAMM, July 11-13, 2013 in Nashville, and recognize retailers in seven “Best of” categories, with the 2013 “Dealer of the Year” […] Read More...

Orange Announces Dealer & Sales Representative of the Year

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  • Upfront
• April 1, 2013
Orange Amplification announced that Sweetwater Sound Inc. has been awarded USA " Dealer Of The Year 2012 and Bill McDaniel has been presented with USA Sales Representative Of The Year 2012 at the Winter NAMM 2013. Sweetwater Sound, Inc. surpassed all previous Orange USA Dealer Of The Year winners’ sales records in 2012. Sweetwater has […] Read More...
Mike Feudale behind the counter – and in front of some must-have-give-me-right-now guitars – at Mike’s Monster Guitar.

Mike’s Monster Guitar Opens in Cambridge

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  • Upfront
• April 1, 2013
On March 1st, the Massachusetts Avenue space in Cambridge, Mass. that had formerly housed longtime local music retail mecca, Sandy’s Music, reopened as an entirely new operation: Mike’s Monster Guitar. The store’s " owner Mike Feudale (“Skinny Mike,” guitarist/frontman for Boston-based garage rockers The Coffin Lids), worked at Sandy’s for 18 years, doing repairs and […] Read More...

School of Rock Opens 100th Location

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  • Upfront
• April 1, 2013
School of Rock recently celebrated the opening of its 100th School in The Woodlands, Texas. “We are excited about reaching this 100 school milestone,” said School of Rock CEO, Chris Catalano. “Our sustained growth helps ensure that we can continue to expand the inspirational opportunities for our students while at the same time creating employment […] Read More...
TKL’s Tommy Dougerty with Jackson Galaxy

My Cat From Hell Star Jackson Galaxy Appears at TKL’s NAMM Booth

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  • Upfront
• April 1, 2013
Once a part time animal shelter worker with a growing reputation as a “cat whisperer,” Jackson Galaxy is now the star of the successful Animal Planet television show, My Cat From Hell, which begins its fourth season in 2013. Galaxy, who carries around a trademark “Guitar Case o’ Cat Mojo” on his calls to troublesome […] Read More...

Gretsch Celebrates 130 Years

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  • Upfront
• April 1, 2013
The Gretsch Company, an American family-owned business, celebrates its 130th anniversary this year. In 1883, German immigrant Friedrich Gretsch launched what would one day become an iconic American guitar and drum maker for such well-known artists as Chet Atkins, George Harrison, Charlie Watts, Chick Webb and Brian Setzer among many others. According to a recent […] Read More...

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