News

Orton Joins L-ACOUSTICS

Christian Wissmuller •
  • People
• November 9, 2013

L-ACOUSTICS has announced the appointment of Dan Orton to the post of application engineer for the UK and Ireland. Orton reports to Florent Bernard, head of Application – Touring and Cédric Montrezor, dead of Application – Installation for L-ACOUSTICS.

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JUNO Appoints Zucek National Sales Manager

Christian Wissmuller •
  • People
• November 9, 2013

JUNO recently announced the addition of Mike Zucek to the JUNO team as national sales manager.

Zucek has worked in the music products industry his whole career.  For 21 years he managed global sales and marketing efforts, including new product development, for Mirafone and Rico Reeds, both divisions of the Roy J. Maier Corporation at the time. He’s also worked as a district manager for Yamaha as well as regional sales manager for both the J. D’Addario Co. and Connolly Music.  He has a BA in music education from Northeastern Illinois Univ., studied horn at the American Conservatory of Music and holds an MBA in management from Pepperdine Univ. 

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AES Welcomes New President Dr. Sean Olive

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• November 9, 2013

Following closely on the heels of the 135th Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention, held Thursday, October 17, through Sunday, October 20, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, the AES welcomes Dr. Sean Olive as its new president, taking over from outgoing president Frank Wells. Currently serving as director, Acoustic Research, Harman International, Olive is based in Northridge, California, placing him in an ideal location to guide the AES into the 137th Convention, which will take place in Los Angeles in the fall of 2014.   

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Alfred Announces Exclusive Distribution of MakeMusic’s Finale 2014

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• November 9, 2013

Alfred Music and MakeMusic, Inc. have announced the world-wide release of Finale 2014. For 25 years, musicians around the world have relied on Finale to create, edit, audition, print and publish sheet music. After two years of research and analyzing customer feedback, the highly-anticipated release of Finale 2014 is available to musicians throughout the world.

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Owners of Full Compass Systems Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• November 9, 2013

Full Compass recently announced that owners Susan and Jonathan Lipp have received the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Madison chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).  Their contributions to education, music, early development and other initiatives were recognized by APF and celebrated at an awards luncheon on Friday, November 1st. This award is presented to individuals or couples with a minimum of 20 years of philanthropic involvement, outstanding civic and charitable responsibility and a record of exceptional generosity that has also encouraged others to take leadership roles in philanthropic activities.

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Dinah Gretsch to Receive 2014 She Rocks Award

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• November 9, 2013

Dinah Gretsch, executive vice president and CFO of the Gretsch Company is among a select group of women to be honored by the Women’s International Music Network (WiMN) with the organization’s 2014 She Rocks Award. As a leader in the music industry, Dinah will be recognized for her unique talents, accomplishments, and philanthropic works. The presentation will take place at a ceremony to be held on Friday, January 24, 2014 from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel in Anaheim, California during the 2014 NAMM Show.

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Peavey Electronics® Announces Stan Lee Autographed Guitar Giveaway

hoff •
  • Supplier Scene
• November 7, 2013

Peavey Electronics® is pleased to announce an exclusive guitar giveaway. Between now and December 31st, 2013, participants may enter for a chance to win a Peavey Iron Man™ guitar signed by Marvel® Comics super hero creator Stan Lee. Interested guitar and comic lovers may enter at Peavey’s Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/PeaveyElectronics).

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Cort Guitars Works With Guitar Sensation Hedras Ramos Jr.

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  • Supplier Scene
• November 7, 2013

To help promote their product line, Cort Guitars has been searching the world over for the next guitar sensation.  They have found it in Hedras Ramos Jr., a young Guatemalan who has already been making a splash of his own.  The two initially teamed up for a clinic tour throughout Latin America last August.  The clinics were held at exclusive authorized Cort dealers in Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and Argentina allowing fans and musicians the opportunity to meet Ramos and try out the extensive line of Cort Guitars.

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PRS Guitarists Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy Shine on New Alter Bridge Album

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  • Supplier Scene
• November 7, 2013

It has been three years since Alter Bridge’s last studio album, ABIII, was released in the US, but it is clear their fans have been waiting for them to return.  Now the rock juggernaut band comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitar, Mark Tremonti on guitar/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips on drums return with their fourth album, Fortress, released on October 8th via EMI Label Services and debuted at #12 on the Billboard Charts.  The latest record builds upon the sound that Alter Bridge has been known for with their uncompromised vocal melodies, untouchable dueling guitar work and pounding rhythm section.  The album was produced by long-time Alter Bridge producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette, known for his work with Falling In Reverse, Story Of The Year and Incubus to name a few. Loudwire.com describes it as…”a collection of tracks that push new boundaries for the intrepid melodic rock act. The daring song arrangements experiment just enough to open up a whole new world of audible opportunities all while offering up enough familiarity to not exclude longtime fans. While this is no easy feat, Alter Bridge manage to find the delicate balance of quietly evolving without erasing any of the past.”

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Bose Equipment In Use at Arena Shows by Rock Supergroup Yukon Kornelius

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  • Supplier Scene
• November 7, 2013

Earlier this year, rock supergroup Yukon Kornelius (Featuring bassist Stefan Lessard from the Dave Matthews Band, singer/guitarist Ed Robertson from the Barenaked Ladies, singer/guitarist Adam Gardner from Guster, and drummer Eric Fawcett from Spymob, along with a multitude of special guests), performed at the FestEVOL 2013 at the Ice House Arena, part of Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, VT. Since first taking the stage in 2008, the band has gained a reputation for performing fun, lengthy sets of cover songs and surprises. All acts performed crowd-pleasing sets, and the show featured excellent sound thanks to a PA system consisting of RoomMatch® loudspeakers, along with PowerMatch® amplifiers, from Bose® Professional Systems Division.  

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Scratch DJ Academy Uses Stanton Tables at Major Resorts and Cruise Lines

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  • Supplier Scene
• November 7, 2013

Stanton®, a Gibson Pro Audio brand and an industry leader in the design and manufacture of professional audio products for DJs, joined forces with Scratch DJ Academy, to make a splash on the high seas. Now families can learn how to DJ while cruising aboard some of America’s top cruise lines.

“When Scratch DJ Academy put together a cool music education program that provides vacationers of all ages with a glimpse into the world of DJing,” says Stacy Payne, event manager at Gibson Brands. “They invited Stanton to supply gear for these classes so that students can learn new skills on some of the most advanced gear, featuring the latest technology in the industry, such as the SCS.4DJ USB Mixstation and STR8.150 Turntables. And, we’re honored to be part of this program.”

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Recording engineers gathered for “In Studio: 500 Series Module Shootout,” held at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida, presented by The Recording Academy® Florida Chapter and the Producers & Engineers Wing® and sponsored by GC Pro.

GC Pro Supports Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Events

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  • Supplier Scene
• November 7, 2013

Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, recently helped sponsor “In Studio: 500 Series Module Shootout,” presented by The Recording Academy® Florida Chapter and the Producers & Engineers Wing®. This was just the latest event GC Pro has supported as part of its long-term relationship with The Recording Academy and the P&E Wing.  

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