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Hal Leonard Expands Presence at NAMM

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• November 24, 2013

For the 2014 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Hal Leonard is increasing its presence from its longtime 50' x 80' digs in Hall C to a spacious new 80' x 80' home in Hall B, at Booth 5720.

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Van Oppen and Bradley Join Zildjian Marketing and Sales Team

Christian Wissmuller •
  • People
• November 24, 2013

Rick van Oppen and Michael Bradley have joined Zildjian’s marketing and sales team. 

Rick van Oppen is now regional sales manager, sharing responsibilities for the Company’s sales in Europe and reporting directly to Andy Schlosser, VP of Global Sales.  Van Oppen began his career in the industry as a buyer/sales representative for Hoshino Benelux in 2000.  In 2008, he become district sales manager for Drums & Percussion for Fender Germany, and was promoted to sales manager, Drums & Percussion for Fender Germany in 2012.  Rick, who plays guitar and is passionate about music, is fluent in Dutch, English and German.  Rick van Oppen earned his Marketing Management and History degree from the University of Amsterdam.  He will be based in Europe and play an integral role in Zildjian sales worldwide.

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NAMM Partners with CMS for Job Listing Service

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• November 24, 2013

NAMM and The College Music Society (CMS) have partnered to give NAMM members the opportunity to advertise job openings to CMS members.  CMS, an international service organization for music students and faculty in tertiary education, counts among its membership the most highly trained and qualified potential interns and employees available. The relationship between NAMM and CMS was established in response to NAMM members’ requests over the years for access to a richer pool of potential employees who understand the music-products industry.

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Conn Named USA Sales Manager for Altus

Christian Wissmuller •
  • People
• November 24, 2013

KHS America, USA distributor of Altus and Azumi flutes, welcomes Chiarra Conn to their team as their USA sales manager. 

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Trade Regrets: Art Kubera

Christian Wissmuller •
  • People
• November 20, 2013
After years of performing as a professional musician, Art Kubera turned his focus towards addressing the need for musical instruments and accessories in the Buffalo, N.Y. area, which led to him opening Kubera Music in 1949.  In 1976 a young Joe Lamond, current CEO and president of NAMM, purchased his first new drum kit from […] Read More...

D’Addario Showroom Opens in Manhattan

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• November 17, 2013

On November 13, D’Addario opened a posh new showroom in the heart of Manhattan featuring D’Addario Orchestral Strings and Woodwinds products. To celebrate the grand opening, D’Addario hosted a soiree with top endorsing musicians and industry professionals including D’Addario personnel.  The kickoff was topped off with a champaigne toast and a jam session.

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Shure Announces Schools Selected for 10th Fantastic Scholastic Recording Competition

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• November 17, 2013

Shure Incorporated has announced the ten colleges and universities that have been selected at random to participate in the final round of its annual Fantastic Scholastic Recording Competition. In its tenth consecutive year, the Shure contest gives students from academic institutions in the U.S. and Canada unique access to the same high-quality Shure equipment used by professional musicians live and in the studio, including award-winning artists such as Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, Matt & Kim, The National, Wilco, and fun. Students from the selected schools will compete for a prize package valued at more than $11,000.

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Les Paul Foundation Bestows Grant on Ramapo College

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• November 17, 2013

Ramapo College of New Jersey will build a state-of-the-art music studio that will educate the musical luminaries of the future in a hybrid facility that bridges the worlds of analog and digital sound.

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Warwick Music a ‘Future Champion’ at 2013 National Business Awards

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• November 17, 2013

West Midlands-based (U.K.) Warwick Music has been revealed as a Future Champion for Innovation at the 2013 National Business Awards, which makes three major accolades for the business in as many months – following success as Innovation Business of the Year at the Nectar Business Awards and Midland’s SME of the year too.

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KHS America Takes a Step in MAP Price Monitoring

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• November 17, 2013

KHS America has taken a step to more effectively administer MAP pricing by partnering with an industry leader in MAP price management. 

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Harman Professional Names Mogensen Regional Support Manager, Asia

Christian Wissmuller •
  • People
• November 17, 2013
Harman Professional has promoted Rasmus Mogensen to the position of regional support manager, Asia, at Martin Professional Singapore. Mogensen had previously served as a regional support manager and in field service technician for Martin Scandinavia. He will now lead Martin Singapore’s service department and report directly to Jonas Stenvinkel, managing director of Martin Singapore.   Read More...

Harman Professional Appoints Stenvinkel As Head of Martin Professional Asia Pacific

Christian Wissmuller •
  • People
• November 17, 2013

Harman Professional has appointed Jonas Stenvinkel as head, Martin Professional Asia Pacific with permanent base in Singapore. Stenvinkel, who previously served as sales director of EMEA North, will lead Martin Professional’s sales and service staff in the Singapore and Asia region. He will report directly to Thomas Marcher, director of Sales at the Harman Professional Regional Sales Office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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