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Radial Teams with Mitch Merret

hoff •
  • Supplier Scene
• August 26, 2013

Have you ever met a modest Canadian? Well, that's a silly question. If there is one moniker that hangs around the necks of even the most talented Canadian it is modesty. Producer, song-writer, performer, and manager Mitch Merrett would easily be top pick of any artist looking for someone to support them creatively while also having their back on the business end of things. True to his Canadian identity, when you bring this up the first thing Merrett does is talk about what he refers to as his team. 

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Anton Fig Signs with Evans Drumheads and PureSound Percussion

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  • Supplier Scene
• August 26, 2013

Evans and PureSound are proud to welcome to their esteemed artist rosters, Anton Fig, a member of the "CBS Orchestra" appearing nightly on 'The Late Show with David Letterman.'  Fig has held this position since 1986, and during this tenure, he has played with scores of great artists including Miles Davis, James Brown, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Winwood, Bonnie Raitt and Tony Bennett.

In each of Fig’s performance situations, he chooses Evans’ G2 Clear Tom Batter Heads and G1 Clear Resonant Heads, GMAD Bass Drumheads, Power Center Reverse Dot Snare Heads, the J1 Eetched on his timbale drum and says, “Evans make the drums sound alive!”  Fig also uses PureSound’s 14” Steel and Brass snare wires.

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NAMM Awards Music-Making Grant to Rhythm! Discover Center

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  • Supplier Scene
• August 26, 2013

Rhythm! Discovery Center is one of 21 recipients selected to receive grant support from The NAMM Foundation. The funding will allow Rhythm! to continue to offer participatory music programs that increase exposure to music making and its myriad benefits to the Indianapolis community. The NAMM Foundation annually allocates $500,000 in funding to support innovative music learning programs, with the goal of expanding access to active music making.

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Pearl/Adams at 2013 DCI World Championships

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  • Supplier Scene
• August 26, 2013

Pearl/Adams was very well represented at the 2013 Drum Corps International World Championships, hosted at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Ind.  Held August 6th-10th, DCI Finals Week showcased the top drum and bugle corps in the world, such as the defending DCI Champion Blue Devils who received the DCI World Class Silver Medal, and The Phantom Regiment and Spirit of Atlanta who both continued their finals appearance streaks.

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Trade Regrets: Jim Grimm

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Trade Regrets
• August 23, 2013
Jim Grimm, owner of KC Music Supply in Kansas City, Missouri, passed away on August 7th, 2013. KC Music Supply was a wholesale music distributor to the trade.  Prior to owning his own business, Jim was a rep for many product lines in the industry. Jim was also an accomplished classical guitarist. Read More...

Kala and GITC/YMPCA Partnership

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• August 22, 2013

Through expanding its work in the schools and a new partnership with the YMCA, Guitars in the Classroom aims to bring music into the lives of even more children across the country this year. Guitars in the Classroom, a nonprofit music organization and 6-time NAMM Foundation grantee, has pledged to provide 100 instruments each year to YMCA’s after-school music instruction programs for use by children in need who could otherwise not participate in music classes.

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D’Addario to Relocate Steel Wire Manufacturing to Farmingdale, NY

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• August 21, 2013

D’Addario is transitioning its Renaissance Wire division from Oxford, Mass., to Farmingdale, N.Y. Targeted for completion in early 2014, the multi-million dollar modernization plan includes relocation and re-engineering the entire process for producing high carbon steel music wire.

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NAMM Announces William R. Gard Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• August 21, 2013

The NAMM Foundation has announced the recipients of the William R. Gard Memorial Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year. Named for a former NAMM executive vice president, the Gard Scholarship is designed to invest in the education of promising students who are contributing their talents to the music products industry. The annual award supports a portion of academic expenses for selected NAMM Member-company employees studying full time at accredited four-year universities.

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Music China 2013

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• August 21, 2013

More than 1,600 brands and suppliers from 25 countries and regions will display a wide selection of eastern and western musical instruments at this year’s Music China which will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai from 10 – 13 October 2013. The show is a “must-attend” event organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, the China Music Instrument Association (CMIA) and INTEX Shanghai.

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Young Chang Expands Clutter’s Territory

Christian Wissmuller •
  • People
• August 21, 2013

Young Chang ha announced the expansion of territory for Lori Clutter, YC's northeastern representative. Clutter will now cover the following states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC, W. Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.

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New Dates & Venue for 2014 NAMM Musikmesse Russia and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• August 21, 2013

​NAMM Musikmesse Russia and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia's 2014 edition will now be held September 18-21 and September 18-20, 2014 respectively and in a new, modern venue, the IEC Crocus Expo in Moscow. Both the timing and the location are being adjusted to best fit the growing needs of the music product and pro-light and sound industries in the region. The second edition held in May 2013 received positive feedback and suggestions for further development from the participants. More than 130 producers and distributors from 15 countries met 9,381 unique visitors, which is a 49-percent increase compared to the show's premiere in 2012. The fringe programs of the fairs consisted of more than 90 events from professional development programming, to seminars and conferences and a music festival for the public.

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ChordBuddy Earns Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• August 20, 2013

The ChordBuddy Guitar Learning System, has earned the Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval. PTPA Media has North America’s largest volunteer parent testing community, with more than 60,000 parents and was rated the Most Trusted Seal by 22,000 parents.

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