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Fishman Launches TriplePlay Guitar Wars Contest

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• October 27, 2013

Fishman and Guitar World Magazine have joined forces for the TriplePlay® Guitar Wars Contest, a unique opportunity for respondents to create a great original composition using their Fishman TriplePlay Wireless Guitar Controller and win a free trip to Winter NAMM, a Godin TriplePlay guitar and other valuable prizes.

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Fire Interrupts Service for Cutting-Edge Solutions/Pro-Active Websites

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• October 24, 2013

Cutting-Edge Solutions/Pro-Active Websites, an Arlington Heights, Illinois-based eCommerce solutions company serving the MI industry, reported that there was a fire at  their Chicago-area data center on October 9th. While no one was hurt and the fire quickly contained, it did affect service for days.

 

FMIC Appoints Terry to President of KMC

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• October 23, 2013

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) has appointed Mark Terry to the position of President of KMC Music.

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Asterope visits First String Music in Colorado.

Asterope Embarks National Dealer Tour

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  • Supplier Scene
• October 23, 2013

Asterope recently embarked on a nationwide tour to give music retailers the chance to experience first-hand the “Asterope difference” its audio cables make. Dealers across the U.S. had the opportunity to meet the company’s founder and president, Dariush Rad, and receive a personal demonstration of Asterope’s audio cable technology.

Asterope teamed with Fishman, its exclusive worldwide distribution partner, to select participating dealers and execute the tour.

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Gold Star Banjo Pickers Nominated for IMBA Award

Gold Star Banjo Pickers Nominated for IMBA Award

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  • Supplier Scene
• October 23, 2013
Gold Star banjos playes Tom Adams and Russ Carson were recently nominated for a 2013 IBMA award in the category of "Instrumental Performance of the Year." Tom Adams is featured on the tune "Foggy Mt. Rock" and is supported by an all-star cast of young musicians while Russ Carson is playing on the Richard Underwood […] Read More...
Reunion Blues Adds Kebbi Williams as Endorsing Artist

Reunion Blues Adds Kebbi Williams as Endorsing Artist

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  • Supplier Scene
• October 23, 2013

Gig bag and instrument case maker Reunion Blues recently welcomed Grammy-winning saxophonist and composer Kebbi Williams to its growing family of artists. As a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, arranger, teacher, and innovator, Kebbi’s unique experience brings fresh creative talent to the Reunion Blues roster.

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D’Addario Performance Series Returns to Carnegie Hall

D’Addario Performance Series Returns to Carnegie Hall

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  • Supplier Scene
• October 23, 2013

The 2013-2014 season of the D’Addario Performance Series began in October at Carnegie Hall with a performance by two young performers named Junhong Kuang and Celil Refik Kaya. The concert was Kaya’s Carnegie Hall debut, during which he world-premiered a new piece written for him by famed Argentinian classical guitarist and composer, Jorge Morel. The concert was Junhong Kuang’s New York City debut.

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Roland Announces U.S. V-Accordion Fest Winner

Roland Announces U.S. V-Accordion Fest Winner

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  • Supplier Scene
• October 23, 2013

Sergei Teleshev of Eugene, Oregon was named the winner of the 2013 Roland U.S. V‑Accordion Festival. As the U.S. champion, Sergei advanced to compete with regional winners from around the world during the 7th Roland International V-Accordion Festival. Sergei also received two prizes: a new FR-8x, Roland’s latest flagship V-Accordion, and a trip to the international festival in Rome.

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St. Blues’ Eric Gales Signature Guitar

St. Blues Releases Eric Gales Signature Guitar

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  • Supplier Scene
• October 23, 2013

Saint Blues Guitar Workshop recently announced the creation of the Eric Gales signature Blindsider guitar, “Ghost Notes.” The release was celebrated at the company’s Memphis headquarters in September, when Gales showed off the brand new axe’s features for all in attendance.

The production model is a right-handed body, though Eric will play it reversed as a leftyversion. This all-black guitar features an ebony fretboard, with "Eric Gales" in pearloid inlay from 3rd fret to the 12th fret. It will feature a slab top, black Blade Runner bridge, 3 Fralin single coil pickups, black Sperzel locking tuners, black nitro finish and black pearl binding and pick guard. To keep with the all black appearance, it even features black water buffalo horn for the nut.

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Kawai Partners with Made In New York Jazz Competition

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  • Supplier Scene
• October 23, 2013

Kawai America Corporation recently announced its partnership with the Made In New York Jazz Competition. This new partnership is designed to promote and nurture the next generation of jazz musicians around the world. With Kawai’s assistance, The Made In New York Jazz Competition (MINYJC) is helping jazz artists from around the globe achieve significant international exposure.

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Owensboro Music Center Rebrands, Hank Starks Retires

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• October 21, 2013

Longtime co-owner of Owensboro Music Center, Hank Starks, has retired, with partner Gordy Wilcher assuming complete ownership of the Kentucky retail operation that just celebrated its 40th anniversary in business. As of today, the store will be known as “Gordy’s Owensboro Music Center,” and other changes are being implemented.

“After 33-1/2 years, Hank [Starks] has retired and moved to Florida, and we all wish him well,” Wilcher says.

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ADJ Reaches Legal Settlement With Neo-Neon and American Lighting

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• October 21, 2013

ADJ companies American DJ Supply and Elation Professional have reached an out of court settlement with American Lighting, Inc. and its Hong Kong-based parent company, Neo-Neon, involving a trademark infringement lawsuit. Under terms of the agreement, American Lighting and Neo-Neon have agreed to stop selling special effects lighting products and distributing marketing material that use the names “American,” “Revo” and “E-Pro” in the US market.

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