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Sennheiser Announces Changes to Executive Management Board

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  • People
• June 18, 2013

WEDEMARK, Germany — For several years now, two of the co-shareholders of the Sennheiser family business, Daniel and Dr. Andreas Sennheiser have proved themselves within the Executive Management Board by taking on certain responsibilities for the successful running of the entire group. As a consequence, the Shareholders of the Sennheiser Group have unanimously decided to promote Daniel and Andreas Sennheiser to the positions of CEO's responsible for Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co KG, as of July 1st 2013.

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Morley Thompson

Morley Thompson

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  • Trade Regrets
• June 12, 2013
​Morley Thompson passed away on March 7 at the age of 86. Thompson’s financial background was a key element in the expansion of the Baldwin Piano Company during the 1980s.  He created a credit company and finance programs under the Baldwin name to branch off from the company’s core technology and invest on a larger […] Read More...

Morty and Iris Manus Receive MTNA Achievement Award

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  • Upfront
• April 1, 2013
Morty and Iris Manus were honored with the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Achievement Award at the Awards Brunch during the 2013 MTNA National Conference at the Disneyland® Hotel in Anaheim, California, March 13. The MTNA Achievement Award is the organization’s highest honor. It is bestowed upon individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions […] Read More...

US Music Corp US Distributor for DigiTech

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  • Upfront
• April 1, 2013
Harman’s DigiTech has appointed US Music Corp (USM) as its exclusive US distributor effective April 1, 2013. Headquartered in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, USM is an international MI company that manufacturers and distributes worldwide. Commenting on the agreement, Craig Paller, senior director, sales, Harman Signal Processing stated, “We will be working closely with US Music Corp […] Read More...
Hitoshi Fukutome

Fukutome Named President of Yamaha Corporation of America

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  • Upfront
• April 1, 2013

Hitoshi Fukutome has been named president of Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA). He succeeds Takuya “Tak” Nakata, who will return to Yamaha Corporation Japan (YCJ) to lead sales and marketing for the Musical Instrument (MI) and Audio 

Products Group, and will continue to work closely with YCA.

Nakata has served as president of YCA since April 2010, overseeing a period of growth for the company despite a difficult financial climate in the United States.

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GAMA Launches New Website

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  • Upfront
• April 1, 2013
The Guitar and Accessories Marketing Association (GAMA) recently launched an updated www.guitaredunet.org website for classroom-guitar teachers. The new site features blogs, articles, tips & tricks and also GAMA member content. The website aims to complement GAMA’s Teaching Guitar Workshops program through which it trains school music educators to start classroomguitar programs. The site is intended […] Read More...

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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MakeMusic Sale to LaunchEquity Under Investigation

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  • Upfront
• April 1, 2013

The recent sale agreement of Make- Music, Inc. to LaunchEquity Acquisition Partners, LLC Designated Series Education Partners (“LEAP”), is currently under investigation in New York for possible breaches of fiduciary duty.The New York law firm of Levi & Korsinsky has stated that it will focus on whether the MakeMusic Board of Directors breached their fiduciary duties to stockholders by failing to adequately shop the company before entering into the transaction. The concern is that LEAP is underpaying for its shares, thus unlawfully harming MakeMusic stockholders.

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Radial Names Stage Audio Works as Distributor for African Region

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  • Upfront
• April 1, 2013
Radial Engineering has appointed Stage Audio Works as their Distributor for the African Region. Stage Audio Works, based in Southern Africa, is a leading supplier of cutting-edge live event audio and lighting technologies. Radial’s international sales manager Steve McKay " notes, “Their philosophy of providing the highest quality products in their distribution lines up perfectly […] Read More...
Adam Tom and Brett Getzen

Getzen Company Changes Hands

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  • Upfront
• April 1, 2013
In 1939, T.J. Getzen founded The Getzen Company in a converted barn behind the family home in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. That year, a family tradition in the musical instrument business was born. Following that heritage, Brett and Adam Getzen, the great-grandsons of the company’s founder, have announced that they have purchased the Getzen Company from their father, […] Read More...

Harman Completes Acquisition of Martin Professional

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  • Upfront
• April 1, 2013
Harman has completed its acquisition of Martin Professional A/S of Denmark. Martin is a leading provider of lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors, and its acquisition advances Harman’s capacity to serve customers in a wide variety of applications and geographic markets with highly integrated AV and lighting systems. Read More...
Peter Sides, Pam & Nevin Garrett, Rob Ensinger, Alysha Sides Greevy

Robert M. Sides Family Music Acquires Haines Music

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  • Upfront
• April 1, 2013
Robert M. Sides Family Music Centers recently announced the acquisition of Haines Music in Selinsgrove, Pa.Haines Music owners Pam and Nevin Garrett are retiring after 37 years in the music business, while 25-year Haines school service representative Rob Ensinger will continue to serve his schools as the newest member of the Robert M.Sides team. Haines […] Read More...
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