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  • Reunion Blues Welcomes Duff McKagan’s ‘Loaded’ To Artist Line-Up

    hoff | Supplier Scene | November 7, 2013

    Gig bag and instrument case maker Reunion Blues officially welcomed Duff McKagan’s Loaded to their growing family of artists. Led by former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, Loaded members include guitarist Mike Squires, bassist Jeff Rouse, drummer Isaac Carpenter with Duff as lead vocals and rhythm guitar. Formed in 1999, Loaded has released 3 studio albums to date, including their latest release, The Taking. On the road, Duff McKagan’s Loaded carries their gear in Reunion Blues gig bags and cases.

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  • Korg USA Offers Branded Holiday Rebates

    hoff | Supplier Scene | November 7, 2013

    Korg USA announces "Season's Savings," a mail-in rebate promotion for select products from Korg, VOX, Blackstar and HKAudio. The rebate runs from November 1st 2013 through January 31st, 2014, and applies to new products purchased by U.S. residents from an authorized Korg USA dealer during the rebate period. Full details and downloadable rebate coupons can be found at: www.korg.com/Promotions; www.blackstaramps.com/uspromotions/; www.voxamps.com/us/promos/; www.hkaudio.com.

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  • Hot Licks Guitar Shop Raises Thousands to Combat Breast Cancer

    hoff | Upfront | November 7, 2013

    Hot Licks Guitar Shop of Waldorf, MD, held a fundraiser for Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure on October 10th.  "For the last four years, the Hot Licks team has hosted a fundraiser in support of defeating breast cancer," says Richie Downs.  "This year we hosted a Blues Concert fundraiser in our outdoor courtyard." To increase contributions, they raffled off an Epiphone Les Paul guitar and Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar.  "All fundraisers combined, we have raised over $5,000 for breast cancer this year."

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  • MMR Talks Shop with Drum Center of Portsmouth

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  • MMR’s 32nd Annual Top Music Chains – Add Your 2013 Info. Now!

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | November 6, 2013We are currently putting the finishing touches on MMR's 32nd Annual Top Music Chains. If your MI retail operation has three or more storefronts, please update your 2013 information by clicking the link below.  The full Report will be published in our December issue. http://mmrmagazine.com/top-music-chains-of-2013 If you have any questions, please call Christian Wissmuller, editor at 702-479-1879 […] Read More...
  • Vote Now for the 2013 Dealers’ Choice Awards!

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | November 6, 2013We’d like to invite you to participate in the selection of MMR's 21st Annual Dealers’ Choice Awards. Please make your choices below in all product categories that are relevant to your business. Any questions, please call Christian Wissmuller, editor at 702-479-1879 ext. 172 Read More...
  • Workers at Vegas GC Vote to Unionize

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | November 4, 2013

    On Friday, November 1, employees at a Las Vegas Guitar Center store voted 15 to 5 in favor of unionization.  If the federal labor board ratifies the election, this would represent the third GC location to go union in 2013. As previously reported in MMR, stores in Manhattan and Chicago have already successfully unionized, while bids to join the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU) in Brooklyn and Queens earlier this year were unsuccessful.

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  • Trade Regrets: Bill Lawrence

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | November 4, 2013Bill Lawrence was known for his pick-up design and his long career as a German based guitarist. For over forty years, Bill published numerous articles on the subject of guitar design.  He was granted numerous patents, and worked with some of the most respected companies in the guitar industry, including Framus, Gibson, and Fender.  He passed away on November 2, 2013. 
 
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  • Yamaha Expands LA Atelier Facility

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | November 2, 2013

    Yamaha Corporation of America has added a new strings facility within the 5,000 square foot Los Angeles Atelier. Located at Yamaha’s headquarters, the Atelier serves the artist and education community with a venue for designing, creating, testing, servicing and restoring band and orchestral instruments.

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  • Korg USA Expands Sales Force in Canada

    Christian Wissmuller | People | November 2, 2013

    Korg USA has expanded its sales force to be able to provide the same premium service to Canadian retailers as it does in the U.S. market. Joining existing West Coast sales representative Martin Richmond will be Jeff Bard, who will cover Quebec and Maritimes, and Glen Booth, who will cover Ontario.

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  • GAMA Joins MEPR

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | November 2, 2013

    The members of GAMA have decided to join the Music Education Policy Roundtable (MEPR), which advocates to make music education a key focal point and discussion topic among elected officials and government agencies so as to promote the value that is inherent to quality arts education programming in schools and communities.

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  • Yamaha Launches Quest For Music Education Contest

    Christian Wissmuller | Supplier Scene | November 2, 2013

    Yamaha Corporation of America is sponsoring the Quest for Music Education, an online contest that runs through November 16, 2013 and offers a total of $105,000 in prizes consisting of band and orchestral equipment for the music departments of winning schools.

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