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Percussionist Korpela Joins Majestic/Mapex Roster

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• September 24, 2014

Mapex & Majestic Concert percussion recently welcomed Pete Korpela to their roster of Artists. Korpela is a Latin Grammy Award-nominated percussionist.  Since moving to Los Angeles in 1997, he has gained a reputation as a versatile musician in orchestral, Latin, jazz, world, rock and pop music.  Korpela employs the Majestic Prophonic Snare Drum and Concert toms within his array of percussion instruments on tour with Josh Groban. He has also chosen a stand-mounted Mapex Saturn IV bass drum.

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DJ Joe Bunn Sports New Mackie SRM650

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• September 24, 2014

Veteran DJ Joe Bunn recently added Mackie's new SRM650 powered monitors and SRM1850 powered subwoofers to his company's arsenal. The North Carolina native, who started spinning records as a teen, founded Joe Bunn DJ Company in the late 1990s. Since then, the company has grown to a staff of more than 17 mobile DJs, covering around 400 weddings and another 200 events per year, including weddings, graduations, corporate events, and a host of other celebrations.  

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Richard Fortus Signs with D’Addario

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• September 24, 2014

D’Addario welcomes the Guns N' Roses lead guitarist Richard Fortus to its artist roster. A variety of D’Addario string sets help Fortus develop his sound, including D’Addario NYXL Light Top/Heavy Bottom electric guitar strings, Phosphor Bronze Custom Light acoustic guitar strings, and Planet Waves American Stage instrument cables. “Only D'Addario can single-handedly cover all of my string needs,” says Fortus. “The NYXL's are the best electric string I have come across."

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Zildjian Introduces ‘My Pit’s the Pits’ Contest

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• September 24, 2014

** Zildjian Launches 'My Pit's the Pits' Contest

In an effort to help out a few deserving high school marching band programs, Zildjian has teamed up with Calderwood Percussion, Remo, Vic Firth, Steve Weiss Music, Lone Star Percussion, Music & Arts Centers, and Woodwind & Brasswind to launch the "My Pit's the Pits!" video contest. Music programs across the United States are being given a chance to win over $25,000 in prizes from the top names in percussion equipment.

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Tri-Technical Systems Celebrates 30 Years

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• September 23, 2014

Tri-Technical Systems announces that September 2014 marks the company's 30th year anniversary of its founding. 

 

Under the leadership of Tri-Tech’s founder David Cox, Tri-Tech has grown from offering a single industry software application, to providing software solutions for any retail establishment, and its software can be found in thousands of businesses across the United States and Canada.

 

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ZVEX Runs “Auction for Andy” at Reverb.com

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• September 12, 2014

The MI industry mourned this loss of ZVEX Effects' Andrew Richardson last week. In an effort to pay tribute to Richardson, his colleagues have set up an auction through Reverb.com to help fund a memorial fund.  Earthquaker Devices' Julia Robbins distributed the following message:

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Guitar Center Grabs Top Honors at Content Marketing Awards

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• September 12, 2014

Guitar Center was presented with three 2014 Content Marketing Awards, including the Award’s highest honor, Project of the Year, for its YouTube channel. The retailer beat out thousands of top-tier brands for this distinction, and was named winner out of six finalists including Target, Four Seasons, and General Electric. Additionally, Guitar Center’s YouTube Channel received a Gold Award in the category of Highest Subscriber Growth and a Silver Award in the category of Best Use of YouTube for Content Marketing. These are Guitar Center’s first Content Marketing Awards.  

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Korg Donates Ukuleles to Encourage Music in the Classroom

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• September 3, 2014

Korg USA recently partnered with Guitars in the Classroom; a non-profit organization that provides schools with guitars and ukuleles to incorporate music into the education curriculum. The goal of this organization is to enhance the student’s academic experience by introducing music throughout various subjects which stimulate their ability to learn, increase motivation and build self-confidence through classroom participation. Korg USA donated Lag-branded ukuleles to be distributed to various classrooms across the country, supporting this non-profits innovative stance on the importance of music in schools.

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MPA Paul Reveres Include Two First Place Awards for HLC

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• September 2, 2014

Each year the Music Publishers Association recognizes outstanding examples of graphic design for the music industry with its Paul Revere Awards. Hal Leonard garnered top honors for two publications in the latest competition. 101 Flute Tips (HL00119883) placed first in “Book Design in Educational Folios,” and Steve Vai – The Story of Light (HL00110385) won in the category of “Guitar Music.” Another new Hal Leonard instructional guitar folio, Journey Through the Classics – Complete (HL00123124) won second prize for “Book Design in Popular Folios.”

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Band Directors, Students Flock to Hal Leonard ScorePlay YouTube Videos

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• August 29, 2014

Hal Leonard's ScorePlay program has proven a popular method of allowing band students to preview and engage in brand new music pubications. has been very successfully employing with its ScorePlay promotional tool on YouTube. ScorePlay lets band directors and students – and anyone visiting YouTube – view complete conductor scores while listening to professionally recorded demo recordings that coordinate with the score on screen. The page turns sync with the music automatically, and visitors can see and hear the entire piece of music.

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Yamaha Welcomes Violinist Lindsey Stirling to Artist Roster

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• August 29, 2014

Yamaha Artist Services Indianapolis announced the addition of international violin sensation Lindsey Stirling to the Yamaha Strings Artist Roster. She currently plays a Yamaha SV-250 Silent Violin Pro. Combining a dazzling display of music and movement into a genre-bending artistic package, Stirling’s career has skyrocketed in a short period of time to include sold out tours, chart-topping hits and more than 720 million views of her videos on YouTube.

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Arriba Cases “Bag Tag” Promotion Offers Customers Free, Professional Luggage Tags

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• August 29, 2014

Arriba Cases continues their “Bag Tag” promotion through the end of this year, offering retailers an opportunity to build customer relations by giving away bonus luggage tags with case purchases. Through the end of 2014, the company is offering free, professional luggage tags with any case purchase. When you help protect your client’s equipment with an Arriba soft case, they also receive the bonus of a customizable luggage tag. 

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