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Alfred's Antonio Ferranti and Ron Manus with Long & McQuade's Bob Kohl (center).

Alfred Music Announces 2013 Dealer Awards

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  • Supplier Scene
• February 25, 2014

Alfred Music announced the winners of the 2013 Alfred Music Premier Dealer Awards at the annual NAMM Show held in Anaheim. The recipients of the awards were Long & McQuade, Musician’s Friend, Inc., and Nick Rail Music. These awards honor the dealers for building strong relationships with Alfred Music over the past year and achieving excellence in the music products industry.

“Long & McQuade is an active partner and promoter of every product line Alfred Music produces,” said Antonio Ferranti, Alfred Music’s Vice President of Sales. “From hosting piano workshops and clinics as well as band and choral reading sessions, to carrying all of our pop music songbooks and instructional media through new issues, they represent Alfred Music to the fullest extent.”

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John Musselman, Kathy Donahoe and Jakob von Wolff

American Way Marketing Announces Sale of Company

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  • Supplier Scene
• February 25, 2014

John Musselman, Kathy Donahoe and Jakob von WolffEntering its 29th year in business, American Way Marketing LLC  (AWM LLC) recently announced the sale of the Company to John Musselman, Kathy Donahoe and Jakob von Wolff.   This returns AWM to the status of a privately held USA Company.  

The three member-partners have elected Kathy Donahoe as the Company President and Managing Partner.   AWM will continue to offer and build on our Superslick, Faxx and 1st Lesson brand of products, along with a number of fine distribution brands, in support of school music dealers worldwide.  

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The Yorkville YX15

Yorkville Sound Moves Production of YX Series Loudspeakers back to Canada

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  • Supplier Scene
• February 25, 2014

The Yorkville YX15In a bid to re-shore as much production as possible, Yorkville Sound has moved the production of most of the active and passive loudspeakers in their popular YX Series back to the Canadian manufacturing facility in Pickering Ontario. 

Opting for Canadian production means the company can now offer improved quality and reliability in a North American made product for the same price as the previously overseas manufactured product.

"We're very happy re-shore this popular and cost-effective PA series for a variety of reasons,” explains Yorkville Sound Vice President Jeff Cowling.  “It keeps our North American facility busy, it provides us a improved time-to-market factor, and gives us more control over quality and performance. The YX series is still a budget oriented series, but the sound and build quality we can provide is extraordinary."

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Yamaha Dealers to Preview ‘Elton John – The Million Dollar Piano’

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• February 24, 2014

Scores of Yamaha dealers across the United States and around the globe are hosting “sneak peek” screenings of Elton John – The Million Dollar Piano in advance of the film’s arrival in 1,200 theaters worldwide on March 18 and 26. View the trailer here: http://4wrd.it/ELTONMDPTRAILER

The concert film, produced by Yamaha Entertainment Group, was captured at the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, and features the singer/songwriter and longtime Yamaha Artist performing his greatest hits including, “Rocket Man,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting,” “I'm Still Standing,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” “Crocodile Rock,” and “Your Song.”

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IEEE and Shure Representatives Standing: (Left to Right): IEEE reps Howard E. Michel, Ed Barrett, Karen S. Pedersen, Robert C. Parro, Norman Phoenix, Mohamad Berri, John Zulaski, Vickie Peters, George Thomas, Sharon Phillips Seated: (Left to Right): Shure reps Rose L. Shure, Sandy LaMantia, Michael Pettersen

Shure Earns IEEE Milestone Award for Unidyne Mic

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  • Supplier Scene
• February 20, 2014

Shure Incorporated has introduced many significant technical innovations throughout the Company’s history, but arguably one of the most important was the introduction of the Unidyne Microphone in 1939. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the legendary Unidyne Microphone, and kicks off Shure’s “The Year of the Unidyne” celebration. As part of the celebration, Shure has announced that it has received an extraordinary honor from The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)—the IEEE Milestone Award for the Unidyne Microphone. The award was presented to Shure on January 31, 2014, on the exact date of Mrs. Rose Shure’s 65th year of service at the Company.

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Haspod Named Seymour Duncan Rep Of The Year

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• February 16, 2014

Seymour Duncan has announced that Ziggy Haspod once again took the title of Seymour Duncan Rep of the Year for his 2013 sales record.

Ziggy has been a member of the Seymour Duncan family for well over 20 years. In fact, he worked for us as Internal Sales Manager before founding his own firm, Monster Marketing, based in our hometown of Santa Barbara, California.

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Daisy Rock Announces 2013 Premier Dealer Award

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  • Supplier Scene
• February 12, 2014

Daisy Rock Girl Guitars announced the winner of the 2013 Daisy Rock Girl Guitars Premier Dealer Award at the annual NAMM Show held in Anaheim, CA. The recipient of the awards was Total Music Source . This award honors the dealer for building strong relationships with Daisy Rock Girl Guitars over the past year to achieve excellence in the music products industry.

“We have been working with Total Music Source since the 2009 NAMM Show,” said Tommy Norton, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars’ Director of Sales. “From that point forward, they have worked closely with their sales representative, Linda Greenhill, to really get to know our guitars allowing them to deliver superior customer service to the newest generation of Daisy Rockers.”

Total Music Source began in 2005 by Fred and Becky Hussong in Cape Coral, Florida. By offering quality musical instruments and accessories at affordable prices, Total Music Source was able to grow by double digits every year and is now a multi-million dollar company with a 7,000 square foot warehouse. Their staff includes a variety of knowledgeable musicians and service people that can answer customer questions in four different languages. Total Music Source moves into the second decade of success by welcoming Chris and Kim Hussong into the organization, making it a second-generation, family owned and operated business.

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Lowrey 25th Anniversary Dealer Summit

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• February 9, 2014

April 6-7, 2014
: Set these dates aside for Lowrey's Silver Anniversary Dealer Summit.

Join the celebration of our valued relationships and participate in business development sessions.

 

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Berenice Chauvet Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• February 9, 2014

DJ Zone, a leading mobile DJ industry website and online news service, has presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Berenice Chauvet, vice president of Chauvet® DJ, Sunrise, Florida. The presentation, which took place at the 2014 Mobile Beat Show, marked only the second time in the 15-year history of the DJ Zone Awards that someone has been recognized with a Lifetime Achievement honor.

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Deering Announces ‘String Dealership’ Program

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  • Supplier Scene
• February 5, 2014

Deering Banjo Company has formally announced the launch of its Deering Banjo String Dealership for all music stores. Deering, the worlds largest manufacturer of US made banjos, has been working closely with Dunlop Strings to develop eight custom sets of strings made to Deering’s own specifications. Dealers will be able to choose from 5­string light, 5­string medium, plectrum, tenor ­ standard tuning, tenor ­ Irish tuning, 6­string, Tenbrooks Series, and Terry Baucom Signature Set banjo strings, all presented in distinctive Deering branded packaging. Read More...

Because Drummers Weren’t Already Loud Enough…

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• January 13, 2014

A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to get DrumPants, described as "the world’s first wearable musical instrument," off the ground.

Built to play more than 100 built-in sounds, including everything from drums and synths to guitars and pianos, DrumPants allow users to produce all manner of drum tones from within their trousers.

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Chauvet Participates in Christmas in the Village Toy Giveaway

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• January 13, 2014

The Chauvet team recently pooled their talents, time, and resources to distribute over 400 toys to kids in the Christmas in the Village Toy Giveaway, which was held December 21st in West Park, Florida. 

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