Supplier Scene

One Systems Appoints Tom Lee Engineering As Its New China Distributor

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• September 11, 2013

One Systems, a manufacturer of Direct Weather, high-output loudspeaker systems, has appointed Tom Lee Engineering as its new distributor in China, effective immediately.

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Reading Buccaneers Win 2013 DCA Championships

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• September 11, 2013

The Reading Buccaneers Drum and Bugle Corps, Reading, Pa, have won the 2013 DCA Championships with a score of 98.43.  New to the Pearl/Adams Roster in 2013, the Buccaneers are synonymous with success, and their tradition continued in 2013 with their production of "Higher, Faster, Stronger." The 2013 Championship is the Buccaneers’ 12th World Championship victory, and their 8th in the past nine years.  Drum Corps Associates (DCA) Finals took place in Annapolis, Md., September 1, at the magnificent Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The Bucs drumline had a very strong finals performance, finishing 2nd overall in percussion, while the corps took 1st place in the Visual, Music, Communication, and General Effect captions.

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Aaron Gillespie Joins Vater Roster

MMR •
  • Supplier Scene
• September 10, 2013

Aaron Gillespie was born and raised in Clearwater, Florida. At only 14 years old, he received a call from Underoath asking him to play drums for them. Aaron led Underoath for 10 years, including 6 albums, millions of records sold, 2 Grammy nominations and countless world tours. After much consideration he stepped down as the drummer of Underoath in April of 2010. Aaron fronts his rock band The Almost, which he started in 2007, and who just released their newest album, Fear Inside Our Bones this past June. He also fronts a solo band and released a solo album in 2011.

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Moog Announces Discontinuation of Little Phatty Analog Synthesizer

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  • Supplier Scene
• September 9, 2013

Moog Music today announced the discontinuation of the Little Phatty Stage II analog synthesizer. Moog plans to continue building a limited quantity of units at their factory in downtown Asheville while parts and materials last, which is not expected to be more than two months. The Little Phatty was released in 2006 as a tribute to the life and legacy of Moog Music founder and synthesizer pioneer, Bob Moog. Following the passing of Dr. Moog, The Little Phatty was the first Moog synthesizer designed by Moog Music's Chief Engineer, Cyril Lance.

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Epiphone’s EGi Cable Giveaway Promotion

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• September 9, 2013

As part of Epiphone's ongoing celebration honoring its 140th Anniversary, the guitar manufacturer has announced the continuation of its monthly consumer promotions series. This September is EGi Cable Month and consumers who purchase any qualifying Epiphone guitar from an Authorized Epiphone Dealer are awarded with a free EGi Cable Interface. In order to receive the free gift, consumers must register their purchase on the Epiphone website.

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‘The BackRoom’ from Katapult

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• September 9, 2013

Katapult Business Solutions has launched “The BackRoom,” a new business concept serving Independent Music Retailers and Music Schools across the US and Canada.

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Rotosound Launches ‘RotosoundTV’ with Free Videos

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• September 9, 2013

Rotosound has launched their new YouTube channel ‘RotosoundTV’, which features a new series of free videos featuring bassist Mo Foster and rising star, blues guitarist Simon McBride.

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Hohner Offers Free Lessons with Guitar Purchase

hoff •
  • Supplier Scene
• September 4, 2013

Hohner Inc. recently introduced the A+ Advantage program featuring a 30-point system of manufacturing upgrades that provides their entry-level acoustic guitars with unmatched quality and value. These improvements make Hohner’s student guitars unique in the marketplace.

Alongside the benefits of the A+ Advantage program, Hohner is now pleased to announce that included with the purchase of any student guitar model (including the popular HC nylon-string and HW steel-string guitars in 1/2, 3/4, 7/8 and full-size models), customers will receive a FREE one-hour guitar lesson. Specially marked student guitar boxes contain a free lesson coupon card that is redeemable for the free, one-hour guitar lesson provided by Taylor Robinson Music. To redeem, the purchaser simply contacts Taylor Robinson Music to arrange for a free guitar lesson in their home, in a teaching studio or online by one of their 4,000 talented teachers nationwide. The Taylor Robinson faculty is comprised of professional performing musicians, recording artists, and songwriters.  

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New ‘Print Music Source’ Offers Digital Downloads and Printed Products

hoff •
  • Supplier Scene
• September 3, 2013

Print Music Source, a new printed music publisher based in San Antonio, Texas opened its virtual doors on July 20, 2013. The company founded by print music industry veteran, Bob Dingley is built around some out-of-the-box thinking and challenges many industry paradigms. Print Music Source brings forth a modified approach to the traditional journey between publisher and consumer, keeping in mind the age-old axiom “you can always eliminate the middle-man, but you can never eliminate the middle-man’s function.” The music store provides the link to the local consumer and as such can provide a significant service by taking the product awareness and visibility to their local consumer, assisting in the marketing journey.

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Gretsch’s Anniversary Celebration Comes “Home” To NYC

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  • Supplier Scene
• September 3, 2013

Events celebrating the 130th anniversary of the Gretsch Musical Instrument Company have been taking place all over the U.S. this year. But it was particularly fitting for two of those events to be held this past August 3 in Gretsch’s “home town” of New York City. The Gretsch Company was founded in 1883 when German immigrant Friedrich Gretsch opened his musical-instrument shop in Brooklyn. The company grew over the next several decades, and the Gretsch factory at 60 Broadway became a local landmark. Though Gretsch vacated the building in the late 1960s, it still stands today as a monument to the legacy of a great New York-based musical enterprise.

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Alfred Music Supports VH1 Save The Music Foundation

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• August 30, 2013

Alfred Music, in collaboration with The ASCAP Foundation, recently delivered over $14,000 of music curriculum and performance music to more than 35 school ensembles across the United States, in support of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.   

“Alfred Music’s core mission is to promote and support music education,” stated Ron Manus, CEO of Alfred Music. “The VH1 Save The Music Foundation shares our goal of giving each child the opportunity to experience music. Their program strengthens school music and provides more music-making opportunities for young people that would otherwise not have received musical training.”

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Kawai’s Mannino Receives ‘Hall of Fame’ Award from PTG

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• August 27, 2013

Don Mannino RPT, director of field services for Shigeru Kawai Pianos, received the “Hall of Fame” award from the Piano Technicians Guild (PTG) at their annual convention and technical institute held in July in Chicago, Illinois.  The Hall of Fame award is presented to only one or two piano technicians each year. According to the PTG, the award is given “to honor those who have shared their talents, time and loyalty with our profession so that we may have what is ours today.”  Mr. Mannino’s tributes and personal profile will be preserved in perpetuity at the Piano Technicians Guild offices in Kansas City, Kansas.

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