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Sabian Celebrates 20 Years of AAX Cymbals

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• June 27, 2014

When AAX burst upon the scene in 1993, it launched the modern era of cymbal-making. Innovative SABIAN design and technology propelled AAX cymbals to new levels of brightness, cut and musicality – and the widest dynamic range ever achieved!Twenty years later AAX remains one of the top-selling cymbal series from any brand.

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Hal Leonard to Announce ‘M4’ Campaign at Summer NAMM

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• June 19, 2014

At both NAMM Shows last year, Hal Leonard was lauded as a Best in Show “Company to Watch” for its pioneering work in expanding the availability of software and technology products to thousands of music dealers. Now the music print publisher and product distributor makes it easier than ever for all retailers to get up and running in this profit-rich category.

At Summer NAMM, Hal Leonard will unveil its M4 Campaign, which encourages dealers to get started in the Mobile Music Making Market. The company has put together a bundle with the bestselling products from industry heavy hitters such as IK Multimedia, Griffin, Alesis, Line 6, M-Audio, Samson, JamHub and others.

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Peavey Composite Acoustics and Raincatchers Bring Guitars to Haiti

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• June 12, 2014

Composite Acoustics (Peavey's line of premium carbon fiber acoustic guitars) recently partnered with members of the clean water organization Raincatchers to bring guitar instruction and enjoyment to the people of Haiti. While on a Raincatchers trip to Haiti to teach members of local communities how to collect rainwater and provide clean water on a daily basis, team member Chad Dohring learned just how much experiencing guitar meant to the townspeople when he brought out his acoustic guitar. While many of the residents had never seen or heard a guitar before, they were equally amazed and delighted by the instrument.

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Fred and Dinah Gretsh Present Grammy Signature Schools Enterprise Award

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• June 8, 2014

Fred and Dinah Gretsch (president and CFO, respectively, of the Savannah-based Gretsch Company) appeared at the Savannah Arts Academy this past Friday, May 16 to present the school with a GRAMMY® Signature Schools Enterprise Award.

Just as the GRAMMY Award recognizes excellence in recording, the GRAMMY Foundation Signature Schools program honors public high schools for outstanding commitment to their music education programs.  Fred and Dinah Gretsch are uniquely suited to act as presenters of this important award.

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Vandoren Performing Artists at ClarinetFest 2014

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• June 6, 2014

The International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest 2014 at Louisiana State University is rapidly approaching, and Vandoren and DANSR, Inc. have announced a few of the many esteemed Vandoren performing artists who will be performing and participating in the event. This year’s theme: “The Clarinetist as Entrepreneur – How to diversify and expand your skills for greater success as a musician in the 21st century,” is one that these talented artists are certainly familiar with.

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Gretsches Present Grammy Enterprise Award to Savannah Arts Academy

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• June 4, 2014

Fred and Dinah Gretsch (president and CFO, respectively, of the Savannah-based Gretsch Company) appeared at the Savannah Arts Academy this past Friday, May 16 to present the school with a GRAMMY® Signature Schools Enterprise Award.

 

Just as the GRAMMY Award recognizes excellence in recording, the GRAMMY Foundation Signature Schools program honors public high schools for outstanding commitment to their music education programs.  Fred and Dinah Gretsch are uniquely suited to act as presenters of this important award.

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Students Take Part In ‘Remote’ Piano Lesson Using Yamaha’s Disklavier

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• June 2, 2014

On Thursday, May 22, high school students in Las Vegas and Washington D.C. participated in the first ever three-site “remote” master class with a college professor located in New York. The event illustrated the powerful distance learning capabilities and Internet connectivity of Yamaha’s reproducing piano, the Disklavier, and the emerging Disklavier Education Network.

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Fender Adds U2’s Bono, The Edge to Board of Directors

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• June 2, 2014

U2 duo Bono and The Edge have joined the Fender board of directors.

The singer and guitarist, both recruited by Fender majority owner TPG Growth, will work with the company to help it develop new ideas for future models going forward. The Edge describes his appointment as “something of a kid in a candy store situation.”

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Mapex Drums teams with Bandhappy for the Vans Warped Tour

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• June 1, 2014

The Mapex Drum Company has teamed up with BANDHAPPY for the 2014 Vans Warped Tour. Mapex Armory Drums and Falcon hardware will be the drum and hardware of choice for all BANDHAPPY lessons for the 43-city tour.

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Mapex Supports the Boston Crusaders Spring Fling

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• May 19, 2014

As a precursor to the 2014 competitive marching season, the Boston Crusaders are hosting their annual “Spring Fling” event featuring a preview performance, dinner service and a silent auction fundraiser. One of the three oldest junior corps in Drum Corps International, the Boston Crusaders have enjoyed a long period of success in the activity in part because of events like this. Strong community tradition, an active alumni base and supportive business partners all play a part in building a robust cooperative network working together to share the joy of music and the rewards of hard work.

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Gretsches to Present Savannah School with Grammy Enterprise Award

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• May 15, 2014

Gretsch Company president Fred Gretsch and CFO Dinah Gretsch will appear at the Savannah Arts Academy this coming Friday, May 16 to present the school with a GRAMMY® Signature Schools Enterprise Award. The presentation will take place during the Savannah Arts Academy Outdoor Concert.

Just as the GRAMMY Award recognizes excellence in recording, the GRAMMY Foundation Signature Schools program recognizes top public high schools across the country for outstanding commitment to their music education programs. And Fred and Dinah Gretsch are uniquely suited to act as presenters of this important award.

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D’Addario and ESP Partner with USA-Made Products

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• May 9, 2014

D'Addario is proud to announce a new OEM partnership with one of the world's leading guitar manufacturers, ESP Inc. ESP Inc. is already using D’Addario strings on their imported LTD product line, and on their high-end USA production, they will use D’Addario’s NYXL strings.

"As part of the emerging OEM partnership between ESP USA and D'Addario, ESP is proud to include D'Addario NYXL strings on every ESP USA Series guitar built at ESP's newly opened California shop," says Eric Oppenheimer, Product Manager at ESP. “In addition to our ESP USA guitars including these strings as part of our pristine factory setup, we're also including a spare set of the NYXL's in each custom hardshell case to match the set installed on every guitar."

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