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

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• 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

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• 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

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• 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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  • Supplier Scene
• 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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  • Supplier Scene
• 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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  • Supplier Scene
• 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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Jupiter Launches ‘Banded’ Campaign to Unite School Music Community

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• April 29, 2014
Jupiter Band Instruments has launched a new integrated marketing campaign dubbed "Banded,” which highlights the common ground shared amongmusicians, music educators, parents of musicians, school music retailers, and Jupiter.  The campaign demonstratesJupiter's brand values and how their role is aligned with all aspects of music education, the lives of musicians, and the love of music.   […] Read More...

Mapex and Majestic Get ‘Banded’ at WGI

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  • Supplier Scene
• April 28, 2014

Three days, three venues, eight performing classes and special exhibition performances show very clearly that those who participate in the Winter Guard International Sport of the Arts are driven, inspired and banded together in the pursuit of excellence. The competitive part of the event is always a strong factor in the appeal of the activity, but this year we witnessed the spiritual and emotional side of the people at its center. Specifically the parents, staff, instructors, directors and most importantly the performing members themselves.

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Dean Markley USA Adds Contemporary Jazz Guitarist Jeff Richman

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  • Supplier Scene
• April 25, 2014

Dean Markley recently announced the addition of Jeff Richman to their artist roster. As a contemporary jazz guitarist, Dean Markley USA looks to Jeff to help further expand the company’s market share and help raise Jeff’s visibility in the world of guitar and entertainment. 

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McFadden Sales Celebrates 75 Years with Shure

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  • Supplier Scene
• April 25, 2014

The first meeting between McFadden Sales, Inc. and Shure Incorporated occurred in 1939, when Founder Bill McFadden met S.N. Shure and decided to strike a partnership. This year, Shure is honored to celebrate 75 years with McFadden Sales as a Shure sales representative.

“When you look back at the history of our Company, there are a number of factors that have contributed to our success,” said Mark Humrichouser, General Manager for the Shure Americas Business Unit.

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Taylor Guitars Announces ‘Ultimate Custom Taylor’ Sweepstakes

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  • Supplier Scene
• April 25, 2014

To celebrate 40 years of crafting exceptional guitars, Taylor Guitars has teamed with Ultimate Ears, the leader in custom in-ear monitors used by musicians around the globe, to offer one lucky fan the chance of a lifetime: to build their own custom Taylor guitar at the Taylor Guitars factory in Southern California, matched with special edition custom in-ear monitors from Ultimate Ears, adorned with ebony wood supplied by Taylor.

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GoPro Partners with The Weeknd for O2 Film

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  • Supplier Scene
• April 21, 2014

Platinum-selling alternative R&B futurist THE WEEKND enlisted GoPro to exclusively film his recent sold out performance at the O2 Arena in London using their new HERO3+ Black Edition camera. The show happened during the artist and producer’s critically lauded “The Fall” European tour in support of his 2013 chart-topping sophomore opus, Kiss Land. (Video after the break).

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