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Neumann Honored with 90th Anniversary ‘Service to Industry’ Award at AES Convention

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• November 6, 2018
During the AES 145th Pro Audio Convention recently held in New York City, Neumann.Berlin was presented with a 90th Anniversary ‘Service to Industry’ award by the AES — which celebrated its own 70th anniversary in parallel. Read More...

Fender Recreates Page’s Telecaster

Christian Wissmuller •
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• October 30, 2018
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) has announced it is collaboratingwith one of rock’s most legendary guitar players – Jimmy Page – to recreate his famous 1959 Fender Telecaster50 years after Led Zeppelin formed in October 1968 (Access the teaser video for the guitar release here). Read More...

Sfarzo Guitar Strings Co. LLC – DBA Guitar String Manufacturing Acquires Black Diamond

Christian Wissmuller •
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• October 29, 2018
Ownership of Black Diamond Strings has transferred to Guitar String Manufacturing located in Santa Rosa, California. Read More...

Cardinal Percussion Acquires Attack

Christian Wissmuller •
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• October 25, 2018
Attack Drumheads is now under new ownership. A team of industry veterans led by Jim Bickley, former vice president of Universal Percussion; Robbie McFarland, general manager of Hubbard Music retail stores; and Mark Tirabassi, president of Mavi Inc. has launched a new wholesale company, Cardinal Percussion. Read More...

Gibson Names Curleigh as President & CEO, Appoints New Senior Leadership

Christian Wissmuller •
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• October 23, 2018
Gibson Brands, Inc. has announced the appointment of James "JC" Curleigh as president and chief executive officer. Read More...

MMR’s 37th Annual America’s Top Music Chains – Please Update Your Operation’s Info!

Christian Wissmuller •
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• October 21, 2018
We welcome all owners of MI retail chains with three or more storefronts to provide up-to-date information for inclusion in our 37th annual 'America's Top Music Chains' Report, which will appear in our December 2018 issue. Read More...

ZOOM North America Hosts SUNY Potsdam Reception

Christian Wissmuller •
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• October 16, 2018
With the assistance of the State University of New York at Potsdam and The Crane School of Music, ZOOM North America held a special alumni event at their corporate headquarters in Hauppauge, New York on Thursday, October 4th. Read More...

Leslie Ann Jones to Receive NAMM TEC Hall of Fame Award

Christian Wissmuller •
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• October 15, 2018
The NAMM TEC (Technical Excellence and Creativity) committee is pleased to announce that Leslie Ann Jones, the groundbreaking engineer, producer, and Director of Music and Scoring for Skywalker Sound will be inducted into the NAMM TEC Hall of Fame at the 34thAnnual NAMM TEC Awards, January 26 in Anaheim, California.  Read More...

Full Compass Partners with Synchrony to Expand Customer Financing Options

Christian Wissmuller •
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• October 4, 2018
Full Compass announced a partnership with Synchrony, a consumer financial services company headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut. Read More...

Best Communities for Music Education Sought by The NAMM Foundation

Christian Wissmuller •
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• October 2, 2018
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation is seeking school districts and schools with an exemplary commitment to music education to be recognized as part of the Foundation’s Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) program. Read More...

Sweetwater Plans Major Expansion, Adds 1,000+ New Jobs

Christian Wissmuller •
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• October 2, 2018
Sweetwater Sound is expanding its operations and investing $76.4 million dollars into two new facilities on its 163-acre Fort Wayne campus. Read More...

D’Addario Foundation Establishes the D’Addario Foundation College Scholarship Fund

Christian Wissmuller •
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• October 1, 2018
Partnering with hundreds of music programs serving thousands of kids, data has shown conclusively that immersive music education programs could be the single, most effective way to engage students, build self-confidence and create community. Read More...

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