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Musikmesse 2020 to Open Wednesday to Saturday with Enlarged Visitor Spectrum

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• May 23, 2019
The 40th anniversary edition of Musikmesse will be held from Wednesday to Saturday, April 1 to 4, 2020. Read More...

Augustine Strings Partners with Hal Leonard for U.S. Distribution

Christian Wissmuller •
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• May 17, 2019
Augustine Strings, the world’s first producer of nylon strings for guitar, has granted Hal Leonard exclusive distribution for all of theirguitar string products in the United States. Read More...

Hal Leonard’s Got Playoff Fever!

Christian Wissmuller •
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• May 17, 2019
Brian LeVan, Remo's Global Sales Manager (pictured, left), stopped by the Hal Leonard corporate HQ in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to present their Chairman Keith Mardak (pictured, right) with a custom drumhead celebrating the Milwaukee Bucks' NBA playoff bid. Read More...

SMI Names New Management Team

Christian Wissmuller •
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• May 16, 2019
Under new ownership Spector Musical Instruments (SMI) has named a new management team for the brand. Read More...

Earthquaker Receives Exporter of the Year Honors

Christian Wissmuller •
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• May 14, 2019
On May 6, EarthQuaker Devices founder and president Jamie Stillman and his wife, Chief Executive Officer, co-owner Julie Robbins, received honors as Exporter of the Year 2019 from the U.S. Small Business Administration during an afternoon awards ceremony at the National Institute of Peace. Read More...

GC Opens Landmark Store in Hawaii

Christian Wissmuller •
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• May 13, 2019
Guitar Center (GC) celebrates the opening of its newest retail location – a 19,000-square-foot facility in Pearl City, Hawaii (1000 Kamehameha Hwy. Pearl City, HI 96782). Read More...

Grover Pro Joins RBI Music Family

Christian Wissmuller •
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• May 13, 2019
Rhythm Band Instruments, LLC has announced the acquisition of the assets of Grover Pro Percussion, Inc. Read More...

RPMDA Announces the 2019 Dorothy Honoree and Other Awards

Christian Wissmuller •
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• May 8, 2019
A highlight of every RPMDA convention is the announcement of the Dorothy at the closing dinner, given for a lifetime of service and achievement in the music industry.  Read More...

DANSR Adds Smith Mallets to Brand Lineup

Christian Wissmuller •
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• May 8, 2019
DANSR, Inc. is proud to announce that effective May 1stit has begun worldwide distribution for Smith Mallets. Read More...

Flight Partners with Hal Leonard for U.S. and Canadian Distribution

Christian Wissmuller •
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• May 7, 2019
Flight Instruments, a popular ukulele manufacturer, has granted Hal Leonard exclusive distribution of their ukulele products in the United States and Canada. The announcement came from Primoz Virant, COO of Flight, and Doug Lady, senior vice president at Hal Leonard. Read More...

EarthQuaker Goes to Washington D.C.

Christian Wissmuller •
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• April 30, 2019
On May 6, Akron, Ohio-based EarthQuaker Devices will be honored with an award from the U.S. Small Business Administration during National Small Business Week activities. Read More...

Reverb Donates $250,000 to Youth Music Programs through ‘Reverb Gives’

Christian Wissmuller •
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• April 24, 2019
Reverb.com, the leading online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling new and used musical instruments, recently announced that it has donated more than $250,000-worth of musical instruments to youth music education programs across the U.S. and globally. Read More...

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