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Hercules Stands Introduces a Breakthrough in Stand Technology

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• March 30, 2019
Hercules Stands are known worldwide for their high-quality and innovative musical instrument stands. The designers and engineers at Hercules have once again pushed the boundaries by introducing the world’s most accommodating stand ever invented; The Hercules Air. Read More...

NAMM Foundation Recognizes 623 School Districts and 98 Individual Schools in 20th Annual Best Communities for Music Education Recognition

Christian Wissmuller •
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  • Upfront
• March 29, 2019
In late March, the NAMM Foundation recognized 623 school districts in 41 states as among the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME). Read More...

Make Music Day 2019 Returns on Friday, June 21

Christian Wissmuller •
  • MMR Global
  • Upfront
• March 29, 2019
Make Music Day, the annual global celebration of music occurring on the summer solstice, returns this year on Friday, June 21 with over 5,000 free outdoor concerts, music lessons, jam sessions and other magnificent music-making events being held in more than 80 U.S. cities. Read More...

Zach Myers at Bill’s Music

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• March 26, 2019
Hard rock guitarist and Paul Reed Smith signature artist, Zach Myers recently visited Bill’s Music in Catonsville, Maryland. Over 50 enthusiastic fans lined up at the family owned music store to meet and greet with Myers, several of which even purchased a PRS SE Zach Myers Semi-Hollow body guitar so that they could have it […] Read More...

Allen & Heath Brings the Music at SXSW 2019

Christian Wissmuller •
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  • Upfront
• March 26, 2019
From bar band performances to the ‘hot-ticket’ sets, Allen & Heath was once again all over this year’s South by Southwest Music and Media Conference (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. Read More...

Oz Noy Chooses Sweetwater Studios to Record Latest Album

Christian Wissmuller •
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  • Upfront
• March 21, 2019
Over the course of three separate masterclass sessions which took place in 2017 and 2018, New York-based guitar virtuoso Oz Noy laid down tracks for his latest album Booga Looga Loo at Sweetwater Studios in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Read More...

Living Colour’s Doug Wimbish Pays it Forward with Peavey Instrument Donation

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Featured
  • Upfront
• March 21, 2019
Music students at High School in the Community (HSC) in New Haven, Conn., have a couple of reasons to smile in 2019. First, there are now plenty of new Peavey® instruments and amplifiers in the band room, and second, the instruments were delivered in person by Doug Wimbish, Connecticut native and renowned bassist of the GRAMMY® Award-winning band Living Colour. Read More...

Reisman Family Announces The Liz Reisman Fund for School Music Education

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• March 19, 2019
The NAMM Foundation and the Reisman Family have announced a fund in honor of NAMM board member, music education advocate, and industry leader, Liz Reisman; she was 55 when she passed away 30 months after being diagnosed with brain cancer.  Read More...

Factory Raid in China Results in Seizure of Counterfeit Shure, Sennheiser, Yamaha, and Harman Audio Products

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Featured
  • Upfront
• March 18, 2019
Shure Incorporated has announced that a police raid on a factory in China manufacturing counterfeit products, Enping Soundpu Electronics Equipment (also doing business as Voxpu Electronics Equipment), was conducted in October 2018. Read More...

35th NAMM TEC Awards Announces Call for Entries

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Featured
  • Upfront
• March 15, 2019
Fresh off a multitude of pro audio product debuts, new innovations and a celebration of technical and creative achievements, the NAMM TEC Awards council has announced a call for entries to be honored at The 35thannual NAMM TEC Awards. Read More...

Nomination Deadline for RPMDA’s Dorothy and Don Eubanks Award: March 18

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• March 13, 2019
Each year RPMDA presents the RPMDA Lifetime Achievement Award – the Dorothy and the Don Eubanks Sales Rep of the Year, to deserving RPMDA members during the Awards Ceremony at the annual convention. Read More...

NAMM’s Top 100 Dealer Awards Accepting Submissions

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Featured
  • Upfront
• March 13, 2019
NAMM welcomes its global retail members to be recognized for retail excellence as part of the organization’s annual Top 100 Dealer Awards. Read More...

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