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Gibson Reportedly Approved for Financial Lifeline

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• June 5, 2018

According to many outlets, Gibson Brands has won approval for a loan of $135 million, enabling the company to attempt a restructure following the bankruptcy filing in early May.

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NAMM Members Advocate for Music Education in Washington D.C.

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• June 4, 2018

In late May, nearly 100 music industry leaders, notable artists and arts education activists traveled to Washington, D.C. to advocate for all school-aged children to have access to quality, comprehensive school music education programs. As part of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Advocacy Fly-In, held May 21-24, the delegation met with Members of Congress and other policy stakeholders to reinforce the importance of music as part of a well-rounded education. 

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GHS Now U.S. Distributor of Innovation Double Bass Strings

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• May 25, 2018

GHS Strings  has become the U.S. distributor of Innovation double bass strings.

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Reverb Doubles Size of Chicago Headquarters

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• May 24, 2018

In late May, Reverb.com unveiled its new 10,000 square foot office expansion.

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ADJ Now Distributing Compu Show DMX Lighting Control Software

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• May 22, 2018

ADJ Products LLC has announced they will now take over the development, support and sales for the Compu Show lighting control software previously offered by Elation Professional for the past 10 years.

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Yamaha Guitar Group Acquires Ampeg

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• May 11, 2018

Yamaha Guitar Group, Inc., the newly formed U.S. subsidiary of Japan-based Yamaha Corporation, has announced the acquisition of the Ampeg brand from LOUD Audio, LLC., a portfolio company of Transom Capital Group.

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Adam Hall North America Merges with MDG

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• May 8, 2018

Adam Hall North America, Inc., a newly formed subsidiary of the German-based Adam Hall Group, announced that it has merged with its New Jersey-based North American Distributor, Musical Distributors Group (MDG).

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KMC Music Appointed as Exclusive U.S. Distributor of Dream Cymbals

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• May 1, 2018

Pointing to the company's scale, resources, and broad-based network of 6,500 resellers, Dream Cymbals and Gongs has appointed KMC Music to serve as its exclusive United States distribution partner.

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Gibson Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• May 1, 2018

Nashville-based Gibson Brands - the corporation behind Baldwin Piano, Wurlitzer, Gibson Pro Audio, and (most significantly) Gibson Guitars - filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, May 1.

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Hal Leonard Announces New Global Deal with Eric Whitacre

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• April 30, 2018

GRAMMY® Award-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre and Hal Leonard have announced they have expanded their relationship with a global print and distribution agreement effective July 1.

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Korg USA Sponsors MEISA’s Annual Hofstra Music Industry Conference

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• April 30, 2018

April 6th marked the Music and Entertainment Student Association’s (MEISA) fourth annual Music Industry Conference hosted at Hofstra University in New York. Korg USA sponsored the cause by providing a variety of gear for their artist showcase including VOX and Blackstar combo amps and a Korg Grandstage piano.

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Taylor Guitars Launches ‘The Ebony Project’

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• April 25, 2018

Taylor Guitars has launched an engrossing digital experience called The Ebony Project.

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