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SLM Becomes Exclusive Full Line Distributor of Mooer Effects & Amplification

Christian Wissmuller •
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  • Upfront
• June 11, 2019
St. Louis Music has announced a new agreement with Mooer Audio to be their exclusive full line distributor in the U.S. of Mooer’s innovative effects pedals and amplification. Read More...

Yamaha Music and Wellness Institute Announces 2019 Brian Jemelian Award Call for Applications

Christian Wissmuller •
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• June 6, 2019
Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Brian Jemelian Award for outstanding achievement, an annual program that recognizes one individual who, by virtue of their exceptional musical commitment, inspires positive personal and cultural transformation. Read More...

Fishman, Arturia, and MIND Music Labs Create a State of the ArtSynth Guitar in 30 Days

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Featured
  • MMR Global
  • Upfront
• June 4, 2019
British mega band MUSEis currently on tour promoting their latest album Simulation Theory performing in sold out stadiums all over the world. Each night frontman and guitarist Matt Bellamy brings out a one of a kind guitar with a special history to play the song, “The Dark Side.”  Read More...

NAMM Congratulates the 2019 Top 100 Dealers

Christian Wissmuller •
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  • Upfront
• May 30, 2019
NAMM is pleased to announce the list of enterprising music product retailers to be honored at the organization’s Top 100 Dealer Awards. Read More...

Musikmesse 2020 to Open Wednesday to Saturday with Enlarged Visitor Spectrum

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Featured
  • MMR Global
  • Upfront
• 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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  • Upfront
• 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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  • Upfront
• 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 •
  • Featured
  • MMR Global
  • Upfront
• 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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  • Upfront
• 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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  • Upfront
• 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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  • Upfront
• 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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  • Upfront
• 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...
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