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Yamaha Ensembles Win Seven Medals at 2018 Winter Guard International Championships

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• April 24, 2018

Yamaha-equipped performers made a strong showing at the 2018 Winter Guard International (WGI) Percussion and Winds World Championships, with seven of the 18 awards going to groups exclusively using Yamaha marching instruments.

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Video Clips from Musikmesse 2018

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• April 19, 2018

Head over to "MMR TV" to check out interviews from the recent Musikmesse gathering in Frankfurt.

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Gibson Rescue Talks Stalling Over Directors’ Cut?

Ronnie Dungan •
  • Upfront
• April 12, 2018

According to local reports, plans to rescue Gibson may have stalled over a disagreement between the management and its financiers, over the value of individual directors' stakes in the firm.

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Hal Leonard Announces the Purchase of the Printed Music and Retail Divisions of The Music Sales Group

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• April 4, 2018

Milwaukee-based worldwide music print publisher Hal Leonard LLC has announced the purchase of the physical and online printed music businesses of global independent music publisher The Music Sales Group.

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St. Louis Music Announces Partnership with Antigua Winds

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• March 30, 2018

St. Louis Music has acquired the distribution of Antigua Winds in North America effective May 1st, 2018.

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Electro-Harmonix Launches Global B2B E-Commerce Website and Dealer Portal

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• March 29, 2018

Electro-Harmonix has introduced a new web presence for retailers, shop.ehx.com, which provides customized service and accessibility, including:

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The TEC Awards Announces Call for Entries

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• March 28, 2018

Fresh off a multitude of pro audio product debuts and new innovations at the recent 2018 NAMM Show, the NAMM TEC Awards council has announced a call for entries to be honored at The 2019 NAMM Show.

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Yamaha Announces Formation of U.S.-Based Yamaha Guitar Group, Inc.

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• March 27, 2018

Yamaha has announced the formation of a new U.S.-based wholly owned subsidiary, Yamaha Guitar Group, Inc., which will bring together the intercompany teams that have been focused on serving the needs of guitarists worldwide.

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Vandoren Partners with STL Community Arts Program

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• March 20, 2018

Vandoren has partnered with St. Louis' Art Educator of the Year, Harvey Lockhart, band director at Riverview Gardens School District and the founder of St. Louis' HEAL Center for the Arts.

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GHS Strings Becomes U.S. Distributor For Bassics

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• March 20, 2018

GHS Strings has become the U.S. distributor for the Bassics range of bass amplification products.

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Music & Arts Adds Eight New Locations for Strong Q1 in 2018

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• March 19, 2018

Music & Arts has had a strong start to 2018 with the opening of several new locations and the acquisition of five music stores in Q1.

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Blizzard Lighting Lands LightShark U.S. Distribution

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• March 15, 2018

Blizzard Lighting has announced that it recently became the U.S. distributor for LightShark.

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