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Introducing D’Addario Woodwinds

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• December 1, 2013

Since D’Addario’s acquisition of Rico in 2004 it has always been the company’s goal to respect and improve upon the legacy of the Rico brand; this will never change. However, to ensure that the more advanced player has a brand that he or she feels is a greater reflection of their ability, D’Addario introduces their digitally generated, professional quality reeds and mouthpieces as D’Addario branded woodwind products.

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NAMM Partners with CMS for Job Listing Service

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• November 24, 2013

NAMM and The College Music Society (CMS) have partnered to give NAMM members the opportunity to advertise job openings to CMS members.  CMS, an international service organization for music students and faculty in tertiary education, counts among its membership the most highly trained and qualified potential interns and employees available. The relationship between NAMM and CMS was established in response to NAMM members’ requests over the years for access to a richer pool of potential employees who understand the music-products industry.

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D’Addario Showroom Opens in Manhattan

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• November 17, 2013

On November 13, D’Addario opened a posh new showroom in the heart of Manhattan featuring D’Addario Orchestral Strings and Woodwinds products. To celebrate the grand opening, D’Addario hosted a soiree with top endorsing musicians and industry professionals including D’Addario personnel.  The kickoff was topped off with a champaigne toast and a jam session.

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Shure Announces Schools Selected for 10th Fantastic Scholastic Recording Competition

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• November 17, 2013

Shure Incorporated has announced the ten colleges and universities that have been selected at random to participate in the final round of its annual Fantastic Scholastic Recording Competition. In its tenth consecutive year, the Shure contest gives students from academic institutions in the U.S. and Canada unique access to the same high-quality Shure equipment used by professional musicians live and in the studio, including award-winning artists such as Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, Matt & Kim, The National, Wilco, and fun. Students from the selected schools will compete for a prize package valued at more than $11,000.

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Les Paul Foundation Bestows Grant on Ramapo College

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• November 17, 2013

Ramapo College of New Jersey will build a state-of-the-art music studio that will educate the musical luminaries of the future in a hybrid facility that bridges the worlds of analog and digital sound.

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New Canaan Music Opens in Connecticut

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• November 11, 2013

Downtown New Canaan, Conn. has a new “one-stop music shop” in the form of New Canaan Music.

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NAMM Foundation Supports Phoenix Rising Music Program

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• November 9, 2013

NAMM CEO and president Joe Lamond attended the Grand Opening of the new Phoenix House Rising Music Studio in Santa Ana, Calif., November 4, 2013.

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AES Welcomes New President Dr. Sean Olive

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• November 9, 2013

Following closely on the heels of the 135th Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention, held Thursday, October 17, through Sunday, October 20, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, the AES welcomes Dr. Sean Olive as its new president, taking over from outgoing president Frank Wells. Currently serving as director, Acoustic Research, Harman International, Olive is based in Northridge, California, placing him in an ideal location to guide the AES into the 137th Convention, which will take place in Los Angeles in the fall of 2014.   

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Alfred Announces Exclusive Distribution of MakeMusic’s Finale 2014

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• November 9, 2013

Alfred Music and MakeMusic, Inc. have announced the world-wide release of Finale 2014. For 25 years, musicians around the world have relied on Finale to create, edit, audition, print and publish sheet music. After two years of research and analyzing customer feedback, the highly-anticipated release of Finale 2014 is available to musicians throughout the world.

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Owners of Full Compass Systems Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• November 9, 2013

Full Compass recently announced that owners Susan and Jonathan Lipp have received the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Madison chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).  Their contributions to education, music, early development and other initiatives were recognized by APF and celebrated at an awards luncheon on Friday, November 1st. This award is presented to individuals or couples with a minimum of 20 years of philanthropic involvement, outstanding civic and charitable responsibility and a record of exceptional generosity that has also encouraged others to take leadership roles in philanthropic activities.

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Dinah Gretsch to Receive 2014 She Rocks Award

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• November 9, 2013

Dinah Gretsch, executive vice president and CFO of the Gretsch Company is among a select group of women to be honored by the Women’s International Music Network (WiMN) with the organization’s 2014 She Rocks Award. As a leader in the music industry, Dinah will be recognized for her unique talents, accomplishments, and philanthropic works. The presentation will take place at a ceremony to be held on Friday, January 24, 2014 from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel in Anaheim, California during the 2014 NAMM Show.

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Hot Licks Guitar Shop Raises Thousands to Combat Breast Cancer

hoff •
  • Upfront
• November 7, 2013

Hot Licks Guitar Shop of Waldorf, MD, held a fundraiser for Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure on October 10th.  "For the last four years, the Hot Licks team has hosted a fundraiser in support of defeating breast cancer," says Richie Downs.  "This year we hosted a Blues Concert fundraiser in our outdoor courtyard." To increase contributions, they raffled off an Epiphone Les Paul guitar and Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar.  "All fundraisers combined, we have raised over $5,000 for breast cancer this year."

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