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Gretsch Celebrates 130 Years

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• April 1, 2013
The Gretsch Company, an American family-owned business, celebrates its 130th anniversary this year. In 1883, German immigrant Friedrich Gretsch launched what would one day become an iconic American guitar and drum maker for such well-known artists as Chet Atkins, George Harrison, Charlie Watts, Chick Webb and Brian Setzer among many others. According to a recent […] Read More...

D’Addario & Co. Receives Long Island Cares Humanitarian Award

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• April 1, 2013
D’Addario & Co. is the recipient of the Long Island Cares Corporate Honoree award. Chairman and CEO Jim D’Addario and wife Janet accepted the award on the company’s behalf at a cocktail reception and sit-down dinner on January 31, 2013 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury New York. “We believe that life is […] Read More...

Morty and Iris Manus Receive MTNA Achievement Award

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• April 1, 2013
Morty and Iris Manus were honored with the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Achievement Award at the Awards Brunch during the 2013 MTNA National Conference at the Disneyland® Hotel in Anaheim, California, March 13. The MTNA Achievement Award is the organization’s highest honor. It is bestowed upon individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions […] Read More...

US Music Corp US Distributor for DigiTech

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• April 1, 2013
Harman’s DigiTech has appointed US Music Corp (USM) as its exclusive US distributor effective April 1, 2013. Headquartered in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, USM is an international MI company that manufacturers and distributes worldwide. Commenting on the agreement, Craig Paller, senior director, sales, Harman Signal Processing stated, “We will be working closely with US Music Corp […] Read More...
Hitoshi Fukutome

Fukutome Named President of Yamaha Corporation of America

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• April 1, 2013

Hitoshi Fukutome has been named president of Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA). He succeeds Takuya “Tak” Nakata, who will return to Yamaha Corporation Japan (YCJ) to lead sales and marketing for the Musical Instrument (MI) and Audio 

Products Group, and will continue to work closely with YCA.

Nakata has served as president of YCA since April 2010, overseeing a period of growth for the company despite a difficult financial climate in the United States.

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GAMA Launches New Website

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• April 1, 2013
The Guitar and Accessories Marketing Association (GAMA) recently launched an updated www.guitaredunet.org website for classroom-guitar teachers. The new site features blogs, articles, tips & tricks and also GAMA member content. The website aims to complement GAMA’s Teaching Guitar Workshops program through which it trains school music educators to start classroomguitar programs. The site is intended […] Read More...

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