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Upfront

  • Amazon Cyber Monday: Some MI Products Go for 15 Percent Under MAP

    Kevin Mitchell | Upfront | December 9, 2013

    On December 3rd, “Cyber Monday,” it was discovered that thousands of MI products were being sold on Amazon in violation of MAP policies by promising final sales 15 percent below MAP.

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  • Sennheiser to FCC: Make Auction Winners Pay Those Hurt by Loss of 600 MHz Range

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | December 9, 2013

    As reported by MMR's sister publication, Front of House

    Noting that the FCC’s pending spectrum auction jeopardizes future use of wireless microphones operating in the 600MHz range, forcing content creators to reinvest in wireless gear, Sennheiser formally proposed that winners of the new spectrum compensate owners of wireless microphone equipment that will be rendered obsolete as a direct result of the planned spectrum repacking.

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  • MMR Reports from PASIC 2013

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | December 1, 2013

    Check out some video clips from PASIC 2013 - updates from Zildjian's Paul Francis and Tom Float from TAMA - and look for full coverage of this year's gathering in the January issue of MMR!

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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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