Commercial Rosewood and Bubinga Import/Export Regulations to Take Effect January 2

Note: U.S. domestic shipments will NOT require permits. Guidelines outlined for rosewood, bubingas and kosso import/export and use of in-stock wood.

Action protecting more than 250 species of rosewood (dalbergia), three species of bubinga (guibourtia) and kosso (Pterocarpus erinaceus) taken at the recent meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) will have broad implications on the international shipments of musical  instruments containing these woods including guitars, marimbas and various types of woodwinds.

The 2017 NAMM Show Professional Development Sessions
At The 2017 NAMM Show, inspiration and innovation, transformative business know-how, and leading strategies and tips for music industry professionals and businesses of all sizes will be offered through more than 120 free educational sessions.
KMC Pro Audio Expands Galaxy Audio Product Line

Capping a year of record breaking growth in its Pro Audio business, KMC Pro Audio today announced the expansion of its Galaxy Audio product offering, which now includes the company’s full line of amps, digital signal processing, speakers, media players, microphones, mixers, monitors, ear buds, portable PA, wireless microphones and monitors, and audio solutions.

Eric Johnson Joins D’Addario Fretted Artist Roster

D’Addario has welcomed Eric Johnson to their fretted artist roster.

Chauvet Professional Rogue RH1 Hybrid Illuminates New Zealand Coastline

A prominent rocky outgroup in Tasman Bay, Nelson’s Fifeshire Rock in New Zealand, was once known and feared as a shipping hazard. Recently, Nelson’s Civic Trust desired to make the rock an attraction by lighting it during the hours of darkness. To illuminate the famous outcrop, MDR Sound & Lighting supplied AV Architects Ltd with a Chauvet Professional Rogue RH1 Hybrid fixture.

Trade Regrets: Victor Tibaldeo Sr.

On Deceber 2, we received the following message from NAMM’s Dan Del Fiorentno

I'm sorry to report that Victor Tibaldeo Sr. passed away on Thursday at the age of 93.  He started in the business in 1939 and became an icon in music retailing.  He will be missed!

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Blizzard Lighting Snake Eyes Mini

Blizzard Lighting Snake Eyes Mini features a futuristic mini cube-shaped moving head with 6x10-watt CREE RGBW LEDs and 12x RGB strips.

GluBoost MasterGlu

GluBoost MasterGlu is a wicking grade cyanoacrylate (CA) adhesive in the GluBoost family of products.

String Swing Mic Stand Tablet Holder

This String Swing tablet holder can be positioned with its wing screws allowing the assembly to move easily or lock it in place.

On-Stage Isolation Shield

The On-Stage Isolation Shield is a lightweight and portable shield that mounts onto most standard microphone stands designed to create a mini recording studio.

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