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inMusic Adds Denon, Marantz Brands to Portfolio

inMusic has announced the addition of three professional product brands from D&M Holdings to its existing family of brands. Denon Professional, Marantz Professional, and Denon DJ join a family that includes Akai Professional, Alesis, Alto Professional, ION Audio, Numark, M-Audio, AIR Music Technology, and Mixmeister.

Hal Leonard and Cakewalk Forge Distribution Partnership

Effective immediately, Cakewalk’s product line—both professional and consumer—will have additional North American distribution through Hal Leonard. According to Cakewalk president Michael Hoover, “Hal Leonard is an established and highly respected outlet for a wide variety of technology products. Their expertise in reaching crucial markets—including education, worship, and independent MI retailers—will further Cakewalk’s continuing growth and recognition as a manufacturer of premium, thoughtfully designed software.”

D'Addario Unveils NYXL Strings at Long Island GC on May 1

D’Addario has announced the launch of its next generation of electric guitar strings: NYXL.  To celebrate the unveiling of these strings, a special launch event featuring performances by Vernon Reid, Robben Ford, Oz Noy, Earl Slick, Alex Skolnick, and Guthrie Trapp will take place at the Carle Place Guitar Center on Long Island on Thursday, May 1st at 6:30 PM. Attendees will have the chance to meet the artists, hear from industry icon Jim D’Addario, win prizes, re-string their guitars, and more. 

Shure Announces Venue Lineup for National Open Mic Night

Shure Incorporated has announced the official venue lineup for its third annual National Open Mic Night, a week-long series of events that unites singers, musicians, and spoken word artists. In observance of the Company’s 89th Anniversary, Shure is sponsoring 48 venues that will host National Open Mic Night events Monday, April 21, to Sunday, April 27, 2014, across the country.

NAMM Foundation Helps Anaheim City School Districtís Music Program

Working toward its mission of advancing active participation in music making across the lifespan, The NAMM Foundation has pledged a $10,000 grant to the Anaheim City School District (ACSD). The grant helps to support the district’s budding school music and orchestra programs. Anaheim is home to the NAMM Show, the world's leading trade-only event for the music products industry, held annually at the Anaheim Convention Center.

“The success of the NAMM Show provides the funds for the NAMM Foundation's many efforts to support music education,” said Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. “And while our members come from around the globe to attend NAMM, we all have a very special connection to the Anaheim community. It is gratifying to be able to assist the children and the inspiring music teachers in the Anaheim City School District.”

Trade Regrets: Mo Morrison

Mo Morrison passed away on April 7th after a long battle with cancer. 

As a concert production and tour manager, Morrison worked with many of the biggest and brightest stars in pop music and rock and roll, including Michael Jackson, the Grateful Dead, and most recently Lady Gaga for whom he worked over the last several years.  Mo's career started as a stage hand and rigger, which led to such highlights as his 11 years at the Capitol Theater in Passaic, NJ.  As production manager for the Grateful Dead, Mo expanded into stadium performances, which later served him well when he was the site coordinator for three concert tours for Michael Jackson.  In 2013, Mo was inducted into the Parnelli Hall of Fame and as he said, “was placed next to the names of many of my heroes!”  
 
 
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GEAR OF THE WEEK
Kanile'a KSTP Ukulele

The Tenor size of the KSTP is considered the modern day standard for the travelling professional musician, and this instrument features an ebony fretboard, bridge, and headstock face place combo. Other features on this ukulele include a Premium Select Curly Koa Body, Traditional Slotted Headstock, Chrome Slotted Tuners, and Genuine Hawaiian (Kailua) Sand Position Markers and Logo.

Korg Rimpitch Acoustic Guitar Tuner

The Rimpitch is a unique tuner that attaches to the sound hole of an acoustic guitar. It provides an incredibly convenient viewing angle, since its tuning meter appears within the player's natural line of sight when looking down at their guitar. The Rimpitch features a high-visibility LED and a Piezo pickup that rapidly detects sound from the body of the guitar. It fits a variety of six-string acoustic guitars with a rubber clip that secures it to the sound hole.

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