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  • Music Sales Acquires Éditions Alphonse Leduc

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | January 20, 2014

    The Music Sales Group has completed an acquisitions of family-run French publisher Éditions Alphonse Leduc.

    Founded in 1842, Éditions Alphonse Leduc started by specialising in piano tutors then expanded to acquire operatic works by Rossini, Bellini, Weber and Meyerbeer, as well as pieces by Clémenti, Hummel, Weber and Onslow and a famous piano tutor by Viguerie.

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  • Zildjian Partners with LAN Music Corp.

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | January 20, 2014

    The Avedis Zildjian Company has announced its partnership with LAN Music Corporation to represent the Company in South & Central America as well as the Caribbean.

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  • Trade Regrets: Ed Miller

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | January 20, 2014

    Former president of KMC Music Inc., Ed Miller, passed away on  January 15 at the age of 66.

    Starting in the finance department at Kaman Corp., Miller quickly rose through the ranks of the company’s music division, eventually becoming president of Kaman Music Corp. in 2007. As president, Miller led KMC’s transition to the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) and kept steady watch over the division until his retirement in December 2012. Highly respected for his knowledge, intelligence and integrity, Miller was known as a true statesman of the music products industry.

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  • Playing Guitar is for the Birds

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | January 18, 2014An… unusual new art and sound exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem (Mass.) features 70 zebra finches "playing" fourteen Gibson guitars and electric basses set up around a room.  To read more about the 'From Here to Ear' exhibit, click here: http://artery.wbur.org/2014/01/17/zebra-finches-electric-guitars?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=140117 Read More...
  • Hohner Supports ‘Make Music’ NY

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | January 15, 2014

    The third annual Make Music, New York Winter “A Love Riot: Harmonabord Parade” took place in midtown Manhattan on Dec. 21st, 2013.  As an event sponsor, Hohner Inc. donated 25 of their trademark melodicas to the first participants of the parade led by renowned jazz musician Jonathan Batiste. 

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  • Roland and QSC Announce Marketing Partnership

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | January 15, 2014

    Roland Corporation and QSC Audio Products, LLC have announced a new marketing partnership promoting the concept of electronic and hybrid percussion as a whole and showcasing the pairing of V-Drums and K Series amplification as a total solution. Roland V-Drums products are known worldwide as the foremost in electronic percussion, and QSC K Series monitors have become the gold standard in electronic percussion amplification. QSC has a long history of making high quality products, and K Series monitors are a perfect solution for amplifying the excellent dynamic response and sound set of Roland V-Drums.

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  • GC Names Porter Director of Merchandising

    Christian Wissmuller | People | January 15, 2014

    Guitar Center, Inc (GCI) has promoted Kristy Porter to director of merchandising, general accessories. The announcement was made by Michael Walter, senior vice president, Guitar Center merchandising.

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  • Bright Opens new Guitar Store in Champaign

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | January 13, 2014

    The News-Gazette (Ill.) is reporting that Ricky Bright, former manager of both The Music Shoppe and Samuel Music in Champaign, Illinois, is opening his own guitar store, The Upper Bout.

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  • Martin Guitars on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | January 13, 2014

    We were treated to a preview, of sorts, of an exhibit about the formative years of C.F. Martin Co. at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on Sunday Jan. 12 when CBS Sunday Morning aired a segment on singer-songwriter John Sebastian.

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  • 5th Annual JEN Convention

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | January 13, 2014

    Last week the Jazz Education Network (JEN) held its fifth Annual Conference in Dallas, featuring an impressive schedule of performances, clinics, and award ceremonies. 

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  • Because Drummers Weren’t Already Loud Enough…

    Christian Wissmuller | Supplier Scene | January 13, 2014

    A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to get DrumPants, described as "the world’s first wearable musical instrument," off the ground.

    Built to play more than 100 built-in sounds, including everything from drums and synths to guitars and pianos, DrumPants allow users to produce all manner of drum tones from within their trousers.

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  • Chauvet Participates in Christmas in the Village Toy Giveaway

    Christian Wissmuller | Supplier Scene | January 13, 2014

    The Chauvet team recently pooled their talents, time, and resources to distribute over 400 toys to kids in the Christmas in the Village Toy Giveaway, which was held December 21st in West Park, Florida. 

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