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  • CHAUVET DJ Geyser RGB Adds Impact To Mardi Gras Floats

    MMR | Supplier Scene | February 16, 2015

    The Krewe of Endymion Parade, started at City Park and Orleans Avenues in New Orleans, and from there took visitors on a journey that figuratively at least reached far beyond the confines of the Crescent City. Built around the theme “Fantastic Voyages,” the largest and most legendary of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras parades, featured floats depicting 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Gulliver’s Travels, and other tales of transcendent journeys. Accenting it all, along with 2,650 masked revelers tossing beads to the crowds are Geyser RGB Foggers from CHAUVET DJ and Video Panels from CHAUVET Professional.

    “Chauvet products are a key part of our design,” said Ray Ziegler of RZI Lighting (New Orleans), which does most of the lighting and special effects lighting for Endymion. “Being in New Orleans at Mardi Gras, the Endymion floats have to be very lush and rich visually to capture the imagination. Yes, the Chauvet products certainly contributed to this look.”

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  • Evans Getting Some Serious On-Screen Love in ‘Whiplash’

    Christian Wissmuller | Supplier Scene | February 15, 2015One of the most talked about music-related films in years, Acadamy Award-nominated Whiplash, also gives some high profile screen time to Evans drumheads. Check out the clip below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF3NAlZuYmI&feature=youtu.be Read More...
  • OMG Music LLC Honored With The NAMM Milestone Award

    MMR | Supplier Scene | February 11, 2015

    The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) honors OMG Music LLC in Noblesville, IN with the Milestone Award for 25 years of service in the music products industry. The award recognizes retailers and manufacturers who have succeeded over the years through best practices and strong community standing to reach a landmark anniversary.

    ”In 1990 we started out with a goal of trying to sell quality guitar straps for a fair price. In 2015 the founding partners, Brett Marcus and Larry Greene, are still leading the company” said Mark Blasko of OMG Music in Noblesville, IN. “We utilize their experience every day to help independent dealers reach new levels of profitability in the accessories category.”

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  • Bedell Guitars, Guster, and REVERB Bring Awareness to the Lacey Act

    MMR | Supplier Scene | February 8, 2015

    As part of REVERB’s ongoing environmental efforts in partnership with the band, Guster, each tour stop will have a fan engagement Eco Village. Bedell Guitars is proud to be a sponsor and help raise awareness for the Lacey Act. By signing a postcard pledging your support to the Lacey Act and/or taking a photo in the photobooth and posting to social media using #StopIllegalLogging, concert goers will have the opportunity to win one of the Bedell Earthsong Orchestra guitars that Adam Gardner and the band will be playing on tour.

    “The Bedell Earthsong is a guitar built of sustainably harvested American woods. From the salvaged Sitka spruce top to the individually cut Western bigleaf maple trees we’ve been able to created an amazing sounding guitar that can be built for generations,” said Sami Mulhern, artist and external relations for Bedell Guitars.

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  • Sennheiser and Apogee announce partnership at NAMM Show

    MMR | Supplier Scene | February 4, 2015

    At Winter NAMM, audio specialist Sennheiser and Apogee Electronics, industry leader in digital audio conversion technology, have announced their collaboration.

    At the NAMM Show in Anaheim, Apogee’s Betty Bennett and Sennheiser’s Peter Claussen have jointly announced the cooperation of their companies. Peter Claussen, COO of Sennheiser, said that “Apogee and Sennheiser are a perfect fit. We both operate in the demanding premium sector, serving professional and semi-professional audio customers across the globe. Our product portfolios perfectly complement each other, and I am looking forward to collaborate with a company that has truly pushed the boundaries of digital audio.”

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  • D’Addario and Alvarez Boost Awareness about Guitar Humidification

    MMR | Supplier Scene | February 4, 2015

    D’Addario and Alvarez have struck up a pilot program in an effort to promote proper guitar humidification.

    For the duration of 2015, USA-based purchasers of select Alvarez guitars that come with hard-shell cases will receive a promo card in the case. The promo card has a unique code on it and it refers the customer visit the D’Addario-Alvarez landing page. There, they enter the code and their shipping information and they will receive a free D’Addario Two-Way Humidification System ($35.70 value).

    This pilot program between D’Addario and Alvarez is an attempt to educate dealers and end users about the importance of proper humidification of acoustic guitars.

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  • Full Compass Systems Receives Top Dealer Awards

    MMR | Supplier Scene | February 4, 2015Full Compass Systems, a national leader in professional audio, video, lighting and musical instrument sales, received Top Dealer awards from ADJ and Elation Professional Lighting at the 2015 NAMM show. ADJ and Elation offer lighting and entertainment products for a variety of applications, including mobile entertainers, touring and theatrical productions, studio installations and more. Full […] Read More...
  • Sterling Ball of Ernie Ball Inc. Releases Debut Album

    MMR | Supplier Scene | February 4, 2015

    Sterling Ball, CEO of Ernie Ball, celebrated his 60th birthday this month by releasing his debut album — Better Late Than Never. A longtime musician, Ball has toured across the globe with acts including Albert Lee, Steve Morse and more.

    The album was recorded alongside longtime friends and fellow musicians Dave Marotta, Jimmy Cox and John Ferraro. The country-tinged record marks a milestone for the CEO who, in addition to his role as musician, serves as a philanthropist with the Casey Lee Ball Foundation and as an award-winning professional BBQ chef.

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  • Chauvet Honored with NAMM Milestone Award

    Christian Wissmuller | Supplier Scene | January 31, 2015

    NAMM recently honored Chauvet Lighting of Sunrise, Florida with the Milestone Award for 25 years of service in the music and entertainment products industry. The award recognizes retailers and manufacturers who have succeeded over the years through best practices and strong community standing to reach a landmark anniversary.

    “Chauvet is honored to receive this recognition,” said Berenice Chauvet, vice president of Chauvet.  “The support we’ve received from the music and sound dealers who belong to NAMM has been essential to our success over the past 25 years. We value our association with these dealers and the personal relationships that we’ve been privileged to enjoy with many of them.”

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  • KHS Awards $1,000 Music Ed. Scholarship

    Christian Wissmuller | Supplier Scene | January 31, 2015

    For the past eight years, KHS America has provided the wind and percussion instruments for the members of the United States Army All American Marching Band under the brands of Jupiter, Mapex, and Majestic.  Made up of 101 high school seniors from around the country, members of the band who wish to pursue a career in music education can apply for a $1,000 College Scholarship from KHS America.  There were 23 applicants this year and the winner, Chauncey Kleveland, received her award during a dress rehearsal in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, January 2. 

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  • Hal Leonard Deal with G-Technology

    Paige Tutt | Supplier Scene | January 28, 2015

    At the AES Convention in November, G-Technology unveiled a $5 million strategic partnership with Hal Leonard to exclusively distribute G-Technology external storage solutions replete with complimentary Gobbler subscriptions. The deal goes into effect immediately and covers the MI trade in the US and Canada.

    With a common goal of delivering innovative solutions for creative professionals, G-Technology and Gobbler are solving some of the most challenging issues in storage and collaboration by developing technology that improves security and efficiency, and simplifies pro audio workflow.

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  • Gibson Bands Donates $50,000 to Wounded Warrior Project, Hosts Scavenger Hunt to Give Away Over $50,000 Worth of Products

    Christian Wissmuller | Supplier Scene | January 23, 2015

    Gibson Brands will host a Golden Ticket scavenger hunt on Friday, January 23, 2015 in conjunction with the NAMM Convention at the Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The forty (40) Golden Ticket prizes will consist of Gibson and Epiphone electric and acoustic guitars along with Gibson Brands Pro Audio equipment totaling over $50,000 in value.  With every ticket found, Gibson will make a donation to Wounded Warrior Project with a guaranteed total of $50,000.  Clues as to the location of the items in The Great Gibson Grab are on Twitter: @gibsonguitar #GibsonGrab @wwpinc #woundedwarriorproject. The scavenger hunt will be in the four blocks surrounding the Convention Center (800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, California  92802) from 10-3 p.m. on January 23 and the guitars and gear will be redeemed with the tickets at 3:30 p.m. at the Gibson Bus which will be parked on the grounds of the Anaheim Convention Center outside next to the Venue Arena, near the NAMM outdoor “Venue Stage.”  The hunt is open to the general public and the attendees of the NAMM Convention.

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