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KMC Ships New Line Of Paiste Cymbals

KMC Ships New Line Of Paiste Cymbals

| April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

KMC Music has announced that it is now shipping the new line of Paiste Formula 602, Giant Beat and 2002 Sound Edge cymbals to dealers nationwide. The Formula 602 Modern Essentials gains a 22″ Crash and a 24″ Ride. Modern Essentials cymbals were developed in collaboration with Vinnie Colaiuta, based on the venerable Formula 602. The […]

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Shine A Light On Maxwell’s House Of Music

Shine A Light On Maxwell’s House Of Music

| April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Maxwell’s House of Music 1710 E. 10th St. Jeffersonville IN 47130 (812) 283-3304 maxwellshouseofmusic.com Mon – Fri: 12pm – 9pm Sat: 10am – 5pm Mark Maxwell, Owner Mark Maxwell grew up in the musical instrument retail business. His parents opened Mom’s Music in Louisville KY, on the border of southern Indiana, in 1981. Maxwell began […]

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Alfred Music Joins Peaksware

Alfred Music Joins Peaksware

| April 20, 2016 | 1 Comment

Alfred Music, an educational music publisher, has announced that it is joining the Peaksware Holdings, LLC portfolio of companies, which includes MakeMusic, bringing together leaders in educational music publishing and music technology. Alfred Music and MakeMusic will continue to operate independently, while sharing resources within the Peaksware group to advance innovations, provide additional content and […]

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1 Minute With Richard Taninbaum, Founder of Rhythm Tech

1 Minute With Richard Taninbaum, Founder of Rhythm Tech

| April 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

What are you most proud of about your first 30 years in business? Richard Taninbaum: Creating something new, useful and accepted by an industry rooted in tradition is very gratifying. Although the art of music is constantly evolving, the tools that we use to make it are mostly old friends. Bringing something new and accepted […]

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Tim Schaeffer Rejoins American Music & Sound

Tim Schaeffer Rejoins American Music & Sound

| April 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

American Music & Sound has appointed Tim Schaeffer to the position of Senior Vice President for Allen & Heath USA. Schaeffer, who has over thirty years’ of pro-audio sales and marketing experience, will manage Allen & Heath USA to build and develop its sales and support teams and to promote sales growth and customer satisfaction. […]

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I ♥ Hartford

I ♥ Hartford

| April 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hartford isn’t Connecticut’s largest city; it’s number four. The large, coastal cities of Bridgeport, Stamford and New Haven now have populations that exceed that of Connecticut’s 380-year-old capital city. Still, for a relatively small city, Hartford occupies a big place in American history and culture. In the music business, Hartford has given us a panoply […]

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Bob Taylor Donates Funds For Ebony Conservation In Africa

Bob Taylor Donates Funds For Ebony Conservation In Africa

| April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

(L-R): Bob and Cindy Taylor (Taylor Guitars), Peter Karieva (IoES Director) Dr. Tom Smith (Professor, CBI Director)  Guitar maker Bob Taylor of Taylor Guitars has donated $400,000 to support ebony conservation research and restoration efforts in Cameroon, central Africa. Taylor’s gift will fund a multi-pronged effort that includes engaging local farmers to propagate and steward ebony seedlings […]

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Year’s End Thwarts Otherwise Good 2015 For Guitar Sales

Year’s End Thwarts Otherwise Good 2015 For Guitar Sales

| April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

These are uncertain economic times. There are two schools of thought as regards where the economy is heading. The first points to a recession, which, according to Bank of America, there is a 25-percent chance of. If this were to come to pass, musical instrument retailers could find it tough sledding, assuming the old adage […]

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Wrapping Up Musikmesse, Prolight + Sound Germany

Wrapping Up Musikmesse, Prolight + Sound Germany

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Now that the Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound fairs have concluded, let’s take a look back and see how they went. In attendance were almost 110,000 visitors from around 130 countries. An additional 20,000 music fans attended the 50-plus concerts of the Musikmesse Festival, which was held for the first time at over 30 locations. […]

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Five Minutes With…Jay Wanamaker, President/CEO, Roland Corp. U.S.

Five Minutes With…Jay Wanamaker, President/CEO, Roland Corp. U.S.

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Given that “Five Minutes With” devotes considerable page space not only to our featured interviewee’s company, but also to his or her background and career progression, we look for industry executives who’ve enjoyed a long, storied history in MI. This month, in Jay Wanamaker, President and CEO of Roland Corp. U.S., we find the ideal […]

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