Archive for August, 2012

Sweetwater Keeps On Growing

Sweetwater Keeps On Growing

| August 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Indiana-based Sweetwater Sound, Inc., has announced its decision to expand once again in Fort Wayne-Allen County. The company will not only add 110,000 square feet to its current facility, but it will also add more than 315 full-time positions to its existing workforce of 413 over the next four years, as well as a number [...]

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Fender Wins With Jeff Quinn

Fender Wins With Jeff Quinn

| August 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Jeff Quinn has been named Licensing Director for Fender Musical Instruments Corp. He will take responsibility for the primary maintenance of FMIC licensees in the categories of fashion and related accessories, bags and luggage, and collectibles. Quinn joins FMIC from Los Angeles-based children’s television network BabyFirstTV, where he served as Sales and Marketing Vice President. [...]

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DJ Tech’s SL1300 MK6 Turntable

DJ Tech’s SL1300 MK6 Turntable

| August 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Dan Ferrisi One of the reasons—in addition to the camaraderie and passion that infuse the music products business—that all of us in this community are lucky is that the music industry, perhaps more than any other, exudes that “cool” factor. There just aren’t many things cooler than electric guitars, pounding drums and rock ‘n’ [...]

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Garza, Miller Suit Seymour Duncan

Garza, Miller Suit Seymour Duncan

| August 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

James Garza has been promoted to Domestic Sales Manager for Seymour Duncan. “James earned this promotion through his calm handling and thoughtful consideration of complex issues,” said company Co-Founder and CEO Cathy Carter Duncan. “And also for his initiative, his bravery in approaching new challenges and his collaborative, team-building approach to leadership.” He is responsible [...]

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Palladino Wins ‘Publisher Represen-tative’ Award

Palladino Wins ‘Publisher Represen-tative’ Award

| August 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Elisa Palladino, Senior Account Representative at Alfred Music Publishing, has won the 2012 Don Eubanks “Publisher Representative” Award honor by The Retail Print Music Dealers Association (RPMDA). The award was presented on behalf of RPMDA’s dealer members for her consistent and exemplary service to her customers. Palladino began her career at Alfred as a Sales [...]

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NAMM Announces Top 100 Dealers

NAMM Announces Top 100 Dealers

| August 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

NAMM recently announced the Top 100 Dealers of music products and instruments in the United States. The awards were presented to the top music merchants from across the country during the organization’s annual summer music products trade show, Summer NAMM, held in Nashville TN, on July 13. In addition to the Top 100, NAMM recognized [...]

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Spinning Faster Than A Turntable

Spinning Faster Than A Turntable

| August 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

DJ And Lighting Retailers Adjust To Changing Technologies, Roiling Economy By Brian Berk Smartphones. iPads. Even mobile wallet payments at retail stores. New technologies have left quite the impression in the past couple of years. Technology has definitely affected what some would refer to as the music products industry’s most hip niche: DJ and lighting [...]

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Rays of Hope

Rays of Hope

| August 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Summer NAMM Strengthens, But 2013 Is The Real Test By Dan Ferrisi Music City was rocking and rolling in July as it welcomed thousands upon thousands of music products retailers, manufacturers, distributors, reps and players to the Nashville Convention Center for Summer NAMM, the gigantic winter show’s smaller, yet still beloved, sibling. The Music & [...]

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VNEWSLETTER – August 10, 2012

VNEWSLETTER – August 10, 2012

| August 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Summer NAMM Rewind Hosted by Jill Nicolini ADJ Opens New Showroom Hohner Sponsors Music Making Korg USA’s Good Works Honored PROLOK Announces Distribution Deal Summer NAMM Delivers Strong Show Fishman And Asterope Join Forces… and much more! August 10 2012 | Episode No. 138 Run time: 00.09:38   Vnewsletter Sign-up Got something you think should [...]

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Gibson, Feds Strike A Deal

Gibson, Feds Strike A Deal

| August 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

According to federal prosecutors, a deal has been struck to drop the criminal case against Gibson Guitar Corp., following the instrument maker’s admission that its exotic wood imports violated environmental laws, the Associated Press reported today. The agreement, announced today, stipulates that Nashville-based Gibson must pay a $300,000 penalty, the AP story said. In addition, [...]

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