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In Memoriam: Sid Weitzner

In Memoriam: Sid Weitzner

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: Jon Haber, Owner of Alto Music, sent along this reminiscence following the recent death of Sid Weitzner, who founded the original Alto Music. We present it unedited. Sid Weitzner, who founded the original Alto Music In 1966, passed away Wednesday July 23, 2014. Sid built a small music shop into a Rockland County […]

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CHAUVET DJ Launches Wireless FlareCON Air Interface

CHAUVET DJ Launches Wireless FlareCON Air Interface

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

CHAUVET DJ has brought wireless lighting control to a new level by introducing the FlareCON Air hardware interface. This palm-sized device gives DJs, clubs, designers and other end users a greater level of freedom and mobility by making it easy for them to control any of the company’s battery-operated Freedom series fixtures directly from their […]

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Guitar Center Welcomes New Executives To Leadership Team

Guitar Center Welcomes New Executives To Leadership Team

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Music & Sound Retailer has learned that Guitar Center has made changes to its executive leadership team as the organization moves into the third quarter of its fiscal year. With the launch of a new five-year growth strategy announced in early April, the organization has already begun a host of new organizational changes internally […]

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Sennheiser Reports Fiscal Year Results

Sennheiser Reports Fiscal Year Results

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sennheiser Group has published its results for the 2013 fiscal year. Its figures for 2013 show revenue remained roughly constant, while return on sales was a middling single-digit figure. Sennheiser Group’s profit last year was 14.3 million Euros, a significant decline as against the two previous years. According to the company, “As a family-owned business, […]

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Shure Announces Four Senior Executive Promotions

Shure Announces Four Senior Executive Promotions

| July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Shure Inc. has announced the promotions of four senior executives: Ray Crawford, Mark Humrichouser, Meg Madison and Tom Kundmann. Crawford has been promoted to Vice President of Strategic Planning and Integration. He will continue to lead the Corporate Strategy, Global Business Development and Global Product Management functions. Crawford has been with Shure since 2005, before […]

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Yorkville Sound’s Jack Long Earns Honor

Yorkville Sound’s Jack Long Earns Honor

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, recently announced the 2014 appointments to the Order of Canada. Included on this esteemed list of recipients is Jack Long, Yorkville Sound Founder and Chairman. The Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honors, was established in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year, to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication […]

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Nationwide Music Is Life Contest Winner Named

Nationwide Music Is Life Contest Winner Named

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

National Education Music Company (NEMC) recently completed its third annual Music is Life contest by presenting the winning performance group, The Reading Intermediate HS Jazz Band of Reading PA, with a prize package worth $11,000. NEMC’s Music is Life Contest is a nationwide video performance competition open to any school-based performance group, including bands, orchestras, […]

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Alfred Music Receives Paul Revere Award

Alfred Music Receives Paul Revere Award

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Alfred Music has received the Paul Revere Award for Graphic Excellence in the category of “Book Design in Popular Folios” for a recently released songbook, Joni Mitchell: Complete So Far. This ceremony is held annually during the yearly meeting of the Music Publishers Association in New York City. “It is such an honor for this […]

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Hal Leonard Inks Deal With QSC

Hal Leonard Inks Deal With QSC

| June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hal Leonard Corp. has reached an agreement with QSC Audio Products, LLC, to distribute all of its mixers, power amplifiers and speakers throughout the United States. Hal Leonard’s Brad Smith reached the deal with QSC’s Director of North American Sales, Perry Celia. Products will ship starting July 1. Founded more than four decades ago, Costa […]

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D’Addario Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

D’Addario Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

| June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

D’Addario has announced that John D’Addario Jr., Vice Chairman of D’Addario & Co., Inc., accepted the Koblenz Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of himself, The D’Addario Foundation and D’Addario & Company, Inc., for their dedication to promoting classical guitar. The ceremony took place during the 22nd Koblenz International Guitar Festival on June 9 at the […]

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