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NAMM Invades Washington DC

NAMM Invades Washington DC

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

NAMM’s DC Fly-In allows members to evangelize NAMM’s vision of a world in which every child has a deep desire to learn music and a recognized right to be taught. This year’s Fly-In, the largest ever, included a day of service at Savoy Elementary, advocacy training at the Kennedy Center, a celebration of Turnaround Arts […]

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Sweetwater’s GearFest Is A Huge Success

Sweetwater’s GearFest Is A Huge Success

| June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sweetwater Sound has reported that GearFest 2014 was a bigger success than ever, breaking every record established by previous GearFest events. Launched in 2002, Sweetwater’s annual GearFest is the nation’s largest end-user-oriented music and pro audio festival, featuring exhibits from more than 200 manufacturers; workshops, clinics and seminars; live demos; special performances; a musician’s flea […]

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Shure Applauds FCC Action

Shure Applauds FCC Action

| June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently completed a multi-year exploration of the role of wireless microphones in modern content production and the technical challenges that surround their use. The study included consultations with wireless microphone users across many different types of productions. Concluding that the use of wireless microphones is an integral part of major […]

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In Memoriam: John R. Chase, Jr.

In Memoriam: John R. Chase, Jr.

| June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

John R. Chase, Jr., age 56, of Palm Harbor FL, died on May 15 at Tampa General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Chase worked in the music industry for 40 years. He enjoyed golf, as well as writing and playing music. He had a great sense of humor and loved his family. He is […]

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inMusic Appoints Costa Lakoumentas, John Terry

inMusic Appoints Costa Lakoumentas, John Terry

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

inMusic has announced the appointment of Costa Lakoumentas, who will oversee the newly acquired D&M Professional brands, and John Terry, who becomes the U.S. National Sales Manager for Denon DJ. Lakoumentas began his pro audio career in 1981, designing sound systems for churches, schools and recreational facilities. In 1998, he joined Mackie Designs, where he […]

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NAMM Young Professionals Plan Half-Day Workshop

NAMM Young Professionals Plan Half-Day Workshop

| June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

At Summer NAMM, the NAMM Young Professionals will host a half-day workshop with the emerging leaders of the industry, featuring a keynote speech by industry legend Chris Martin, Chairman and CEO of Martin Guitars and the 6th generation of Martin family members to run the business. The workshop will also feature a panel discussion on […]

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Hal Leonard Signs With Samson

Hal Leonard Signs With Samson

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hal Leonard Corp. has reached an agreement with Samson Technologies Corp. to exclusively distribute its consumer and professional audio products to music retailers throughout the US. Shipping on the Samson Audio, Samson Wireless and Hartke brands will begin June 1. Headquartered in Hauppauge NY, Samson began as a two-person operation and introduced its first wireless […]

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In Memoriam: Bob Tudor

In Memoriam: Bob Tudor

| May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

PreSonus has announced the death of Bob Tudor, the company’s widely admired, respected and beloved Chief Technology Officer. A legend in the pro audio/MI industry, Tudor followed a long and winding road to PreSonus. A child prodigy, he studied piano with Arthur Rubinstein protégé and Julliard fellow Josephine Bacher. Tudor later studied electrical engineering at […]

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Crafter’s MS 1000 Mandolin

Crafter’s MS 1000 Mandolin

| May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Crafter Guitars, distributed by Max Margin Distribution, has announced the Summer NAMM introduction of the new MS 1000 mandolin. This instrument features a solid Engelmann spruce top, maple back and sides, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, gold-plated oval tuners, dot position markers, satin finish and scale of 13 and 13/16 inches. The offering of […]

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GC, Behringer Sever All Ties

GC, Behringer Sever All Ties

| May 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

On May 16, Guitar Center gave notice to Behringer that it would no longer be carrying any of the company’s products in-store and terminating its relationship with Behringer for the foreseeable future. The decision was made by Guitar Center executive leadership based on what they describe as, “Behringer’s revision to unreasonable business terms late last […]

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