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St. Vincent Debuts Signature Guitar, By Ernie Ball

St. Vincent Debuts Signature Guitar, By Ernie Ball

| August 28, 2015

Ernie Ball, a manufacturer of musical instruments, guitar strings and accessories, has designed an imaginative signature guitar with Grammy Award-winning musician and guitarist St. Vincent (a.k.a. Annie Clark). Envisioned and designed by St. Vincent with support from the engineering team at Ernie Ball Music Man, the unique electric guitar was crafted to perfectly fit her […]

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Guitar Center Goes For The ‘Gold’

Guitar Center Goes For The ‘Gold’

| August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Annual Media Day Event Provides Insight Into GC’s Strategic Positioning On August 5, Guitar Center hosted industry trade publication editors, including me, at its Westlake Village CA headquarters for the 3rd annual Guitar Center Media Day. The daylong program allowed MI journalists to better understand GC’s strategic positioning, retail-store strategy and industry-outreach initiatives, as well […]

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A Note From The Editor: Selling Services Might Soon Get Tougher

A Note From The Editor: Selling Services Might Soon Get Tougher

| August 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: This editorial will be published, in slightly modified form, on page 6 of the September issue of The Music & Sound Retailer. Want to grab the attention of someone who works in MI? Just say the words “Guitar Center.” Earlier this year, analyst Eric Garland sparked a month-long industry uproar when he published […]

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Revolutionizing Ed Sheeran’s Sound

Revolutionizing Ed Sheeran’s Sound

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ed Sheeran uses Digital 9000 for his vocal, loop vocal and guitar (Photo Credit: Christie Goodwin) Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran’s latest UK tour, although not lengthy, was incredibly successful with 400,000 tickets sold over his two weekend appearances at London’s Wembley Stadium and Dublin’s Croke Park. Pretty impressive for one man and a guitar. Supplied by […]

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Music Donation Keeps Non-profit Groups Playing Along

Music Donation Keeps Non-profit Groups Playing Along

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

As an educational music publisher, Carl Fischer Music has been putting musical scores into the hands of budding musicians and professionals alike for more than 140 years. So the chance to donate some of its inventory to orchestras, bands and schools in need seemed like music to the company’s ears. “We wanted to put our […]

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Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition Winners

Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition Winners

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

(L-R) Jeff Coffin, Patrick Bartley, Jr. and Braden Waddell. Yamaha Artist Services Indianapolis, in conjunction with Yamaha Corporation of America’s Band and Orchestral Division, announced nine 2015 Yamaha Young Performing Artists (YYPA) Competition Winners. The annual YYPA Program, which underscores Yamaha’s commitment to music education, recognizes exceptional emerging jazz, classical and contemporary musicians. Winners are […]

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Recording Industry Golf Tournament Hailed As A Success

Recording Industry Golf Tournament Hailed As A Success

| August 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

The 2015 Recording Industry Golf Tournament (RIGT) recently took place at MountainGate Country Club in LA, with members of the southern California recording community coming together for a day of camaraderie and fun in the sun. The event was once again organized by seasoned event producer Karen Dunn of KMD Productions and was held to […]

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Audio-Technica Honors Millar Electronics With President’s Award

Audio-Technica Honors Millar Electronics With President’s Award

| August 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

(L-R) John Herr, Millar Electronics Product Support; Pete Petty, Millar Electronics Principal and Outside Sales; Doug Swan, Audio-Technica National Director of Sales & Marketing, Professional Markets; Philip Cajka, Audio-Technica President & C.E.O.; Herman Civils, Millar Electronics Principal and Outside Sales; and Jerry Silhavy, Millar Electronics Outside Sales. Audio-Technica, a manufacturer of wired and wireless microphones, […]

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Hal Leonard To Distribute Cajón Brush Line

Hal Leonard To Distribute Cajón Brush Line

| August 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Hal Leonard Corporation made a worldwide distribution deal with Minneapolis-based Cajón Brush. Beginning this month, the company will stock their accessories. Created by percussionist Paul Jennings, Cajón Brushes are designed and built specifically for the cajón. Thanks to Jennings’ extensive research and development, these brushes give the instrument a rich, brushed sound while also allowing […]

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Roland Sponsors GC’s 27th Annual Drum-Off

Roland Sponsors GC’s 27th Annual Drum-Off

| August 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Roland Corporation U.S. is now a sponsor of Guitar Center’s 27th annual Drum-Off search for the next great drummer. Free and open to drummers across the country, entrants will compete for a chance to win a grand-prize package valued at over $45,000 that includes cash, gear, endorsement deals, studio time and a GC Buyer’s Guide […]

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