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In Memoriam: Vic Firth (1930-2015)

In Memoriam: Vic Firth (1930-2015)

| July 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Everett “Vic” Firth, the musician, educator and entrepreneur who performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) for 50 years and who founded the Vic Firth Company, died on July 26 in Boston. He was 85. While a student at the New England Conservatory, Firth began to devote himself to teaching, which would become one of […]

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Musical Innovations Named Dealer Of The Year

Musical Innovations Named Dealer Of The Year

| July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Musical Innovations’ Owner, Tracy Leenman, accepting the Dealer of the Year Award NAMM honored South Carolina-based Musical Innovations as the 2015 Dealer of the Year at the fifth-annual NAMM Top 100 Dealer Awards. The evening gala, which was held during Summer NAMM in Nashville, honored excellence and innovation in music products retailing. The Dealer of […]

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NAMM Elects Executive Committee Members and Positions

NAMM Elects Executive Committee Members and Positions

| July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

(From Left to Right) Mark Goff, Robin Walenta, Joel Menchey, Chris Martin and Joe Lamond. The NAMM Executive Committee enjoyed a seamless succession, welcoming Joel Menchey and honoring the outgoing Chair, Larry Morton, during Summer NAMM earlier this month. The changing of the guard started July 11 during the annual summer board meeting held in […]

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Music China Grows In Scale And Content

Music China Grows In Scale And Content

| July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

This year’s Music China show continues to grow, offering appealing business opportunities and musical inspirations to Asia’s markets. Taking place from October 14 to 17 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, the show will be the biggest ever, boasting 105,000 square meters of exhibition space. Delivering promising growth of seven percent in […]

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Hal Leonard Publications Earn Prestigious Honors

Hal Leonard Publications Earn Prestigious Honors

| July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Each year, the Music Publishers Association (MPA) recognizes outstanding examples of graphic design for the music industry. The 2015 Paul Revere Awards for Graphic Excellence were recently announced during the MPA’s annual meeting in New York City. Hal Leonard was proud to have the work of its designers, engravers and editors acknowledged in the latest […]

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Roland Further Expands Its U.S. Team

Roland Further Expands Its U.S. Team

| July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Roland Corp. U.S. has made recent appointments in sales, management, support and HR. Quynh Nguyen has been appointed Senior Human Resources Manager. A piano player, she comes to the company having spent five years as Human Resources Manager for Lee’s Sandwiches, a multi-state food chain. Antonio Ferranti has been hired as Piano Strategy Manager. He comes […]

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2015 NAMM Global Report Empowers Industry Members

2015 NAMM Global Report Empowers Industry Members

| July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

NAMM members are now able to view the latest global musical instrument and product sales trends in the 2015 NAMM Global Report, available at namm.org. The annual publication, created by NAMM for its global membership, captures a snapshot of music industry sales figures from 23 countries. This year’s report marks the first time that figures from […]

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In Memoriam: Tom Mapson

In Memoriam: Tom Mapson

| July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tom Mapson, formerly a Yamaha District Manager and a tireless music education advocate, died on July 20 in Colorado Springs CO following a two-year bout with cancer. He was 70. Having developed a passion for music as a young boy working in the music store his parents owned in Minnesota, Mapson dedicated 30 years to […]

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KMC Music Inks Big-Time Deals

KMC Music Inks Big-Time Deals

| July 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Strengthening a percussion portfolio that already includes Gibraltar, Latin Percussion, Remo, Toca, Vater and Vic Firth, KMC Music recently announced that it has been appointed to serve as the sole U.S. distribution partner of Paiste America, which produces renowned lines of cymbals, hand cymbals and gongs, including the iconic Paiste 2002 Series and the highly […]

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Light Up Electron at Brooklyn Bowl

Light Up Electron at Brooklyn Bowl

| July 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Photo Credit: Scott Harris There are few really hot nightspots that pull together so many diverse elements as New York’s Brooklyn Bowl. After all, how many structures combine some edgy urban architectural elements with a real-life bowling alley? Or serve up a gourmet menu of hipster-meets-kosher food from a famed restaurant (New York’s Blue Ribbon)? All this […]

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