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Shure Announces Venues For 2014 Open Mic Night

Shure Announces Venues For 2014 Open Mic Night

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Shure Incorporated announced the official venue lineup for its third annual National Open Mic Night, a week-long series of events that unites singers, musicians and spoken word artists. In observance of the Company’s 89th Anniversary, Shure is sponsoring 48 venues that will host National Open Mic Night events from Monday, April 21, to Sunday, April 27, [...]

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Acoustic Guitar Sales Are On Fire

Acoustic Guitar Sales Are On Fire

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

What sells better at MI stores: acoustic guitars or electrics? It’s an age-old battle in the music products industry, and the pendulum tends to swing back and forth. Well, right now—and in recent years—acoustic guitar sales, like the REO Speedwagon album, just seem to “keep on rollin’.”

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MI Spy Scores the ‘Triple Crown’

MI Spy Scores the ‘Triple Crown’

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Usually, The Chief, cantankerous though he is, at least restricts our intrepid Spy’s mission to just a single city, within a single state. Well, he must have been in a rare mood this time, because he had our sleuth score a spying hat trick: Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia!

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‘Riffing’ With Guitar Makers

‘Riffing’ With Guitar Makers

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Manufacturers Talk Electric vs. Acoustic, Selling Through and More Here, The Retailer asks manufacturers—both large and small, and whether electric- or acoustic-oriented—for their candid thoughts about the current contours of the guitar space. You’ll notice relative unanimity as regards most trends from our esteemed panelists—PRS Guitars, Saint Blues, Taylor Guitars and Yamaha—although their opinions do [...]

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Korg USA Expands Sales and Marketing Team

Korg USA Expands Sales and Marketing Team

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Korg USA, exclusive U.S. distributor of Korg, VOX Blackstar, Ashdown, Lâg, Sakae and HK Audio products, announced a new hire and promotions. Andy Rossi has been hired as Senior VP Sales and Marketing. Rossi has an extensive history in the Music Products Industry, coming to Korg USA from Fender, where he held various roles over [...]

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Fender CEO Announces Upcoming Retirement

Fender CEO Announces Upcoming Retirement

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fender Musical Instruments Corp. (FMIC) has announced the upcoming retirement of CEO Larry Thomas, effective May 31. Thomas was appointed to the FMIC Board of Directors in 2009 and later appointed CEO on August 1, 2010. Current Interim COO Scott Gilbertson will assume the role of Interim CEO until the company completes its search for [...]

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Zildjian Promotes Smith To N.A. Sales Manager

Zildjian Promotes Smith To N.A. Sales Manager

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Avedis Zildjian Company has promoted Jerry Smith to North American Sales Manager, effective April 1. In this newly created position, Smith will report directly to Andy Schlosser, Vice President of Global Sales, and have responsibility for the management of the company’s independent sales representatives in the U.S. and distributors in Canada and Mexico. In [...]

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D’Addario To Celebrate NYXL Strings Launch

D’Addario To Celebrate NYXL Strings Launch

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

D’Addario has announced the launch of the next generation of electric guitar strings: NYXL. To celebrate the unveiling of these strings, a special launch event will take place at the Carle Place Guitar Center on Long Island NY on Thursday, May 1 at 6:30pm. The event will feature a concert with performances by legendary guitarists [...]

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Arriba Moves To Bigger Location

Arriba Moves To Bigger Location

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

In response to growing consumer demand, Arriba Products LLC has moved its world headquarters to a new, larger location in City of Industry CA. The move doubles the amount of space for Arriba, a leading manufacturer of protective cases and bags for mobile entertainers on the go. “Operating out of a bigger and more modern [...]

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TMP Pro Now A Mackie Distributor

TMP Pro Now A Mackie Distributor

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

TMP Pro has announced an agreement with LOUD Technologies to distribute Mackie products in the U.S. Mackie is a leader in professional audio products, from loudspeakers and mixing consoles, to studio and recording equipment. Over the course of two decades, Mackie helped shape the music industry with the release of numerous products. Mackie mixers, loudspeakers [...]

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