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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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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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CHAUVET DJ’s Halloween Scream Test Scares Up Attention

CHAUVET DJ’s Halloween Scream Test Scares Up Attention

| July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

CHAUVET DJ is looking for DJs who want to have a frightfully good time being a part of the annual Halloween video produced by the company’s marketing team. DJs who think they have what it takes to give people the creeps or to scare them witless are invited to submit an appropriately ghoulish or horrifying […]

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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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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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MI Heavyweights Discuss Category with Major Profit Potential

MI Heavyweights Discuss Category with Major Profit Potential

| July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Evolution Guitars’ Zombie Guitar Custom Line CHAUVET DJ’s Mini Kinta IRC Hohner’s Red Dragon And White Cobra Tagged Harmonicas On-Stage Gear’s GPB3000 Pedal Board And Bag Taking The Pulse Of The Amp & Speaker Category Hosted by Jill Nicolini Vnewsletter Sign-up Got something you think should be on Vnewsletter? click here   Want to advertise your […]

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ACCESS Bags’ Personal FX PFX1 Musician’s Carry-All

ACCESS Bags’ Personal FX PFX1 Musician’s Carry-All

| July 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

ACCESS Bags and Cases is showing the latest version of its Personal FX PFX1 Musician’s Carry-All at Summer NAMM. The original ACCESS bag was introduced in 1986. The PFX1 incorporates a custom-configurable tri-level interior, each with its own entry flap, and four exterior pockets. The PFX1 organizes all the necessary accessories working players and techs […]

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Leading MI Company Embraces Employee-Ownership Structure

Leading MI Company Embraces Employee-Ownership Structure

| July 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Moog Music Inc. Becomes Employee-Owned Company Yorkville Distributes Gibson Pro Audio Brands For Canada Yamaha’s Newly Released SLG200 Silent Guitar Series Hal Leonard’s Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera Medleys Mike Robinson Appointed KHS America’s VP Of Marketing The NAMM Foundation Grants $600K To Worthy Programs Hosted by Jill Nicolini Vnewsletter Sign-up Got something you […]

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