Tag: Guitar Center

Guitar Center To Promote Ron Japinga To CEO

Guitar Center To Promote Ron Japinga To CEO

| August 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Guitar Center has announced that Darrell Webb will retire from his positions with the company, effective upon the naming of Ron Japinga as Chief Executive Officer. Guitar Center expects to finalize the promotion of Ron Japinga as Webb’s successor in the coming days. Japinga’s promotion to CEO follows his recent promotion to President of Guitar […]

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Big On Purpose

Big On Purpose

| July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: Each year, when the music products trade press convenes for Guitar Center’s Media Day program, editors like me gain insight into GC’s strategic planning and the company’s vision of itself. Many of you—our small, mom-and-pop, brick-and-mortar-retailer readers—perceive GC as an 800-pound gorilla that’s stomping out your profits. During Media Day, though, the mega-chain’s executives […]

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Now Hear This!

Now Hear This!

| July 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

The postman might always ring twice, but The Chief texts only once. My flashing phone alerted me that my new assignment was in. At first, I thought I was heading to Pennsylvania. Then, however, I re-read the message and discovered that my new mission was to scout out a PA in Milwaukee WI. Most of […]

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Guitar Center Appoints New President

Guitar Center Appoints New President

| June 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Guitar Center has appointed Ron Japinga to the position of President, effective June 15. The announcement was made by Darrell Webb, Guitar Center Chief Executive Officer, and further underscores the company’s ongoing evolution and expansion. In his new position, Japinga will oversee and manage all aspects of Guitar Center’s business and work closely with GC’s […]

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Mics To Make The Heart Sing

Mics To Make The Heart Sing

| May 23, 2016 | 5 Comments

For me, the quest for the perfect vocal mic to suit diverse live and recording situations is life-long. For that reason, I, as the MI Spy, was the ideal candidate to infiltrate the San Francisco Bay Area music scene. When buying a mic, there’s the question of how the frequency response works for a particular […]

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MI Company Proposes Plant Closure, Citing Redundancies

MI Company Proposes Plant Closure, Citing Redundancies

| May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Guitar Center Opens A Retail Location In Selden, New York NAMM’s Top 100 Dealers Soon To Be Celebrated In Nashville Blizzard Lighting’s Solar Cell LED Fixture Features Blinder Effects VocoPro Delivers Digital SD/USB Recorder With Mic/Line Mixer St. Louis Music Celebrates Record First-Quarter Sales Figures Citing Tannoy Redundancies, MUSIC Proposes Plant Closure Vnewsletter Sign-up Got […]

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Celebrating ‘The Good Stuff’ Going On In The MI Industry

Celebrating ‘The Good Stuff’ Going On In The MI Industry

| May 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Given how easy it is for all of us—retailers, manufacturers, reps and journalists alike—to focus solely on the next quarter, the next meeting or the next issue, it’s important to remind ourselves now and then that there are causes larger than ourselves and our businesses. Whether it’s a research hospital that treats deadly diseases, an […]

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Guitar Center Opens Selden NY Store

Guitar Center Opens Selden NY Store

| May 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Guitar Center recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest retail location, covering 11,000 square feet in Selden NY, the company’s 272nd brick-and-mortar location. The grand opening took place April 21, at 201 Independence Plaza, Selden NY 11784. The Selden location features modern showrooms equipped with the latest products for musicians—from guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments […]

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Kate Brady Wins Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter 5

Kate Brady Wins Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter 5

| April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Guitar Center has announced Kate Brady, a Boulder CO native, as the winner of the fifth-annual Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter artist discovery program. As the winner, Brady will receive a career-boosting package that includes the opportunity to record a four-song EP with Grammy-winning producer Ariel Rechtshaid, mentorship from fok singer-songwriter City and Colour, a performance on […]

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Music Programs Help to Turn Around Low-Achieving Schools

Music Programs Help to Turn Around Low-Achieving Schools

| April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

NAMM Foundation Boosts Music Education In High-Risk Schools Bach To Rock To Open New Music Schools, Continuing Expansion Perri’s Premium Seatbelt Guitar Straps Offer Comfort And Security Radial Engineering’s MR5 MIDI Signal Translator Is Now Shipping QSC Extends Financing Program For Rental And Production Clients Kate Brady Named Winner Of GC’s 5th Annual Singer-Songwriter Program […]

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