Tag: Guitar Center

Guitar Center Welcomes New Executives To Leadership Team

Guitar Center Welcomes New Executives To Leadership Team

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Music & Sound Retailer has learned that Guitar Center has made changes to its executive leadership team as the organization moves into the third quarter of its fiscal year. With the launch of a new five-year growth strategy announced in early April, the organization has already begun a host of new organizational changes internally […]

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MI Spy Blows Through ‘The Windy City’

MI Spy Blows Through ‘The Windy City’

| May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

I felt exhilarated when I found out about my latest spy mission. I was to go—undercover, of course—to four musical instrument stores in search of a mid-level acoustic-electric guitar. Because I do not play guitar, I needed to come up with a cover story. I decided to go with the story that my 20-year-old niece […]

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GC, Behringer Sever All Ties

GC, Behringer Sever All Ties

| May 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

On May 16, Guitar Center gave notice to Behringer that it would no longer be carrying any of the company’s products in-store and terminating its relationship with Behringer for the foreseeable future. The decision was made by Guitar Center executive leadership based on what they describe as, “Behringer’s revision to unreasonable business terms late last […]

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Vnewsletter – May 21, 2014

Vnewsletter – May 21, 2014

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Larry Thomas is Gone from Fender Hosted by Jill Nicolini Larry Thomas Announces Upcoming Retirement TMP Pro to Distribute Mackie in the U.S. QSC’s Ray van Straten Earns a Promotion KMC Music Hosts Hands-On Presentation Guitar Center Improves its Financial Position inMusic Adds D&M Holdings Brands to Portfolio… and much more! May 21, 2014 | Episode […]

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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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GC Announces Improved Capital Structure

GC Announces Improved Capital Structure

| April 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

Guitar Center has announced the successful completion of financial transactions that greatly improve the company’s financial position. As a result of these transactions, Guitar Center’s total debt has been reduced by approximately $500 million and annual cash interest expense has been reduced by more than $70 million. The improved financial position of the company will […]

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Probing The Pacific Northwest

Probing The Pacific Northwest

| January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

I got a call from The Chief at a reasonable hour, but he sounded frantic. “This mission is of the utmost importance,” he stressed, demanding that I journey immediately to Ashland OR in order to investigate the bounty of classical guitars contained within that vicinity. “It may be out of your way,” he said, “but […]

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Vnewsletter – November 20, 2013

Vnewsletter – November 20, 2013

| November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Lesser Publicized Products Grab the Spotlight Hosted by Jill Nicolini Harman Makes Important Acquisition PMC Executive Committee Adds Montgomery-Clark Peavey’s Super-Cool Guitar Giveaway ADJ, American Lighting Reach Settlement The Retailer Salutes Lesser-Publicized Products Guitar Center’s Brooklyn Store Hosts Mega-Party … and much more! November 20, 2013 | Episode No. 167 | Run time: 00.10:21 Vnewsletter Sign-up […]

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Covert Affairs On Long Island

Covert Affairs On Long Island

| November 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

I was taking a well-deserved vacation at a resort in Jamaica, following the overwhelming success of my last mission—fugitive apprehended and brought back to the U.S. for prosecution—when I received a text message on my handheld instructing me to contact headquarters right away. Apparently, The Chief had a new assignment for me. This time, it […]

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GC’s Gene Joly Named President Of Musician’s Friend

GC’s Gene Joly Named President Of Musician’s Friend

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Guitar Center has named longtime GC executive Gene Joly as the new President of its Musician’s Friend (MF) division. MF is the largest direct-response retailer of musical instruments and professional audio equipment in the U.S. The announcement was made by Mike Pratt, Guitar Center’s CEO, and, according to the company, underscores GC’s long-term strategic multi-channel […]

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