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SEPT. 22 I GUITAR CENTER I PERSONNEL
Truesdale Named GC Board Chair
Guitar Center has added retail veteran Tony Truesdale as chairman of the board of directors. The current chairman, Norman Axelrod, will remain as member of the board. {more}


SEPT. 12 I BANDLAB, MONO I ACQUISITION

BandLab Acquires Mono
Singapore-based social music-making platform BandLab has acquired Mono, the San Francisco-based musical instruments accessories brand.
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SEPT. 12 I SWEETWATER I PERSONNEL
Sweetwater Hires Roland Executive
Sweetwater has hired longtime Roland representative Bob Bailey who will serve as the executive director of Sweetwater's Academy of Music and fill the newly created position of executive director of GearFest. {more}

SEPT. 12 I PERCUSSION MARKETING COUNCIL I GRANT
PMC Receives NAMM Foundation Grant
The Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) has received another grant from the NAMM Foundation to expand its market development programs, campaigns and events that bring percussion education to all population demographics and in-school audiences. {more}

SEPT. 12 I ST. LOUIS MUSIC, LATIN PERCUSSION I PARTNERSHIP
SLM Expands Partnership With Latin Percussion
St. Louis Music (SLM) has announced that it?s expanding its selection of products by the percussion brand Latin Percussion. Along with a wider spectrum of products, SLM plans to offer Latin Percussion instruments at improved pricing. {more}

SEPT. 12 I HAL LEONARD, ZT AMPS I DISTRIBUTION
Hal Leonard Teams With ZT Amps
ZT Amplifiers will now be distributed in the United States and Canada by Hal Leonard. {more}


AUG. 15 I REVERB I APPOINTMENT

Reverb Focuses On International Growth
To drive the company's growth abroad, Reverb has hired Iain Butterwick, Manuel Leray and Nick Smethurst as territory managers for the U.K., France and Australia. {more}

AUG. 15 I FAITH GUITARS, CONNOLLY MUSIC I DISTRIBUTION
Faith Guitars Announces New Affiliate Partners
Faith Guitars has announced a host of new affiliate sales partners, in addition to its current Connolly Music representatives in the United States. {more}

AUG. 15 I LANE & EDWARDS I MOVE
Lane & Edwards Violins Moves
Lane & Edwards Violins, formerly known as Mark Edwards Violins has moved its storefront from 9706 Fairground Road, Fern Creek, Kentucky — the company's base of operations for the past 25 years — to 315 Wallace Ave., Louisville, Kentucky. {more}

AUG. 9 I GUITAR CENTER I PERSONNEL
Guitar Center to Promote Japinga to CEO
Guitar Center announced today that Darrell Webb will retire from his positions with the company, effective upon the naming of his successor as CEO. Guitar Center expects to finalize the promotion of Ron Japinga as Webb’s successor in the coming days. {more}

AUG. 8 I ROLAND, V-MODA I ACQUISITION
Roland Joins Forces With V-Moda
Roland has acquired a majority stake in V-Moda, maker of high-fidelity headphones and audio devices. According to the deal terms, Roland acquired 70 percent of V-Moda, becoming the majority stakeholder in the company, with V-Moda Founder and CEO Val Kolton retaining 30 percent ownership. {more}

AUGUST 2 I WHITE HOUSE OF MUSIC I ACQUISITION
White House of Music Acquires Hartland Music’s Retail Operations
White House of Music in Waukesha, Wisconsin, announced on Aug. 2 that it has acquired the retail, rental, and repair operations of Hartland Music in Hartland, Wisconsin. White House of Music said in a statement that the acquisition will provide a more focused customer service experience to musicians, educators and music students in the Hartland area. {more}

AUGUST 2 I YAMAHA I COMPANY
Yamaha Holds Piano Pros Sessions
Yamaha Corp. of America is in the process of conducting its Piano Pros, a series of solutions-oriented sales and product training sessions at the company’s Buena Park, California, headquarters. {more}

JULY 25 I HARMAN, KMC I DISTRIBUTION
Harman Professional Solutions Teams With KMC
Harman Professional Solutions has appointed KMC Music as its United States MI channel distributor for AKG Acoustics, Crown, dbx, JBL Professional and Soundcraft. The appointment is effective immediately, according to Roger Hart, KMC vice president of merchandising, who added that the KMC warehouse is stocked and ready to ship all of the Harman Professional Solutions brands. {more}

JULY 11 I INMUSIC I PURCHASE
inMusic to Acquire Rane
Rane co-founders Linda Arink and Dennis Bohn have agreed to sell the company to inMusic. The transaction is scheduled to be completed this summer. After the sale, Arink and Bohn plan to retire. {more}

JULY 11 I SWEETWATER, PEAVEY I EVENT
Peavey Brings Trade Show Booth to Sweetwater
In June, Hartley Peavey and Peavey Electronics brought a private trade show to Sweetwater’s headquarters in Fort Wayne, Indiana. A tractor trailer loaded with Peavey's latest equipment was sent to Sweetwater for a full day of gear demonstrations and training sessions for Sweetwater's staff of sales engineers. {more}

JULY 11 I ST. LOUIS MUSIC I COMPANY
St. Louis Music Introduces StagePRO Brand
St. Louis Music has introduced the StagePRO line of stands, cables and other combo accessories to its family of brands. Previously known as StagePRO by Hamilton, SLM Marketplace has worked to position StagePRO as a standalone name, synonymous with excellent quality at a factory-direct value. SLM acquired Hamilton stands and StagePRO in November 2015. {more}

JULY 11 I VANDOREN I LAUNCH
Vandoren Launches S+ at NYC Event
Vandoren launched the S+ alto saxophone mouthpiece at the company’s NYC Studio on June 6. Released in July, Vandoren executives said the S+ adds power, projection and color to the company’s V16 small-chamber, alto saxophone mouthpiece and alleviated intonation issues with certain saxes. {more}

JULY 11 I RICK’S MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS I EVENTS
Rick’s Hosts Saxophone Day
Rick’s Musical Instruments hosted Saxophone Day at its anchor store in Cumberland, Rhode Island, on May 14. The event featured master classes by Jim Odgren, Professor at Berklee College of Music; Jody Espina, founder of JodyJazz; and baritone saxophone legend Gary Smulyan, who appeared courtesy of Vandoren. {more}


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 




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