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February 2016

 

 



FEB. 4 I MUNCIE MUSIC CENTER I PERSONNEL

Muncie Music Center Employee Retires After 72 Years of Service
Muncie Music Center recently honored Joan White who retired from the store in January after working there for 72 years. {more}

JAN. 27 I NAMM I BEST IN SHOW
‘Best In Show’ Highlights Top Gear at NAMM
Best In Show, the popular Sunday-morning breakfast panel discussion at NAMM U, highlighted some of the best gear seen at The NAMM Show 2016. {more}


JAN. 26 I SHURE I OBITUARY
Shure Chairman Passes Away
Rose L. Shure, Shure Incorporated’s chairman, has passed away. {more}

JAN. 19 I NAMM I EVENT I BY KATIE KAILUS
Tech-Savvy Meet Up
As the MI industry descends upon Anaheim, California, for The 2016 NAMM Show, attendees will notice an extra emphasis on the pro-audio and recording market. Debuted at last year’s Summer NAMM, TEC Tracks will make its Winter NAMM debut at this week’s show.
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JAN. 19 I NAMM I SCHEDULE
Schedule of Events
From NAMM U sessions to awards ceremonies to live music, The NAMM Show has something for everyone. Check out the complete schedule to start planning your visit. {more}

JAN. 19 I WIMN I EVENT
She Rocks Honors Women in the Music Industry
The Women’s International Music Network (WiMN) will honor women in the music industry during its annual She Rocks Awards, this Friday, Jan. 22. This year’s recipients include Chaka Khan, Jennifer Batten, NAMM’s Mary Luehrsen and more. {more}

JAN. 19 I TEC I EVENT
Don Was to Receive Les Paul Award at TEC Awards
Record producer and music industry executive Don Was will receive the 2016 Les Paul Award at the 31st annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) awards ceremony, on Jan. 23. Comedian Sinbad will host the event which honors individuals and companies across 30 categories for outstanding achievement in professional audio technology and production. {more}

JAN. 13 I ALFRED MUSIC I OBIT
Morton Manus Passes Away
Morton Manus, president of Alfred Music, passed away on Jan. 9 after a brief battle with cancer. {more}

JAN. 11 I HOSHINO I DISTRIBUTION
Alhambra Inks Deal With Hoshino USA
Hoshino USA and Spanish guitar builder Alhambra have reached an agreement making Hoshino USA the exclusive distributor of Alhambra classical and flamenco guitars in the United States. {more}

JAN. 11 I REVERB I COMPANY
Reverb Raises $25 Million in Funding
Reverb.com has announced the completion of a $25 million Series B funding round led by global growth equity investor Summit Partners. The new investment will support the company’s international expansion strategy, key branding initiatives and continued technical innovation. {more}

JAN. 11 I SWEETWATER I FINANCE
Sweetwater Announces Record Year in 2015
Sweetwater has recorded another record year in total sales and job creation, plus additional expansion of its campus in Fort Wayne, Indiana. {more}

JAN. 11 I GUITARS IN THE CLASSROOM I CHARITY
GITC Receives $10,000 From Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation
Guitars in the Classroom (GITC), a non-profit dedicated to improving the quality of education for all students by expanding the role of music in learning, has received $10,000 and 11 FeLiX limited edition Little Martin Guitars from The Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation. {more}

DEC. 15 I KMC I COMPANY
KMC to Introduce Three New Lines
KMC has announced that it will debut three new lines next month as part of the KMC Music family of brands at NAMM 2016 — Aclam pedal boards, Aalberg Audio effect pedals, and Manuel Rodriguez Spanish guitars. {more}

DEC. 15 I SWEETWATER I ACQUISITION
Sweetwater Purchases Mynett Music
Chuck Surack has purchased Mynett Music Company, which will become a part of the Sweetwater family of companies. Mynett Music will retain its name and location at 3710 Hobson Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana. {more}

DEC. 15 I SKIP’S MUSIC I CLOSING
Skip’s Music Closes Modesto Location
Skip’s Music has closed its Modesto, California, store, which has been open since 1989. Manager Mario Ortega said that the close came about because of the slow economic recovery, and because of a shift to online sales. {more}

DEC. 14 I PASIC I SHOWS I BY FRANK ALYKER
Seeking New Markets
One thing was clear at the 2015 PASIC Show in San Antonio, Texas, this year — change is in the air for the drum and percussion market. In a sector of the musical products industry that observers believe has shrunk by a third or more in the past decade, exhibitors attended this consumer-driven show, held Nov. 11–14, 2015, with an eye toward capturing new drummers, expanding revenue streams and creating new categories for percussion. {more}

DEC. 11 I NAMM I ESEA ACT
Congress Includes Music in Reauthorization of ESEA Act
Congress included both music and the arts as part of a well-rounded education in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The Senate passed the bill on Dec. 9 with a vote of 85 to 12, and it now heads to the President’s desk. {more}

DEC. 9 I SCHECTER I DISTRIBUTION
Schecter to Distribute Wylde Audio
Schecter Guitar Research and Wylde Audio have signed a worldwide distribution deal. Schecter will distribute Wylde Guitars, the brainchild of legendary guitarist Zakk Wylde, via its distributor network covering more than 70 countries, which also includes handling fulfillment of the guitars in the United States. {more}

DEC. 1 I NAMM I ADVOCACY
NAMM Encourages Members to Contact State Reps Today
As the House of Representatives prepares to vote on the ESEA bill (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) tomorrow, Dec. 2, NAMM is encouraging members to reach out to their local representatives in support of music education before tomorrow afternoon. For more information, click
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