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JULY 24 I NAMM I AWARD
Spirits High
at NAMM
Summer Session

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article reported that attendance was down 2 percent for NAMM Summer Session. That was incorrect. NAMM reported that attendance was up 2 percent, not down. Music Inc. regrets the error.

Summer NAMM once again brought the heat to Music City with three days jampacked with the latest gear, inspiring educational sessions and an opportunity to meet and connect with dealers old and new. Held July 13-15 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee, Summer NAMM celebrated both industry vets and rookies who are motivated to keep up with the ever-evolving MI marketplace. {more}

JULY 24 I NAMM I AWARD
A&G Central Music Named Dealer
of the Year

A&G Central Music of Madison Heights, Michigan, earned Dealer of the Year honors during Summer NAMM's annual Top 100 Dealer Awards held July 14 at the Music City Center. {more}

JULY 24 I QUINLAN AND FABISH, BANDSOURCE I PARTNERSHIP
Quinlan & Fabish, BandSource Join Forces
Quinlan and Fabish Music Company has announced that it will be joining forces with BandSource. {more}

JULY 19 I NAMM I BOARD
NAMM Elects First Female Chair, New Committee Members
The NAMM Board of Directors unanimously voted in the next slate of officers at Summer NAMM in Nashville, Tennessee. {more}

JULY 19 I COLLINGS GUITAR I OBITUARY
Founder of Collings Guitar Dies at 68
Bill Collings, a respected luthier and the founder of Collings Guitars, passed away on July 14. He was 68 years old. {more}

JULY 18 I BEST IN SHOW I EVENT
'Best In Show' Highlights Great
New Gear

Best In Show, the popular NAMM University breakfast panel discussion, named 18 new products and four companies that exemplify excellence at Summer NAMM. {more}

JULY 17 I GUITAR CENTER I DEBT 
GC Seeks Debt Restructuring?
Reuters, the international news agency, has reported that Guitar Center is seeking solutions to restructure its $1.3 billion debt burden. {more}

SUMMER NAMM 2017 I BY KASIA FEJKLOWICZ
Magic in Music City
Grab your sunscreen and cowboy boots and get ready for Nashville — Summer NAMM is here! Check out the latest and greatest, from noteworthy gear to sweet demos and informative idea sessions to rock-star performances, compiled by Music Inc.'s Kasia Fejklowicz. {more}

Schedule of Events
With over 50 educational sessions, 20 concerts and dozens of special events (not to mention the 3rd annual Beer & Gear Hang) to attend at Summer NAMM, there's bound to be crossover. Plan ahead — and wisely! — with the complete schedule. {more}

JULY 10 I THE NATIONAL MUSIC COUNCIL I AWARD
American Eagle Awards to Honor Music Legends
Grammy-winning songstress Crystal Gayle, singer-songwriter and poet Patti Smith, and comic, actor, writer, musician and creators' rights activist Harry Shearer will be honored at the organization's 34th Annual American Eagle Awards on Thursday, July 13. {more}

JULY 10 I NAMM FOUNDATION I EVENT
Top 100 Dealer Awards to Highlight Industry's Best
CMT star Cody Alan will return to the mic to host the Top 100 Dealer Awards at 6 p.m., Friday, July 14. {more}

JULY 10 I NAMM FOUNDATION I EVENT
Charley Pride to Perform at Music Industry Day
This year's show will welcome a variety of legendary performers, including a special performance from country music pioneer and
multi-Grammy award winner, Charley Pride.
{more}

JULY 10 I SWEETWATER I EVENT
Sweetwater's GearFest Draws Record Crowds
Sweetwater Sound has announced that GearFest 2017 was the company's biggest success yet, breaking every record established by previous GearFest events. {more}

JUNE 27 I GUITAR CENTER I OBITUARY
Clyde Miller Dies
in Hiking Accident

Clyde Miller, a member of Guitar Center's Private Brands team and longtime MI industry veteran, was found dead on a hiking trail outside of Los Angeles on Friday, June 23, according to ABC7.com. The cause of death has not yet been determined. {more}

JUNE 12 I ST. LOUIS MUSIC, WARWICK I PARTNERSHIP
SLM to Distribute Warwick in North America
St. Louis Music will be distributing Warwick Music Group's complete range of instruments in North America. {more}

JUNE 12 I FENDER I ACQUISITION
Fender Acquires Sonic Ladder
Fender has announced the acquisition of Sonic Ladder, a software development firm based in Dublin. {more}

JUNE 12 I CHAUVET DJ, SOUNDSWITCH I DISTRIBUTION
Chauvet DJ Distributes SoundSwitch
Chauvet has entered into an agreement with New Zealand-based Onesixone to have Chauvet distribute the SoundSwitch hardware/software package in North America as well as throughout the world. {more}

JUNE 12 | THE DJ HOOKUP, PRO DJ SOUND I ACQUISITION
The DJ Hookup Acquires Pro DJ Sound
Mundelein, Illinois-based The DJ Hookup has announced its acquisition of Pro DJ Sound, a Chicago-based DJ and audio retailer. {more}

JUNE 2 I NAMM I EVENT
NAMM Members Lobby Capitol Hill for Music Education
Nearly 100 music industry leaders gathered May 22-24 in Washington, D.C., to advocate for music education during NAMM’s annual Advocacy Fly-in. {more}

MAY 9 I RPMDA I AWARD
Industry Members Honored at RPMDA
Alfred Music's Ron Manus, NAMM's Eric Ebel and Barenreiter Music's Petra Woodfull-Harris were honored at the Retail Print Music Dealer's Association's 41st annual convention held April 25-29 in Atlanta. {more}

MAY 8 I UNIVERSAL PERCUSSION I LEGAL
Universal Percussion Resolves Dispute
Universal Percussion has announced that the dispute with Dunnett Classic Drums' Ronn Dunnett regarding Spizz cymbals has been resolved. {more}

MAY 8 I SABIAN I EVENT
Sabian Hits the Road with Meet the Masters Tour
This summer, Sabian is heading off on a cross-continent Meet the Masters tour, bringing on-site cymbal making to 22 locations throughout North America. {more}

MAY 8 I MONO I LAUNCH
Mono Announces Direct Dealer Program Initiative
Mono has announced its plan to distribute its full line of cases and accessories directly to music dealers across the U.S. {more}

 

 

 

 


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