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MAY 18 I VIC’S DRUM SHOP I PERSONNEL
Salazar Leaves Vic’s Drum Shop
Victor Salazar, founder of Vic’s Drum Shop in Chicago, is no longer affiliated with the drum store. {more}

MAY 13 I NAfME I APPOINTMENT
NAfME Announces New CEO Amid Controversy
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has appointed Michael Blakeslee is new executive director and Chief Executive Officer. Blakeslee has worked over 30 years at NAfME, serving as editor of NAfME’s award-winning Music Educators Journal and Teaching Music magazine. The appointment comes days after former Executive Director and CEO Michael Butera was dismissed for racially charged he made during a National Endowment for the Arts meeting. {more}

MAY 9 I REMO I TRIBUTE
Remembering Remo Belli
Remo Belli, founder of Remo, Inc., passed away on April 25. He was 88. Since word of his passing spread, the MI industry has responded with its reflections on the industry legend. {more}

MAY 9 I BEST IN MUSIC I THEFT
Best In Music Recovers Stolen $12K Guitar
Best In Music has recovered its 75th Anniversary John Lennon Martin D28, which was stolen from the store on April 28. The guitar was No. 35 out of 75 made and has a list price of $12,000. {more}

MAY 9 I UNCLE JON’S MUSIC I AWARD
Uncle Jon's Music Receives Business of the Year Award
Westmont, Illinois-based Uncle Jon's Music received the 2016 Dick Busse Business of the Year Award at the Westmont Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau annual awards dinner on April 25. The award recognizes a chamber business that has excelled in community service, business promotion and civic responsibility.{more}

MAY 9 I GUITAR CENTER I OPERATIONS
Guitar Center Closes Location, Opens Another
Guitar Center closed its Terre Haute, Indiana, location after 10 years of business on March 22, and on April 21, opened its 272nd location in Selden, New York. {more}

APRIL 26 I REMO I OBITUARY
Remo Belli Passes Away
Remo Belli, founder of Remo, Inc., passed away on April 25. He was 88. {more}

APRIL 20 I ALFRED I COMPANY
Alfred Music Joins Peaksware
Alfred Music announced April 20 that it is joining the Peaksware Holdings, LLC portfolio of companies, which includes MakeMusic, bringing together two leaders in educational music publishing and music technology. {more}

APRIL 12 I MUSIKMESSE, PROLIGHT + SOUND I EVENT
Musikmesse Sees High Attendance for New Format
Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound was held April 7–10 in Frankfurt, Germany, and saw nearly 110,000 visitors — up from 108,409 in 2015 — from around 130 countries. Held at the Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre, 2,043 exhibitors from 60 countries made presentations at the restructured shows, which included a hall exclusively reserved for trade professionals, a Business Academy where trade visitors and manufacturers took part in professional development programs, themed music halls that were open to consumers all four days, and more. {more}

April 11 I GUITAR CENTER, WYLDE AUDIO I PARTNERSHIP
GC Partners With Zakk Wylde
Guitar Center has partnered with guitarist Zakk Wylde, encompassing a private master class program for unsigned artists, as well as a new line of Zakk Wylde guitars under the brand name Wylde Audio, which will be sold at select Guitar Center locations and online. {more}

APRIL 11 I SLM, TOMASI FLUTES I DISTRIBUTION
SLM Distributes Tomasi Flutes
St. Louis Music is now distributing Tomasi Flutes in the U.S. and Canada. Based in Vienna, Austria, Tomasi is known for its boutique instruments. {more}

APRIL 11 I SWEETWATER I LEGAL
Sweetwater Files Suit Against Hello Music
Sweetwater Sound Inc. has filed suit in the U.S. Federal District Court against Hello Music for allegedly copying verbatim a large number of images and copy blocks from Sweetwater's online pages. {more}

April 11 I RPMDA I EVENT
Don't Forget to Register for RPMDA
The Retail Print Music Dealer's Association's 40th annual convention will be held April 27-30 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis. Register now at printmusic.org. {more}

APRIL 5 I BUFFET CRAMPON, POWELL FLUTES I ACQUISITION
Verne Q. Powell Flutes Joins Buffet Crampon
On April 4, Buffet Crampon announced its acquisition of Verne Q. Powell Flutes. With the Powell brand in tow, Buffet Crampon now offers a complete range of wind instruments. {more}

MARCH 31 I ELIXIR STRINGS, SLM I DISTRIBUTION
Elixir Strings Adds SLM as Distributor
Elixir Strings recently added St. Louis Music to its network of U.S. distributors. Working in partnership across the United States, the new collaboration will offer more purchasing choices to retailers. {more}

MARCH 29 I UNIVERSAL PERCUSSION, GUITAR CENTER I LEGAL
Universal Percussion Files Lawsuit Against GC
Universal Percussion, Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Guitar Center accusing the company of engaging in bait-and-switch selling tactics that caused Universal Percussion to lose out on sales of its WUHAN-branded cymbals and gongs in Guitar Center stores. {more}

MARCH 23 I ERNIE BALL I TV SERIES
Ernie Ball Launches TV Series
Ernie Ball has launched a new documentary series, “Ernie Ball: The Pursuit of Tone” on AT&T’s AUDIENCE Network, which kicks off March 25 with blues legend Buddy Guy. The series will focus on the sonic journeys of some of today’s most interesting and compelling guitarists, including Mike Ness of Social Distortion and Billy Duffy of The Cult. {more}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 




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