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February 2016

 

 



FEB. 8 I NAMM I EVENT I BY KATIE KAILUS

Greatest Show on Earth
With a record number of attendees, a plethora of product launches and the winter debut of TEC Tracks, The NAMM Show 2016 was one for the ages. {more}

FEB. 8 I BARI I PURCHASE
Bari Woodwinds Purchased
On Jan. 8, Ron Van Ostenbridge and Gary Spears purchased Bari Woodwind Supplies, LLC and are now the sole owners/operators of Bari Woodwinds, Inc. {more}

FEB. 8 I KELLEY DISTRIBUTION I COMPANY
Kelley Percussion Adds Lines
Kelley Percussion recently added acoustic guitars and amplifiers to its lineup of distributed products. To reflect this expansion, Kelley Percussion has been rebranded as Kelley Distribution. {more}

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}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 





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