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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}

MAY 8 I EASTMAN GUITARS, D'ADDARIO I PARTNERSHIP
Eastman, D'Addario Enter Partnership
D'Addario has announced a partnership with Eastman Music Company that will see the instrument manufacturer exclusively use D'Addario's strings on its entire range of fretted instruments, including electric guitars, acoustic guitars and mandolins. {more}

APRIL 24 | VIC'S DRUM SHOP, ROLAND I EVENT
Vic's Drum Shop Hosts Slipknot Drummer
Vic's Drum Shop hosted Slipknot's drummer Jay Weinberg on April 18 for a free, in-depth workshop featuring Roland's latest V-Drums kit, the TD-50V. {more}

APRIL 19 I BUDDY ROGER'S MUSIC I RETIREMENT
Dave Miller Retires from Buddy Roger's Music
Buddy Roger's Music has announced that Dave Miller, its co-owner, has retired following a 53-year career in retail music. {more}

APRIL 10 I FISHMAN I COMPANY
Fishman Launches New Online Product Sales Training
Fishman has launched Up To Speed, a new product sales training program for authorized Fishman dealers. {more}

APRIL 5 I ZOOM I COMPANY
Zoom Gains Tokyo Stock Exchange Listing
Zoom has announced its listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. {more}

APRIL 3 I YAMAHA I RETIREMENT
Rick Young Retires from Yamaha
Yamaha has announced that effective June 30, Rick Young will retire from the company following a 30-year career. {more}

APRIL 3 I ROLAND I OBITUARY
Founder of Roland Dies at 87
Ikutaro Kakehashi, the founder of Roland Corporation, passed away on April 1. He was 87 years old. {more}

MARCH 24 I MIDDLE C MUSIC I ANNIVERSARY
DC Council Passes 'Middle C Music Day' Resolution
Middle C Music celebrated 15 years of serving the Washington region with the D.C. Council passing a resolution that marked March 25 2017 as 'Middle C Music Day' in the District of Columbia. {more}

MARCH 21 I WORLDS OF MUSIC CHICAGO | MEDIA
President Trump Supporters 'Bullied' Out of Business?
Suzzanne Monk and Alexander Duvel, owners of Worlds of Music Chicago, were featured on "Fox & Friends Weekend" on March 19 after saying that they are being forced out of business due to the backlash and bullying they've received for being supporters of President Donald Trump. {more}

MARCH 13 I GIBSON, JHS I LEGAL
Gibson Confirms Exclusive Rights
Gibson Brands has announced that the company has successfully confirmed the exclusive rights to its trademarked body and headstock designs of the iconic ES, SG, Flying V and Explorer guitar models as the result of a legal dispute and settlement with John Hornby Skewes. {more}

MARCH 6 I STUDIO INSTRUMENT RENTALS I AWARD
SIR Receives NAMM Award for 50 Years of Service

Studio Instrument Rentals was honored with the NAMM Milestone Award for 50 years of service in the music products industry. {more}

MARCH 6 I GUITAR CENTER I COMPANY
GC Launches Free Mobile App
Guitar Center has debuted its free mobile app which allows musicians to browse gear and gear reviews, build wish lists, and more. {more}


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