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April 2020
 
APRIL 7 | NAMM | CORONAVIRUS
2020 Summer NAMM Show Canceled Due to COVID-19
NAMM has canceled the 2020 Summer NAMM Show, originally scheduled for July 9-11 in Nashville, Tennessee, due to concerns over the coronavirus.
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APRIL 8 I D'ADDARIO I CORONAVIRUS
D'Addario to Produce Face Shields From Drumheads
D'Addario announced its plan today to fabricate protective face shields using the clear film from its Evans G2 drumheads.
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APRIL 8 | KEY LEAVES | CORONAVIRUS
Key Leaves Rolls Out Music Store Stimulus Program
Saxophone and woodwind care products company Key Leaves has announced its Music Store Stimulus program aimed at helping its associated brick-and-mortar store.
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APRIL 7 I THALIA CAPOS I PANDEMIC STORIES
Thalia Capos Importing Masks, Manufacturing Boxes to Fight Coronavirus
Chris Bradley, CEO of Thalia Capos, located in Pleasant Hill, California, felt that he had to take action to help in the U.S. effort to fight coronavirus.
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APRIL 7 I JODYJAZZ I PANDEMIC STORIES
JodyJazz Offers COVID-19 Sales Program to Help Dealers
In an effort to help its retail partners unable to function normally due to the Covid-19 pandemic, JodyJazz has launched the Dealer Covid-19 Direct Sales Advocacy Program.
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APRIL 6 I D'ADDARIO I PANDEMIC STORIES
D'Addario Battles COVID-19 Fallout
The Long Island-based manufacturer deals with shuttered factories and furloughs during the pandemic and seeks to help by supplying medical masks to New York.
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APRIL 6 I GATOR I CORONAVIRUS
Gator Steps Up to Aid in Mask Shortage
To aid in the fight against the coronavirus, Gator Co. is drawing on its sewn goods design and manufacturing abilities to produce a line of fabric masks that include a pocket for replaceable filters and music-themed designs.
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APRIL 2 I NASMD I CORONAVIRUS
NASMD Business Meeting Goes Virtual

The National Association of School Music Dealers may have canceled its annual convention due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the organization still held its annual business meeting on March 26 via video conference.
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APRIL 1 | NAMM | CORONAVIRUS
Music & Arts Selling D'Addario VENN Advanced Synthetic Reeds

D'Addario Woodwinds has announced that its Venn Advanced Synthetic Reeds are available exclusively through Music & Arts online from now until April 30 and in select locations starting April 2020.
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APRIL 1 | NAMM | CORONAVIRUS
Government Passes Stimulus Package, NAMM Provides Resources

On Friday, March 27, President Trump signed a historic $2 trillion stimulus bill to provide funds to individuals, corporations and small businesses to combat the economic impact of Covid-19.
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APRIL 1 I GUITAR CENTER I CORONAVIRUS
Guitar Center Furloughs 9,000

Guitar Center has announced that it will furlough 9,000 employees in response to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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MARCH 27 I GUITAR CENTER I CORONAVIRUS
NAMM Hosts Webinar Aimed At Small Businesses During COVID-19.

The NAMM Foundation hosted the most recent in its new series of free webinars on Tuesday, March 31.
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MARCH 23 | GIBSON | CLOSURE
Gibson Temporarily Ceases US Operations

Gibson has announced the temporary closing of its U.S. operations, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, on March 22, due to concern over the coronavirus.
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MARCH 19 | HERITAGE GUITARS, GIBSON | LEGAL
Heritage Takes Legal Action Against Gibson

Heritage Guitars has officially taken legal action against Gibson Brands over alleged trademark infringement since Gibson changed ownership in 2018.
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