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June 2020
 
JUNE 5 I NAMM I OBITUARY
Don Holcombe Dies at Age 91

Don Holcombe, a retailer and longtime supporter of NAMM, died on May 31.
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JUNE 5 | HIT LIKE A GIRL | ANNOUNCEMENT
Hit Like a Girl Announces Drum Summit Program

Hit Like a Girl, a percussion contest that promotes female drummers, has announced a new program, Drum Summit.
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JUNE 3 I RPMDA I CORONAVIRUS
RPMDA Holds Virtual Annual Meeting
The Retail Print Music Dealers Association could not hold its annual convention last April due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the organization did conduct its annual meeting via teleconference on May 22.
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JUNE 1 I PERCUSSION MARKETING COUNCIL I WEBINAR
PMC Celebrates International Drum Month with Webinar

In celebration of International Drum Month, the Percussion Marketing Council hosted a webinar on May 21.
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Hal Leonard Finds Bright Spots In Dark Times
Hal Leonard has been hit hard by the personal and business disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic — but is seeing a rebound.
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MAY 28 | FENDER, KLARA | FINANCIAL
Klarna, Fender Join Forces For Flexible Payment System
Klarna, a global payments and shopping service, today announced that it has partnered with Fender in the U.S. Fender customers in the U.S. can now take advantage of Klarna's flexible payment option to pay in four equal, interest-free installments or get low interest financing for up to 36 months.
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MAY 27 I IK I CORONAVIRUS
IK Offers Wearable Social Distance Monitor
IK Multimedia has introduced Safe Spacer, a lightweight, wearable device that helps workers and visitors maintain social distancing.
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MAY 22 | INMUSIC I ACQUISITION
inMusic Acquires Stanton from Gibson Brands, Inc
inMusic, a supplier of music production hardware, software and consumer electronics, announced the acquisition of Stanton from U.S.-based music company Gibson Brands on May 21.
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MAY 21 I 64 AUDIO I APPOINTMENTS
64 Audio Names Jazmin Moreno Chief Marketing Officer
In-ear monitor manufacturer 64 Audio has announced the appointment of Jazmin Moreno as chief marketing officer.
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MAY 21 I QSC I PARTNERSHIP
QSC and Mainline Marketing Announce Sales Partnership
QSC Systems has announced that Mainline Marketing, an independent manufacturer representative firm, will represent the QSC and Live Sound business in Florida and Puerto Rico, effective May 25.
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MAY 19 | MUSIC TRADES | CLOSURE
Music Trades Halts Print Publication; Transitions to Data, Market Research
Music Trades, the 130-year old trade magazine serving the musical products industry, has halted publication of its monthly magazine.
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MAY 14 | GUITAR CENTER | FINANCIAL
Guitar Center Makes Payments, Avoiding Default
Guitar Center, the largest U.S. retailer of musical instruments and equipment, has made bond payments it skipped last month, thus avoiding the threat of a default.
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MAY 14 I TAYLOR I ENVIRONMENTAL
Taylor Guitars Launches Urban Wood Initiative
Taylor Guitars has announced the launch of an urban wood guitar initiative.
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MAY 14 | MOOG | GEAR
Moog Commercially Releases Subharmonicon
Moog Music's semi-modular analog polyrhythmic synthesizer, Subharmonicon, is now available worldwide.
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MAY 13 I BARI WOODWINDS I CORONAVIRUS
Bari Woodwinds Back in Production
Bari Woodwinds, a Palmetto, Florida-based manufacturer of mouthpieces and synthetic reeds, has announced that it has opened production back up as of May 11.
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MAY 12 | ROLAND | GEAR
Roland Releases ZENOLOGY Software Synth
Roland launched its Zenology Software Synthesizer, an expandable plug-in version for macOS and Windows of the Roland Zen-Core Synthesis System, on May 12.
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MAY 8 I SHURE I CORONAVIRUS
Shure Donates Earphones To Chicago Public Schools
Shure, an audio equipment manufacturer, has donated $79,000 worth of earphones to Chicago Public Schools.
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MAY 7 | MAKE MUSIC DAY | CORONAVIRUS
Make Music Day Goes Virtual
Make Music Day, the worldwide music celebration held each June 21, will be virtual this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers officially announced today.
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MAY 6 I YORKVILLE SOUND I CORONAVIRUS
Yorkville Sound Designing Ventilators
Yorkville Sound, a manufacturer and distributor of pro audio systems and musical instruments, in conjunction with Starfish Medical, is currently engaged in an open-source ventilator design project, to increase the availability of ventilators, needed for the fight against coronavirus, in Canada.
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MAY 5 | HAL LEONARD | CORONAVIRUS
Hal Leonard Furloughs Over 150 Employees
Hal Leonard, the massive musical publishing company, has furloughed over 150 employees due to financial issues caused by the coronavirus.
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MAY 4 I NAMM I CORONAVIRUS
NAMM Hosts Webinar on Reopening
On May 7, NAMM is hosting a webinar titled, "COVID Retail Recovery: How to Reopen for Business."
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