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December 2019
 
DEC. 4 | FENDER | APPOINTMENT
Fender Announces Master Builder
Fender has announced a new master builder joining the Fender Custom Shop — Vincent Van Trigt. Van Trigt has worked in both the Gretsch and Fender Custom Shops for the past nine years. {more}

DEC. 4 | SIMS MUSIC | ANNIVERSARY
Sims Music Celebrates 40th Anniversary
North Carolina-based music instrument store Sims Music is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a series of events throughout 2020. {more}

DEC. 4 | YAMAHA | AWARD
Yamaha Announces Legacy In
Education Award

Yamaha bestowed the company's Legacy in Education Award on Marc Dicciani and Tom Aungst at the annual Percussive Arts Society International Convention held November 13-16 in Indianapolis. {more}

DEC. 2 | DW | ACQUISITION
DW Purchases Slingerland From Gibson
Drum Workshop has purchased the historic drum company Slingerland from Gibson. DW will release a new generation of Slingerland instruments next year. {more}

DEC. 2 | JJ BABBITT | APPOINTMENT
JJ Babbitt Company Names New President
Steven L. Rorie has joined the JJ Babbitt Company as president effective Dec. 2. {more}

NOV. 13 I GROUP ONE I PARTNERSHIP
Group One Distributes Solid State Logic
Solid State Logic has partnered with Group One to manage its U.S. portfolio of audio solutions and operational infrastructure. {more}

NOV. 13 I BOURGEOIS GUITARS I PARTNERSHIP
Bourgeois Guitars Partners with
Eastman Music

Eastman's international distribution network is expected to open foreign markets for Bourgeois, while Bourgeois will enhance Eastman's portfolio of product offerings.
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NOV. 13 I BEACOCK MUSIC I ACQUISITION
Beacock Music Acquires
Simpkins Music

Steve Simpkins, owner of Simpkins Music, has sold his B&O dealership to full-line music retailer Beacock Music.
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Nov. 13 | ERNIE BALL | APPOINTMENT
Ernie Ball Inc. Appoints Brian Ball
as CEO

As CEO, Brian Ball will lead the family-owned string and musical instrument manufacturer in its next phase of growth {more}

NOV. 13 | GIBSON | TRADEMARK
Gibson Loses Firebird Trademark Within EU
Gibson has lost its trademark for the Firebird body shape within the European Union. {more}

NOV. 6 | REMO, INC. | APPOINTMENT
Robert Shen Named President of Remo
Remo, Inc., has announced that Brock Kaericher is stepping down as its president and Robert Shen will become president of Remo, Inc. {more}

OCT. 31 I MAKE MUSIC WINTER I EVENTS
Make Music Winter Set to Return
Make Music Winter will return for its second year on Dec. 21 with events happening in 30 U.S. cities. {more}

OCT. 29 I DANSR I DISTRIBUTION
Dansr to Distribute Super-Sensitive
Dansr has added Super-Sensitive Musical String Co. to the products it distributes. Dansr will assume worldwide distribution effective Nov. 1. {more}

OCT. 18 I JJ BABBITT I OBITUARY
JJ Babbitt’s Reglein Passes Away
William Reglein, owner and chairman of JJ Babbitt, died Oct. 17th in Ocala, Florida, after a brief illness {more}

OCT. 15 I NAMM I TARIFFS
US Delays Tariff Increase
On Friday, Oct. 11, President Trump announced that the U.S. and China have reached a “phase one” trade agreement and will not increase tariffs from 25-30% as planned on Oct.15. {more}

OCT. 15 I DANSR I APPOINTMENT
Dansr Promotes Troy Hamilton
Dansr has promoted Troy Hamilton from shipping and warehouse manager to vice president of logistics. {more}

OCT. 9 I FENDER EUROPE I LEGAL
UK Watchdog Alleges Fender Restricted Online Price Discounting
A U.K. watchdog has alleged that Fender Musical Instruments Europe Limited (Fender Europe) has illegally restricted discounting for its guitars online and could be fined. {more}

OCT. 8 I THE CANDYMAN STRINGS & THINGS I EVENT
Candyman Strings & Things Celebrates
50 Years

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, The Candyman Strings & Things in Santa Fe, New Mexico, held a Woodstock-themed festival to honor its founding year, 1969. The event, held Sept. 22, drew nearly 1,500 attendees and featured a full day of musical acts, vendor booths and raffle giveaways. {more}

OCT. 8 I NORDIC SHELLS I WEB
Nordic Shells Launches Online 'Green Room'
Nordic Shells recently launched the "Green Room," an online blog for industry peers and drum makers. {more}

OCT. 1 I QSC I ACQUISITION
QSC Acquires Attero Tech
QSC has acquired AV connectivity solutions manufacturer Attero Tech, effective immediately.
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SEPT. 30 I KATSUHIKO (KARL) HIRANO I OBITUARY
Yamaha’s Hirano Passes Away
Katsuhiko (Karl) Hirano, a former electronic engineer for Yamaha, died Sept. 28 after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 77 years old.
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SEPT. 27 I SWIM I EVENT
SWIM Extends Scholarship Deadline to Oct. 4
The SWIM (Smart Women in Music) Fund NAMM show scholarship deadline has been extended to Friday, Oct. 4
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SEPT. 25 I ALL COUNTY MUSIC I RETIREMENT
General Manager Dan Murphy Retires from All County Music
All County Music has announced that its general manager, Dan Murphy, is retiring after 30 years.
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