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JULY 11 I INMUSIC I PURCHASE
inMusic to Acquire Rane
Rane co-founders Linda Arink and Dennis Bohn have agreed to sell the company to inMusic. The transaction is scheduled to be completed this summer. After the sale, Arink and Bohn plan to retire. {more}

JULY 11 I SWEETWATER, PEAVEY I EVENT
Peavey Brings Trade Show Booth to Sweetwater
In June, Hartley Peavey and Peavey Electronics brought a private trade show to Sweetwater’s headquarters in Fort Wayne, Indiana. A tractor trailer loaded with Peavey's latest equipment was sent to Sweetwater for a full day of gear demonstrations and training sessions for Sweetwater's staff of sales engineers. {more}



JULY 11 I ST. LOUIS MUSIC I COMPANY

St. Louis Music Introduces StagePRO Brand
St. Louis Music has introduced the StagePRO line of stands, cables and other combo accessories to its family of brands. Previously known as StagePRO by Hamilton, SLM Marketplace has worked to position StagePRO as a standalone name, synonymous with excellent quality at a factory-direct value. SLM acquired Hamilton stands and StagePRO in November 2015. {more}

JULY 11 I VANDOREN I LAUNCH
Vandoren Launches S+ at NYC Event
Vandoren launched the S+ alto saxophone mouthpiece at the company’s NYC Studio on June 6. Released in July, Vandoren executives said the S+ adds power, projection and color to the company’s V16 small-chamber, alto saxophone mouthpiece and alleviated intonation issues with certain saxes. {more}

JULY 11 I RICK’S MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS I EVENTS
Rick’s Hosts Saxophone Day
Rick’s Musical Instruments hosted Saxophone Day at its anchor store in Cumberland, Rhode Island, on May 14. The event featured master classes by Jim Odgren, Professor at Berklee College of Music; Jody Espina, founder of JodyJazz; and baritone saxophone legend Gary Smulyan, who appeared courtesy of Vandoren. {more}

JUNE 29 I HAL LEONARD I FINANCE
Hal Leonard Announces New Investors
Hal Leonard has announced that Seidler Equity Partners, a private investment firm, has acquired a majority interest in the company. The move came as CEO Keith Mardak began his estate planning. Wanting to ensure the long-term financial growth of Hal Leonard, Mardak and his wife Mary Vandenberg, a former Hal Leonard vice president and current shareholder, began looking at outside investors. {more}

JUNE 27 I BEST IN SHOW I EVENT
‘Best in Show’ Delivers Top Gear From Summer NAMM 2016
Best in Show, the popular Saturday-morning breakfast panel at NAMM U, showcased some of the best gear seen at Summer NAMM 2016. Check out all the winners here. {more}

JUNE 20 I NAMM I EVENT I BY KATIE KAILUS
Educational Punch
For a few days this week, the MI industry will lace up its boots and head to Music City USA for the 2016 Summer NAMM Show – to be held June 23-25. From the Retail Boot Camp to the Idea Center to TEC Tracks, there is something for everyone in the MI industry. {more}

JUNE 20 I NAMM I SCHEDULE
Schedule of Events
From educational sessions to the Top 100 Dealer Awards, get a full listing of all of this week's events here. {more}

JUNE 20 I NAMM I EVENT
Summer NAMM Live Music Lineup
The Women's International Music Network (WiMN) will honor women This week's Summer NAMM Show will feature some of Nashville's hottest artists, including a live set from The Charlie Daniels Band and the 33rd annual American Eagle Awards. {more}

JUNE 15 I GUITAR CENTER I PERSONNEL
GC Names Japinga President
Guitar Center has appointed Ron Japinga to the position of president of Guitar Center, effective today. The announcement was made by Darrell Webb, Guitar Center CEO, and further underscores the company’s ongoing evolution and expansion. {more}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 




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