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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}

FEB. 27 I HAL LEONARD, SHEET MUSIC PLUS I ACQUISITION
Hal Leonard Acquires Sheet Music Plus
Hal Leonard has announced that it has acquired Sheet Music Plus, an e-commerce website for music publications. {more}

FEB. 20 I SABIAN I OBITUARY
Margaret Zildjian Dies
Margaret "Willi" Zildjian, the lifelong partner of Sabian's founder and leader, passed away on Feb. 14. {more}

FEB. 14 I ZILDJIAN I APPOINTMENT
Zildjian Names John Stephans President
Zildjian has announced that John Stephans has been appointed president, reporting directly to CEO Craigie Zildjian. {more}

FEB. 7 I ARMADILLO ENTERPRISES I OBITUARY
Armadillo's Elliott Rubinson Dies at 62
Elliott Rubinson, the founder of Armadillo Enterprises, has passed away at the age of 62 following a battle with cancer, according to family sources. {more}

FEB. 6 I NAMM I EVENT
The NAMM Show Delivers ... Again!
The NAMM Show 2017 has come and gone, but the world's strongest gathering of the music products industry once again served as one part family reunion, one part gear-geek heaven and one part new year's business catalyst for retailers and suppliers alike. {more}

FEB. 6 I YAMAHA I COMPANY
Yamaha Celebrates Milestones
Yamaha has released more than 70 new products at the NAMM Show. {more}

FEB. 6 I HAL LEONARD, DW I PARTNERSHIP
Hal Leonard, DW Strike Distribution Deal
Drum Workshop has announced that effective Feb. 1, Hal Leonard will serve as the exclusive U.S. distributor for several of its product lines, including Gibraltar hardware, KAT, Percussion Plus Drums and CB Percussion lines. In addition, Hal Leonard will be the U.S. sales representative for the Gretsch Renown, Catalina and Energy lines of entry level and mid-priced drum sets. {more}


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