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NOV. 13 I EHX, MORLEY I DISTRIBUTION
EHX, Morley Drop Amazon
Sound Enhancement, the manufacturer of Morley and Ebtech brand products, has terminated its relationship with Amazon. While citing various reasons behind its decision, MAP infringements were at the top of the list.
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NOV. 13 I GIBSON BRANDS I RELOCATING
Gibson's Memphis Division Relocating
Nashville, Tennessee-based Gibson Brands has announced that after 16 years it's moving its Memphis Division location on Beale Street to a new factory in the greater metropolitan area.
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NOV. 13 I LOUD TECHNOLOGIES I ACQUISITION
Transom Capital
Acquires Loud Technologies

Transom Capital Group has announced it has acquired all brands from Loud Technologies, including the Mackie, Ampeg, EAW and Martin Audio brands.
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NOV. 13 I YAMAHA I PHILANTHROPY
Yamaha Donates
to Mercy Ships

Yamaha Corporation of America has donated two keyboards to Mercy Ships — an organization that sails a modern floating hospital directly to individuals in need of operations.
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NOV. 13 I MATT UMANOV GUITARS I CLOSING
Matt Umanov Guitars Closing
The D'Addario Foundation will partner with Hungry for Music, Todd Rundgren’s Spirit of Harmony, Instruments in the Cloud and Lyft to host an instrument collection event at D'Addario headquarters in Farmingdale, New York, on Nov. 2 from 1-4 p.m.
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NOV. 13 I ZOOM I APPOINTMENT
David Via to Lead Marketing for Zoom North America
Zoom North America has announced the appointment of David Via as vice president of marketing.
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OCT. 31 I D'ADDARIO FOUNDATION I PHILANTHROPY
D'Addario Foundation Hosting Instrument Drive
The D'Addario Foundation will partner with Hungry for Music, Todd Rundgren’s Spirit of Harmony, Instruments in the Cloud and Lyft to host an instrument collection event at D'Addario headquarters in Farmingdale, New York, on Nov. 2 from 1-4 p.m.
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OCT. 20 I GIBSON BRANDS I RELOCATING
Gibson's Memphis Division Relocating
Nashville, Tennessee-based Gibson Brands has announced that after 16 years it's moving its Memphis Division location on Beale Street to a new factory in the greater metropolitan area.
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OCT. 20 I CALIFORNIA FIRES I UPDATE
California Fires: MI Update
California's deadly wildfires have burned nearly 5,700 structures and over 213,000 acres since they exploded in early October, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. While MI businesses are reopening, the fires have consumed homes and displaced team members.
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OCT. 20 I CAD AUDIO, AMERICAN MUSIC & SOUND I DISTRIBUTION
CAD Audio Appoints AM&S
American Music & Sound (AM&S) has been appointed as the worldwide distributor for CAD Audio.
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OCT. 16 I HURRICANE MARIA I UPDATE
Hurricane Maria Update
Three weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall, at least a dozen MI retailers have reopened in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.
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OCT. 16 I YAMAHA DRUMS I ANNIVERSARY
Yamaha Drums Celebrates 50 Years
The drum manufacturer focuses on consumers during its 50th anniversary party on Sept. 30.
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OCT. 16 I HERITAGE GUITAR I EVENT
Heritage Guitar
Announces Expansion Plans

The Heritage Guitar factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan, marked 100 years of guitar making with a two-day celebration held in September. At the event, company officials announced plans to turn the historic factory into a "national music destination."
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OCT. 16 I HAL LEONARD I WEBSITE
Hal Leonard Launches 'Let's Chat'
Hal Leonard has added a "Let's Chat" feature to its Dealer Access website providing its accounts with quick, easy access to a sales rep.
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OCT. 16 I BUDDY ROGER'S MUSIC I EVENT
Buddy Roger's Hosts Block Party
Buddy Roger's Music held a free-admission event to get the Cincinnati community excited about music education before the summer ended.
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SEPT. 14 I HURRICANE IRMA I UPDATE
Hurricane Irma Update
Days after Hurricane Irma slammed into Southwest Florida — killing at least 31 and leaving millions without power — MI retailers and suppliers are slowly reopening their businesses and are working to fix the damage. The companies in Irma's path that Music Inc. reached out to reported they are safe and reported minor or no damage to their facilities.
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SEPT. 11 I HURRICANE HARVEY, IRMA I UPDATE
Irma Hits, Harvey Relief Efforts Continue
As MI retailers and suppliers in Florida and Georgia deal with the impact of Irma, now downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, MI businesses in Texas are in the midst of recovery from Hurricane Harvey.
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SEPT. 11 I REVERB I COMPANY
Reverb Raises $15M for Expansion
Reverb.com has announced that it has secured $15 million in funding.
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SEPT. 11 I D'ADDARIO I DISTRIBUTION
D'Addario Forms European Distribution Group
D'Addario has announced the formation of D'Addario Europe Ltd., formed in efforts to maintain greater consistency and control of its brand portfolio in Europe.
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SEPT. 11 I AUDIOFILE, KREKELTRONICS I ACQUISITION
Krekeltronics Acquires Audiofile
Audiofile Engineering has been acquired by Krekeltronics, a Minnesota-based product development firm.
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SEPT. 1 I HURRICANE HARVEY I UPDATE
Harvey's Hell
Hurricane Harvey has devastated the city of Houston, impacting several MI companies along the way. Music Inc. spoke to several retailers and suppliers for updates on damage and safety.
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SEPT. 1 I CONNOLLY MUSIC COMPANY I OBITUARY
Founder of Connolly Music Company Passes Away
John Michael Connolly Jr., founder of Connolly Music Company, passed away on Aug. 26. He was 87 years old.
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