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SEPTEMBER 1 I SWEETWATER I PHILANTHROPY
Sweetwater Donates Metronomes
Sweetwater has joined forces with the Fort Wayne, Indiana, fire department to enhance health and public safety in the City of Fort Wayne. The two-part initiative involves the use of Narcan and metronomes to assist fire fighters in providing lifesaving care. {more}

SEPTEMBER 1 I D'ADDARIO I AWARD
D'Addario's XL String Package Wins Design Award
The newly designed packaging for D'Addario's flagship XL electric guitar string brand recently won a silver prize at the 2016 Graphis Design competition. D'Addario's XL's packaging was one of 282 entries from six continents across 25 categories. {more}

SEPTEMBER 1 I REVERB I PARTNERSHIP
Reverb Completes
e-commerce Integrations
Reverb.com has announced that it has completed integrations with leading commerce platforms Shopify, BigCommerce and Magento. With this announcement, any dealer whose shop is built upon one of those platforms can sell more effectively on the Reverb.com marketplace. {more}


AUGUST 4 I WILLIS MUSIC I ANNIVERSARY

Willis Music, Hal Leonard Celebrate 10-Year Partnership
To commemorate a decade-long publishing and distribution partnership between Willis Music and Hal Leonard, President of Hal Leonard Larry Morton and VP of National Sales David Jahnke presented Willis Music President Kevin Cranley with a plaque at Summer NAMM.
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AUGUST 4 I LORENZ I ANNIVERSARY
Lorenz Turns 125
In honor the Lorenz Corporation's 125th anniversary, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley has declared Sept. 1, 2015, Lorenz Day in Dayton, Ohio. The company is also celebrating by inviting the community into its facilities on October 2 for National Manufacturing Day.
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JULY 29 I GUITAR CENTER I COMPANY
GC Accused of Violating Federal Labor Law
Guitar Center has been accused of violating federal labor law by “discriminating against employees” at its flagship stores in Chicago, New York and Las Vegas, the Chicago Tribune is reporting. {more}

JULY 27 I VIC FIRTH I OBITUARY
Vic Firth Passes Away at 85
Vic Firth, legendary Boston Symphony Orchestra timpanist and founder of Vic Firth Company, passed away yesterday in Boston. He was 85. {more}

JULY 13 I NAMM I EVENT
‘Best in Show’ Highlights Top Gear From Summer NAMM 2015
Great guitar gear, next-wave companies, cool accessories and professional educational were the big winners during Summer NAMM 2015’s edition of Best in Show, the popular breakfast panel discussion at NAMM U. {more}

JULY 8 I SUMMER NAMM I EVENT I BY KATIE KAILUS
Summer Chill
This year’s Summer NAMM Show will feature the new TEC Tracks pro-audio educational sessions, along with many other favorites like the annual Top 100 Dealer Awards. {more}

JUNE 30 I SWEETWATER I EVENT
Sweetwater's GearFest 2015
Draws Record Crowd

Sweetwater has announced that GearFest 2015, held June 12-13, was the company's most successful to date. Attendance was record-breaking, with more than 10,100 participants, up 27 percent over 2014, and with sales up by more than 35 percent over last year. {more}

JUNE 30 I JODYJAZZ I EXPANSION
JodyJazz Expands Facility
JodyJazz has completed a major expansion of its facility in Savannah, Georgia, including additional factory space and new offices. Due to significant growth over the past few years, the company tripled its overall square footage in order to fill a need for additional manufacturing and office space. {more}

JUNE 30 I GUITAR CENTER I OPENING
Guitar Center Opens Store in Redmond, Washington
Guitar Center has opened its 269th store. Its location in Redmond, Washington, covers more than 15,000 square feet. The grand opening took place on June 25. {more}

JUNE 30 I ALLANS BILLY HYDE I OPENING
Australia's Allans Billy Hyde Returns to Brisbane
After a two-and-a-half year absence, Australian music retail store Allans Billy Hyde has returned to Brisbane. The store is now the largest musical instrument store in Brisbane, covering nearly 14,000 square feet, and offering a wide range of instruments and equipment.{more}

JUNE 3 I REVERB I PHILANTHROPY
Reverb Raises $11K for Guitars for Vets
On May 25, Reverb, an online marketplace for musical instruments, pledged to donate 5 percent of its Memorial Day revenue to Guitars for Vets, a non-profit organization which has fulfilled over 20,000 lessons and distributed over 2,000 guitars, free to military veterans. As a result, the online site raised $11,000 for the non-profit. {more}

JUNE 3 I CONNOLLY I DISTRIBUTION
Connolly to Distribute Faith Guitars in U.S.
Connolly Music Company has struck a deal with Faith Guitars, a brand of UK-based distributor Barnes & Mullins, to become the exclusive distributor in the United States. {more}

JUNE 3 I DALE'S DRUM SHOP I AWARD
Dale's Drum Shop Receives Zildjian 'Outstanding Dealer Award'
Zildjian recently presented its 2014 "Outstanding Dealer Award" to Dale's Drum Shop of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Dale's was recognized for its sales achievements in 2014. {more}

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 





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