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July 2019
 


JUNE 19 I BARRINGTON MUSIC PRODUCTS I LEGAL
Barrington Music Products Denied $4.9M in Damages
Barrington Music Products, headquartered in South Bend, Indiana, was denied $4.9 million in additional damages in its trademark infringement complaint against Music & Arts, Guitar Center, Woodwind & Brasswind and Eastman Music, a federal appeals court ruled May 22. {more}

JUNE 13 I REVERB I SALES TAX
Reverb Set to Collect Sales Tax
in 10 More States

Reverb is currently collecting and remitting sales tax on behalf of its sellers in Washington and Minnesota, and by July 15, the company plans to start collecting sales tax in the following marketplace facilitator states and Washington, D.C.: Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Iowa, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota and Wyoming. {more}

JUNE 11 I NAMM I TARIFFS I BY KATIE KAILUS
NAMM Urges Members to Submit
Comments on Tariffs

During a webinar on June 6, NAMM encouraged its members to submit comments to their state politicians in an effort to try and get musical instruments on the next list of China tariff exclusions. {more}

JUNE 11 I ALL COUNTY MUSIC I PHILANTHROPY
All County Music Honors Stoneman
Douglas Victim

On May 11, All County Music honored the life of Alex Schachter, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting victim, by presenting $50,000 worth of specially designed Alex Tribute Trombones to 50 band students from 50 different South Florida schools.
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JUNE 11 I SCHECTER GUITAR RESEARCH I DISTRIBUTION
Schecter Guitar Research Distributes Fox Gear
Schecter Guitar Research is now distributing Fox Gear pedals.
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JUNE 11 I CHARLES R WALTER I OBITUARY
Piano Company Founder Charles R Walter Dies at 92
Charles R. Walter, a pillar in the piano business for nearly 60 years, passed away May 17.
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MAY 28 I D’ADDARIO I Q&A I BY KATIE KAILUS
D'Addario Combats China Tariffs
D’Addario co-President John D’Addario III shares how his company is combating the trade war. {more}

MAY 14 I RHYTHM BAND INSTRUMENTS I ACQUISITION
RBI Acquires Grover Pro Percussion
Rhythm Band Instruments has acquired the assets of Grover Pro Percussion, a manufacturer of orchestral percussion instruments
since 1979.
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MAY 14 I HAL LEONARD I DISTRIBUTION
Flight Instruments Partners with Hal Leonard
Flight Instruments, a manufacturer of ukulele products in Slovenia,
has appointed Hal Leonard as its distribution partner in the U.S.
and Canada.
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MAY 14 I WILLIS MUSIC I ANNIVERSARY
Willis Celebrates 120 years
One of Cincinnati's oldest retailers, Willis Music, turned 120 years
old April 1.
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MAY 14 I DANSR I DISTRIBUTION
Dansr Distributes Smith Mallets
Dansr has announced that it will begin worldwide distribution for
Smith Mallets.
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MAY 14 I NAMM I FUND
NAMM Fund Established in Honor of Liz Reisman
The NAMM Foundation and the Reisman family have announced a fund in honor of NAMM board member, music education advocate and industry leader, Liz Reisman. She was 55 when she passed away from an aggressive brain cancer Jan. 9. {more}

MAY 9 I B&H PHOTO I COMPANY
B&H Launches Payboo
B&H Photo has launched Payboo, a credit card that saves customers the equivalent of sales tax paid on all B&H purchases.{more}

APRIL 16 I MUSIC EDUCATION DAY I LOBBYING
Music Ed Community Lobbies in
Springfield, Illinois

On March 13, 10 professionals from the music education community drove into Springfield, Illinois, the state capitol, to lobby elected officials on behalf of the benefits of music education. {more}

APRIL 16 I CRUZTOOLS I REBRANDING
CruzTools Rebrands as GrooveTech
Following the sale of its Powersports tool business, CruzTools has rebranded as GrooveTech. {more}

APRIL 16 I WEST MUSIC I AWARDS
West Music Awards Top Vendors
West Music honored several award recipients at its annual celebration held March 1 at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. {more}

APRIL 8 I MUSIC & ARTS I APPOINTMENT
Jeff Gottlieb Joins Music & Arts
as New President

Guitar Center has appointed Jeff Gottlieb as president of its Music & Arts brand, succeeding Steve Zapf, who has served as president since 2012. Gottlieb will report directly to Guitar Center President and CEO Ron Japinga and will be based in Maryland at Music & Arts’ headquarters.
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