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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}

JUNE 13 I UNIVERSAL PERCUSSION I LEGAL

Universal Percussion Drops Trademark Case
Universal Percussion, distributor of Wuhan cymbals, has voluntarily dismissed the trademark infringement action it filed against Avedis Zildjian last month relating to Avedis Zildjian's alleged unauthorized use of Universal Percussion's S mark. {more}



JUNE 13 I ERNIE BALL I WEB

Ernie Ball Launches New Site, 'String Theory'
Ernie Ball has rolled out a new artist Web series titled "Ernie Ball String Theory" as the cornerstone of its revamped website. "Ernie Ball String Theory" features a selection of the company's most innovative and influential brand ambassadors as they talk about the sonic origins of their tone and playing styles. {more}

JUNE 13 I GRETSCH I AWARD
Fred Gretsch Receives Honorary Degree From Elmhurst College
Fred Gretsch was presented with an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois, during the school's spring commencement on May 28. Gretsch, who is an Elmhurst alumnus, is president of the Gretsch Company, which was founded by Gretsch's great-grandfather in 1883. {more}

JUNE 13 I SWEETWATER I EVENT
Victor Wooten Visits Sweetwater
Sweetwater recently played host to bass guitar virtuoso Victor Wooten at the company's campus in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Wooten's visit was made on behalf of Samson/Hartke. {more}

JUNE 13 I THE MUSIC LINK, KLOZ AIS I DISTRIBUTION
The Music Link to Distribute Klotz Cables
Effective immediately, The Music Link will handle all sales and distribution to the United States MI retail sector for Klotz AIS Germany's MI product range. {more}

JUNE 13 I CARTER VINTAGE GUITARS I COMPANY
First 'Burst Comes to Carter Vintage
Nashville, Tennessee-based Carter Vintage Guitars has acquired the earliest example of Gibson's iconic cherry sunburst Les Paul guitar, the model made famous by numerous influential rock guitarists, including Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page. {more}

MAY 18 I VIC’S DRUM SHOP I PERSONNEL
Salazar Leaves Vic’s Drum Shop
Victor Salazar, founder of Vic’s Drum Shop in Chicago, is no longer affiliated with the drum store. {more}

MAY 13 I NAfME I APPOINTMENT
NAfME Announces New CEO Amid Controversy
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has appointed Michael Blakeslee is new executive director and Chief Executive Officer. Blakeslee has worked over 30 years at NAfME, serving as editor of NAfME’s award-winning Music Educators Journal and Teaching Music magazine. The appointment comes days after former Executive Director and CEO Michael Butera was dismissed for racially charged he made during a National Endowment for the Arts meeting. {more}

MAY 9 I REMO I TRIBUTE
Remembering Remo Belli
Remo Belli, founder of Remo, Inc., passed away on April 25. He was 88. Since word of his passing spread, the MI industry has responded with its reflections on the industry legend. {more}

MAY 9 I BEST IN MUSIC I THEFT
Best In Music Recovers Stolen $12K Guitar
Best In Music has recovered its 75th Anniversary John Lennon Martin D28, which was stolen from the store on April 28. The guitar was No. 35 out of 75 made and has a list price of $12,000. {more}

MAY 9 I UNCLE JON’S MUSIC I AWARD
Uncle Jon's Music Receives Business of the Year Award
Westmont, Illinois-based Uncle Jon's Music received the 2016 Dick Busse Business of the Year Award at the Westmont Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau annual awards dinner on April 25. The award recognizes a chamber business that has excelled in community service, business promotion and civic responsibility.{more}

MAY 9 I GUITAR CENTER I OPERATIONS
Guitar Center Closes Location, Opens Another
Guitar Center closed its Terre Haute, Indiana, location after 10 years of business on March 22, and on April 21, opened its 272nd location in Selden, New York. {more}

APRIL 26 I REMO I OBITUARY
Remo Belli Passes Away
Remo Belli, founder of Remo, Inc., passed away on April 25. He was 88. {more}

APRIL 20 I ALFRED I COMPANY
Alfred Music Joins Peaksware
Alfred Music announced April 20 that it is joining the Peaksware Holdings, LLC portfolio of companies, which includes MakeMusic, bringing together two leaders in educational music publishing and music technology. {more}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 




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