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JAN. 16 I INNOVATIVE PERCUSSION I ANNIVERSARY
Innovative Percussion Celebrates 25 Years
2018 marks Innovative Percussion's 25th anniversary. The company has celebrated the occasion with the announcement of an expanded facility and production process. {more}

JAN. 16 I HEID MUSIC I RELOCATING
Heid Music
Plans Move

After 30 years, Heid Music plans to move its Wisconsin Rapids location to Stevens Point, Wisconsin. {more}

JAN. 16 I D'ADDARIO FOUNDATION I PHILANTHROPY
D'Addario Collects 65 Instruments
for Students

The D'Addario Foundation has collected over 60 instruments for students in need during an event at the Ace Hotel Chicago. {more}

JAN. 16 I THE MIDWEST CLINIC I EVENT
MI Dealers
Sponsor Directors for Midwest Clinic

School music dealers sponsored local music directors to attend The Midwest Clinic held Dec. 20-23, 2017, in Chicago. {more}

JAN. 16 I TRICKFISH AMPLIFICATION I OBITUARY
Founder of Trickfish Amplification Dies
Richard Ruse, president and owner of Trickfish Amplification, passed away on Dec. 18, 2017. {more}

JAN. 3 I GUITAR CENTER, AUDIO VISUAL DESIGN GROUP I ACQUISITION
GC Acquires Audio Visual Design Group
Guitar Center has acquired the San Francisco Bay Area-based Audio Visual Design Group. AVDG will serve as a key element of Guitar Center's Business Solutions Group and expansion into integrated solutions.
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DEC. 11 I GIBSON BRANDS I COMPANY
Investors Buy Gibson Factory, Warehouse
Somera Road of New York and Tricera Capital of Miami have purchased Gibson's factory in Memphis, Tennessee, and an additional warehouse in Nashville, according to Memphis Daily News.
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DEC. 11 I REVERB I PHILANTHROPY
Reverb Launches Foundation
Reverb.com has launched the Reverb Foundation. In coordination with Reverb, the nonprofit will create more musicians by supporting programs and initiatives that increase access to music education, gear and opportunities to play.
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DEC. 11 I ACT LIGHTING, RAPCOHORIZON I ACQUISITION
ACT Lighting Acquires RapcoHorizon
ACT Lighting has completed the acquisition of RapcoHorizon. This move follows ACT Lighting's recent acquisition of AC Power Distribution.
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DEC. 11 I YAMAHA I OBITUARY
Tetsuya Takagi Passes Away
Tetsuya Takagi, retired executive vice president of Yamaha Corporation of America, passed away on Nov. 22, 2017.
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NOV. 30 I GUITAR CENTER I RATING ACTION
Moody's Downgrades Guitar Center's Ratings
Moody's Investors Service downgraded Guitar Center Inc.'s ratings.
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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
Within the next few months, Matt Umanov, the owner of the eponymous guitar shop, plans to close the retail side of the operation.
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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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