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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}

APRIL 12 I MUSIKMESSE, PROLIGHT + SOUND I EVENT
Musikmesse Sees High Attendance for New Format
Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound was held April 7–10 in Frankfurt, Germany, and saw nearly 110,000 visitors — up from 108,409 in 2015 — from around 130 countries. Held at the Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre, 2,043 exhibitors from 60 countries made presentations at the restructured shows, which included a hall exclusively reserved for trade professionals, a Business Academy where trade visitors and manufacturers took part in professional development programs, themed music halls that were open to consumers all four days, and more. {more}

April 11 I GUITAR CENTER, WYLDE AUDIO I PARTNERSHIP
GC Partners With Zakk Wylde
Guitar Center has partnered with guitarist Zakk Wylde, encompassing a private master class program for unsigned artists, as well as a new line of Zakk Wylde guitars under the brand name Wylde Audio, which will be sold at select Guitar Center locations and online. {more}

APRIL 11 I SLM, TOMASI FLUTES I DISTRIBUTION
SLM Distributes Tomasi Flutes
St. Louis Music is now distributing Tomasi Flutes in the U.S. and Canada. Based in Vienna, Austria, Tomasi is known for its boutique instruments. {more}

APRIL 11 I SWEETWATER I LEGAL
Sweetwater Files Suit Against Hello Music
Sweetwater Sound Inc. has filed suit in the U.S. Federal District Court against Hello Music for allegedly copying verbatim a large number of images and copy blocks from Sweetwater's online pages. {more}

April 11 I RPMDA I EVENT
Don't Forget to Register for RPMDA
The Retail Print Music Dealer's Association's 40th annual convention will be held April 27-30 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis. Register now at printmusic.org. {more}

APRIL 5 I BUFFET CRAMPON, POWELL FLUTES I ACQUISITION
Verne Q. Powell Flutes Joins Buffet Crampon
On April 4, Buffet Crampon announced its acquisition of Verne Q. Powell Flutes. With the Powell brand in tow, Buffet Crampon now offers a complete range of wind instruments. {more}

MARCH 31 I ELIXIR STRINGS, SLM I DISTRIBUTION
Elixir Strings Adds SLM as Distributor
Elixir Strings recently added St. Louis Music to its network of U.S. distributors. Working in partnership across the United States, the new collaboration will offer more purchasing choices to retailers. {more}

MARCH 29 I UNIVERSAL PERCUSSION, GUITAR CENTER I LEGAL
Universal Percussion Files Lawsuit Against GC
Universal Percussion, Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Guitar Center accusing the company of engaging in bait-and-switch selling tactics that caused Universal Percussion to lose out on sales of its WUHAN-branded cymbals and gongs in Guitar Center stores. {more}

MARCH 23 I ERNIE BALL I TV SERIES
Ernie Ball Launches TV Series
Ernie Ball has launched a new documentary series, “Ernie Ball: The Pursuit of Tone” on AT&T’s AUDIENCE Network, which kicks off March 25 with blues legend Buddy Guy. The series will focus on the sonic journeys of some of today’s most interesting and compelling guitarists, including Mike Ness of Social Distortion and Billy Duffy of The Cult. {more}

MARCH 18 I MUSICAL INNOVATIONS I AWARD
Musical Innovations Receives U.S. Chamber Small Business Award
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has named Musical Innovations, located in Greenville, South Carolina, a winner of its annual Small Business DREAM BIG Blue Ribbon Awards, which recognize 100 companies for their success and contributions to America’s economic growth and vitality. {more}

MARCH 15 I HAL LEONARD, ROLI I DISTRIBUTION
Hal Leonard Distributes ROLI
Hal Leonard has announced a strategic partnership with ROLI, the London-based music creation startup and inventor of Seaboard instruments. {more}

MARCH 11 I CATALINBREAD EFFECTS I OBITUARY
Catalinbread Effects Founder Passes Away
Nicholas Harris, founder of Catalinbread Effects, died on March 9 after a tree fell on his car. He was 37 years old. {more}

MARCH 7 I SAM ASH I APPOINTMENTS
Adam, Ben Ash Named Regional Managers
Adam Ash and Ben Ash have been promoted to the positions of regional manager in Sam Ash Music’s Northeast region. {more}

MARCH 7 I HAL LEONARD, HOMESPUN I ANNIVERSARY
Hal Leonard, Homespun Celebrate 20-Year Partnership
Hal Leonard and Homespun celebrated the 20th anniversary of their partnership at The 2016 NAMM Show. Homespun has been a creator of instructional video and audio materials for more than 40 years with a catalog of 500-plus titles featuring bluegrass and folk musicians, as well as a variety of other artists from all musical genres for all instruments. {more}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 




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