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DECEMBER 2017


 

 


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
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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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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OCT. 20 I CALIFORNIA FIRES I UPDATE
California Fires: MI Update
California's deadly wildfires have burned nearly 5,700 structures and over 213,000 acres since they exploded in early October, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. While MI businesses are reopening, the fires have consumed homes and displaced team members.
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OCT. 20 I CAD AUDIO, AMERICAN MUSIC & SOUND I DISTRIBUTION
CAD Audio Appoints AM&S
American Music & Sound (AM&S) has been appointed as the worldwide distributor for CAD Audio.
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OCT. 16 I HURRICANE MARIA I UPDATE
Hurricane Maria Update
Three weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall, at least a dozen MI retailers have reopened in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.
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OCT. 16 I YAMAHA DRUMS I ANNIVERSARY
Yamaha Drums Celebrates 50 Years
The drum manufacturer focuses on consumers during its 50th anniversary party on Sept. 30.
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OCT. 16 I HERITAGE GUITAR I EVENT
Heritage Guitar
Announces Expansion Plans

The Heritage Guitar factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan, marked 100 years of guitar making with a two-day celebration held in September. At the event, company officials announced plans to turn the historic factory into a "national music destination."
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OCT. 16 I HAL LEONARD I WEBSITE
Hal Leonard Launches 'Let's Chat'
Hal Leonard has added a "Let's Chat" feature to its Dealer Access website providing its accounts with quick, easy access to a sales rep.
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OCT. 16 I BUDDY ROGER'S MUSIC I EVENT
Buddy Roger's Hosts Block Party
Buddy Roger's Music held a free-admission event to get the Cincinnati community excited about music education before the summer ended.
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