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June 2019
 

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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MARCH 26 | YAMAHA CORP. | APPOINTMENT
Tom Sumner Named Operating Officer
of Yamaha Corp.

Tom Sumner, president of Yamaha Corp. of America, has been appointed as an operating officer of YCA parent company Yamaha Corp., effective April 1. This is the first time the Yamaha Corporation, based in Hamamatsu, Japan, has named an American-born executive to its roster of 10 operating officers.
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MARCH 12 I MANNY'S MUSIC I SALE
Former Manny's Music Site
Sells for $24.3M

The Real Deal reported Feb. 12 that Rockefeller Group bought vacant land at 156 West 48th St. in midtown Manhattan, after holding a long-term lease on the property, for about $24.3 million.
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MARCH 12 I ADJ I ACQUISITION
ADJ Group Acquires
Eliminator Lighting

Los Angeles-based ADJ has acquired Eliminator Lighting to broaden its product range. {more}