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FEB. 14 I GIBSON BRANDS I COMPANY
Gibson Faces Financial Challenges
Gibson Brands is facing debt deadlines and is "running out of time," according to an article published by the Nashville Post on Feb. 9. {more}

FEB. 7 I D'ADDARIO, MEINL I DISTRIBUTION
Meinl, D'Addario UK End Distribution Agreement
After four years, D'Addario UK and Meinl have mutually agreed that D'Addario will no longer represent Meinl cymbals and percussion in the UK from April 1, 2018. {more}

FEB 6. I NAMM I EVENT
NAMM: Bigger, Better
and Busier

This year's NAMM Show welcomed 115,085 registered industry professionals — a 7.6 percent increase on figures in 2017. Held Jan. 25-28, NAMM reported nearly 2,000 exhibitors representing some 7,000 brands on The NAMM Show Campus. {more}

FEB. 6 I MIKE BELITZ I ACQUISITION
Mike Belitz Acquires
Radial Engineering

Mike Belitz, president and CEO of Ultimate Support Systems, has acquired Radial Engineering. {more}

FEB. 6 I GATOR, LEVY'S LEATHERS I ACQUISTION
Gator Acquires Levy's Leathers
Gator Cases has acquired Levy's Leathers. Gator, a multi-segmented accessories manufacturer, and Levy's, a manufacturer of leather guitar straps and accessories, announced the deal on Jan. 24. {more}

FEB. 6 I COSMO MUSIC I AWARD
Cosmo Music Receives NAMM Milestone Award
Canada-based Cosmo Music received the 2018 NAMM Milestone Award for 50 years of service in the MI industry. {more}

FEB. 6 I REMO I OPENING
Remo Music Center Relocates
Remo has relocated its music center facility to Valencia, California. {more}

JAN. 30 I BEST IN SHOW I EVENT
'Best In Show' Highlights Great New Gear at NAMM
Best In Show, the popular Sunday-morning NAMM U breakfast panel discussion, featured 18 top new products as well as six "Companies to Watch" from The NAMM Show 2018. {more}

JAN. 23 I NAMM I EVENT I BY KASIA FEJKLOWICZ
The New Look of NAMM
It's that time again. The 2018 NAMM Show is right around the corner, and members can expect major changes with the opening of the new $190 million hall, Anaheim Convention Center North. {more}

JAN. 23 I NAMM I SCHEDULE
Schedule of Events
From NAMM U sessions to awards ceremonies to live music, The NAMM Show has something for everyone. Check out the complete schedule to start planning your visit. {more}

JAN. 23 I NAMM I TEC AWARDS
Jackson Browne to Receive
Les Paul Award

The NAMM Foundation has announced that singer-songwriter Jackson Browne will receive the Les Paul Innovation Award at the 33rd Annual NAMM TEC Awards, held Saturday, Jan. 27. {more}

JAN. 23 I NAMM I PENSADO'S PLACE
First Pensado's NAMM JAM Announced
Pensado's Place, the hour-long weekly web series co-hosted by legendary mix engineer Dave Pensado and show creator, Herb Trawick, will host the first Pensado's NAMM JAM at The 2018 NAMM Show. {more}

JAN. 23 I NAMM I PARNELLI AWARDS
Parnelli Awards Names Nominees
The official 17th Annual Parnelli Awards ballot is now online and open to voting from subscribers of Projection, Lights and Staging News and Front of House magazines. The winners in each category will be announced at the Parnelli Awards on Friday, Jan. 26. {more}

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.
{more}

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.
{more}

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.
{more}

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.
{more}

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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