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May 2018 Digital Edition

COVER STORIES Good and Plenty: The Great Things Going on in MI Today Tons of manufacturers are making huge efforts to support charities and local communities. We take a look at some of these special efforts. And the Retailer Nominees Are... ...
Yamaha Ampeg

Yamaha Acquires Ampeg

Yamaha Guitar Group Inc., the newly formed U.S. subsidiary of Japan-based Yamaha Corp., acquired the Ampeg brand from LOUD Audio LLC, a portfolio company of Transom Capital Group. The addition of Ampeg to Yamaha Guitar Group’s portfolio alongside ...

Adam Hall NA Merges With Musical Distributors Group

Adam Hall North America Inc., a newly-formed subsidiary of the German-based Adam Hall Group, announced it merged with its New Jersey-based North American Distributor, Musical Distributors Group (MDG). The partnership will enhance the Adam Hall Group’...
TD-17KVX

Roland Announces TD-17 Series V-Drums

Roland has announced the TD-17 series at its #TotallyDrums event (you can check out the live video from the event, at the bottom of this post), the latest addition to the V-Drums lineup. According to the company, the TD-17KVX, TD-17KV and TD-17K-L ki...
D’Addario Foundation’s Music Education for Girls Initiative

D’Addario Foundation Awards Scholarships to Students

The D’Addario Foundation’s Music Education for Girls Initiative provided seven students in D’Addario’s free stringed instrument program with $2,000 each in scholarships to continue their musical training. “These young women first started with us a...

Guitar Center Issues Gibson Statement

In the wake of Gibson Brands Inc. declaring for bankruptcy on May 1, Guitar Center issued the following statement: “Based on Gibson’s press release announcing its bankruptcy, we do not expect any substantial disruption to our business. Gibson has ...

St. Louis Music Names Award Winners

St. Louis Music announced the winners of its Q1 “Spend $1,000 Win $1,000” promotion. Launched in January, the Spend $1,000 Win $1,000 promo rewarded dealers that spent $1,000 dollars on marketplace and accessory items with a chance to win one of thre...
Gibson

Gibson Files for Bankruptcy

Gibson Brands Inc. filed for bankruptcy, seeking protection from its creditors. "Over the past 12 months, we have made substantial strides through an operational restructuring," Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz said in a statement. We will "refocus on...
KMC

KMC to Distribute Dream

Dream Cymbals and Gongs has appointed KMC Music to serve as its exclusive U.S. distribution partner. According to KMC Music Vice President of Merchandising Roger Hart, the appointment includes full responsibility for managing all of Dream’s United St...