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Gibson Unveils Three New Guitar Collections

New management pays tribute to Gibson tradition while offering in-demand contemporary features.

Gibson introduced three new guitar collections at an event in Nashville on April 29. “Our vision of becoming the most loved, the most played, and the most relevant guitar brand...

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Taylor Preserves Vital Raw Material With Ebony Project

Planting 1,500 ebony trees in Africa part of broad effort to secure the future of a vital tonewood.

Taylor Guitars has announced the planting of 1,500 West African ebony trees in Cameroon’s Congo Basin region, as part of an effort to preserve the future of a tonewood vital in the construction of fine guitars. The effort...

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Gottlieb New Music & Arts President

Replaces longtime Guitar Center executive Steven Zapf.

Jeff Gottlieb, a seasoned retail executive, has been named president of Guitar Center’s Music & Arts division, which operates approximately 200 stores nationwide serving the school music market. He replaces...

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LP Marks 55th Year With Blow-Out Jam In London

Special guests included Grammy winner Giovanni Hidalgo and Jamiroquai’s Sola Akingbola.

Latin Percussion, the company that popularized congas, bongos, and latin percussion instruments, recently celebrated more than half a century hosting a blow-out Rhythm Jam concert at the world famous Ronnie Scott’s jazz club in London. Special guests...

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Top U.S. Bechstein Dealers Attend 165th Anniversary Gala

Top C. Bechstein and W. Hoffmann dealers from the U.S. recently visited the C. Bechstein factory in Seiffennersdorf, Germany to participate in the famed piano maker’s 165th Anniversary. The event attracted more than 600 people from all over the globe. The gala event culminated with...


Strong School Music Sector Faces New Challenges

At NASMD, “recruitment and retention” takes on double meaning in current school band and orchestra market

Blue water and white beaches provided an inviting backdrop to the recent meeting of the National Association of School Music Dealers. Held April 11-14 at the Margaritaville Resort in Hollywood, Florida, the annual get-together...

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International Dealer Sales Report: 2019 Edition

Sales & company data – including revenues, plus employee and location counts – for leading retailers in 50 countries. Includes complete analysis and company profiles on standout retailers. Excel version includes contact information & market data by country.

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Music Industry Census Report: 2019 Edition

Comprehensive U.S. data on 55 product categories across the music products industry. Find ten years of figures showing sales by unit volume, wholesale and retail value, average unit price, and year-to-year trends, plus complete analysis.

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Fender Custom Shop And HBO Celebrate Game Of Thrones

Special Strat, Tele, and Jaguar represent fantasy drama's three fan-favorite houses.

Winter is here. The eighth and final season of HBO’s groundbreaking Game of Thrones series is being honored by Fender Musical Instruments Corporation with a new series of masterbuilt guitars. Culminating a partnership...

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170 Years Of Seiler

Celebrating a milestone anniversary, Seiler piano has combined German piano-making heritage with an innovative spirit, advancing both the art and technology in piano craftsmanship.

“Piano maker” in Germany is a profession in the same sense that “doctor” or “lawyer” is elsewhere. Aspiring craftsmen...

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D’Addario Reduces Environmental Impact With Innovative Packaging

CEO Jim D’Addario’s quest to turn “waste into worth."

The D’Addario Company has led the way in developing products and packaging that have the lowest possible environmental impact. A decade ago, CEO Jim D’Addario revolutionized...

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Château Musical Instruments

Asian instrument manufacturer makes strides in Western markets and expands product range beyond saxophones to include flutes, clarinets, and trumpets.

The United States’ vibrant school band and orchestra market is attracting a new generation...


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