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Sennheiser Provides Support to Musicians ‘On the Ground’ During Summerfest 2011, World’s Largest Music Festival

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Milwaukee, WI – August 4, 2011: For several years running, audio specialist Sennheiser has made its presence known among musicians and artists attending Summerfest. This year, as in previous years, Sennheiser was also an active sponsor of Summerfest’s Emerging Artist Series, engaging not only well-established artists but also artists on the rise including The Material and The Last Vegas.

Sennheiser brought along its branded tour bus, which not only served as a change of scenery for artists and crew, but also provided them with a source for comprehensive technical expertise, emergency replacement gear and educational demonstrations of wireless and microphone products to help them achieve a flawless performance.

Summerfest attracts around one million music fans each year, and features 11 stages with performances from over 700 bands, making it the largest music festival in the world. Attendance at Summerfest was more

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GUITAR CENTER, THE NATION’S LARGEST INSTRUMENT RETAILER, OPENS ITS 220TH STORE WITH NEW LOCATION IN HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA

— Company opens its sixth store in 2011 with special savings and events —

— Store features on-site lessons and guitar repair services —

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Westlake Village, CA (August 3, 2011) – On Thursday, July 28, 2011, Guitar Center hit a milestone as it opened its 220th store, its newest retail location in Huntsville, Alabama. A 14,202-square-foot location, Guitar Center Huntsville also features Guitar Center Studios, an on-site lesson and rehearsal facility. The store’s opening brings to the area vast product selection, along with the unparalleled knowledge and experience of its dedicated staff. To celebrate the opening, Guitar Center hosted a Grand Opening Weekend featuring exclusive savings, gear giveaways and free events tailored to local musicians.

Located at 5900 University Dr. NW, Suite A, Huntsville, AL 35806, the store features well-equipped showrooms with the latest products for the musician, from guitars, amplifiers, percussion more

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EAW® Names John Speck Marketing Director

Marketing/advertising veteran returns to EAW®, where he previously served on the marketing team
from 1995-2000

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Whitinsville, MA, USA, August 2, 2011 – EAW®, a world leader in audio system solutions for over 30 years, announces that it has appointed John Speck to the position of Marketing Director. Speck has a long history with the company, having served on the marketing team from 1995-2000 and as an outside consultant in the years since. His return was announced by Jeff Rocha, EAW President. Speck brings with him a deep well of expertise, including keen technical knowledge and finely honed communication/writing skills, which will help him to develop an ongoing strategic vision for marketing EAW.

Rocha states, “It’s very rare in our industry to find a person who can both understand an innovation at the technical level and also communicate that innovation in a compelling, more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA HONORS LIENAU AV ASSOCIATES WITH COVETED PRESIDENT’S AWARD

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STOW, OH, August 1, 2011 — Audio-Technica is pleased to announce that Westchester, Pennsylvania-based Lienau AV Associates, Inc. has been presented with A-T’s prestigious President’s Award. The award was presented by Philip Cajka, Audio-Technica U.S. President and CEO, and Tracy Brefka, Audio-Technica Territory Manager, Professional Products, to Lienau AV Associates Principal Eric Schwartz. The coveted A-T President’s Award was presented at a ceremony during this year’s InfoComm Expo on June 15th in Orlando, Florida.

Eric Schwartz accepted the award, which recognizes a leading manufacturer’s representative for outstanding commitment and dedication during the Audio-Technica 2010/2011 fiscal year. The firm sells Audio-Technica professional products to retailers and sound contractors in eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and southern New Jersey.

Philip Cajka commented, “Lienau AV Associates has been awarded this honor for their strong dedication to sales performance, customer care and the marketing of the A-T brand. The more

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THE RECORDING ACADEMY® PRODUCERS & ENGINEERS WING® PRESENTS MUSIC PRODUCTION ADVOCACY EVENT ON CAPITOL HILL

GRAMMYs on the Hill® Event Titled “On The Record” Brings GRAMMY®-Winning Producers and Members of Congress Together to Discuss Music Industry Issues

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 29, 2011) — On Tuesday, July 26, in a first-of-its-kind event, The Recording Academy® (www.grammy.com) and its Producers & Engineers Wing® brought music producers together with Congressional leaders on Capitol Hill for a day that included meetings, a panel discussion and musical demonstrations. The event addressed important industry issues while also providing insight into the essential role that producers and engineers play in the music recording process. The day’s activities were part of The Academy’s DC-based GRAMMYs on the Hill® initiative.

The broad-based delegation of producers included Adam Anders (Glee), Ray Benson (Asleep at the Wheel, Willie Nelson, Suzy Boguss), Scott Hendricks (Blake Shelton, Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson), Johnny K. (3 Doors Down, Disturbed, Staind), David Kahne (Bangles, Paul McCartney, Regina more

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Chicago’s Uptown Recording Looks to Guitar Center Professional to Fill Its Extensive Equipment List

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WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, July 28, 2011 — Uptown Recording, named for the boom town that blossomed into the entertainment and cultural center of Chicago at the beginning of the 20th century, has been steadily growing since first establishing its roots in the still-thriving neighborhood over 15 years ago. Outgrowing its original basement location, established in 1995, and moving into a state-of-the-art multi-room facility in 2001, Uptown Recording has long considered Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, its go-to source for pro audio equipment as the studio has grown.

“I call on GC Pro because they’ve always had the ability to get anything I wanted. If they didn’t have it, they found it through their network – and at prices that were cheaper than anywhere else,? says more

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Waves Audio Enters into Strategic Partnership with Abbey Road Studios

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KNOXVILLE, TN, July 28, 2011 — Following closely on the heels of the release of the well-received Waves/Abbey Road – The King’s Microphones plugin, Waves Audio, the industry-leading developer of professional audio digital signal processing technologies and the recipient of a 2011 Technical GRAMMY® Award, and Abbey Road Studios, the most famous recording facility in the world, announce a long-term strategic partnership. As part of this relationship, Waves’ R&D department will collaborate closely with Abbey Road Studios’ engineers to create an ongoing series of audio plugins.

Abbey Road Studios has been home to sessions for countless landmark recordings by artists such as The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Hollies, Cliff Richard, Kate Bush, Radiohead, Muse, Oasis, Florence and the Machine and Sting. Its engineers have consistently been at the cutting edge of recording technology. Now, as they team up with Waves, the “Abbey Road more

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SnapAV Enters Surveillance Category with Cameras, DVRs and iPhone / Android Apps; Entire Lineup Supported by Double Money-Back Guarantee

Charlotte, NC – August 4, 2011 – SnapAV (www.snapav.com), a manufacturer and exclusive source of more than 1,000 high-quality solutions for the custom A/V channel in the US and Canada, has entered the surveillance category.

SnapAV’s Wirepath Surveillance line-up consists of 8 cameras (dome and bullet styles at 4 levels of performance)and 3 Digital Video Recorders (2 platforms: basic and advanced) with a free supporting iPhone App (an Android App is on the way). Most of the Wirepath Surveillance products are shipping now.

According to SnapAV Marketing VP Adam Levy, the company spent more time getting input from dealers about surveillance than any other category it has undertaken. Through surveys and collaborative efforts with its Dealer Council, SnapAV learned that presently 89 percent if its dealers use surveillance products, with nearly 60 percent having a surveillance project at least
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