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THE RECORDING ACADEMY ® MEMPHIS CHAPTER TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL GRAMMY® GPS: A ROADMAP FOR TODAY’S MUSIC BIZ

Event To Be Held In Conjunction With Plug In Memphis: Indie Music Expo

MEMPHIS, TENN., (Sept. 22, 2011)— The Recording Academy® Memphis Chapter will present GRAMMY® GPS: A Roadmap For Today’s Music Biz from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Stax Music Academy (926 East McLemore Avenue) in Memphis, Tennessee. The all-day professional education event will feature panels and workshops, providing current industry tools and information for all music makers and a keynote address by Glassnote Entertainment Group founder/CEO Daniel Glass. The event will be held in conjunction with the Memphis Music Foundation’s Plug In Memphis: Indie Music Expo, which will take place at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

“GRAMMY GPS is a highly relevant professional development opportunity that illustrates The Recording Academy’s dedication to offering quality development events for artists, labels, managers and other music makers,” said Jon Hornyak Senior Executive more

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EAW® Mourns the Loss of Moray McMillin

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Whitinsville, MA, USA, September 22, 2011 – EAW® announces the passing of Moray McMillin, a concert touring veteran and EAW Application Support Group Representative for the EMEA region. He passed away at age 58 after a long battle with cancer. McMillin was a strong presence in touring sound for several decades, and he flourished in his subsequent role at EAW. He is sorely missed by the EAW family and the professional audio industry as a whole.

“We are all just devastated,? said EAW President Jeff Rocha. “Moray was one of the unforgettable characters that make up this industry and a consummate professional. He was a true friend, one of those people you can’t help but want to spend time with. So full of life… I’m heartbroken.?

Moray McMillin was born on July 20, 1953, in Hertfordshire, England. The mid-seventies saw Moray start his more

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Wharfedale Introduces Its Ultra-High-End Jade Series Loudspeakers to the U.S.

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— Home Theater and Music Speakers Combine Wharfedale’s Latest Advances in Acoustic Technologies with Superb Craftsmanship —

Hopedale, MA, Sept 21, 2011 — Sound Import, LLC, exclusive U.S. distributor for the Wharfedale brand of dynamic loudspeakers, is introducing the Wharfedale Jade Series loudspeakers to the U.S. market. The Jade Series features a complete lineup of home theater and music loudspeakers that utilize the company’s latest acoustic engineering and materials technologies to deliver exceptional performance. Stunning in appearance with furniture-grade, meticulously crafted enclosures and finishes, the seven models include the Jade-1 and Jade-3 stand-mounted monitors, the Jade-5 and Jade-7 floorstanding towers, the Jade-C1 and Jade-C2 center-channel speakers and the Jade-SR wall-mountable surround speaker. Prices range from $1,199 to $4,199 per pair in matte finish.

“Jade series loudspeakers are designed to offer more than just ‘hi-fi’ reproduction,? said Peter Comeau, Wharfedale more

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Audio-Technica U.S. Appoints New Personnel to Its Latin American Sales Team

— Alexandre Algranti and Mary Eisaman named to Sales and Marketing positions for Brazil (Algranti) and Latin America (Eisaman) —

STOW, OH, September 21, 2011 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, announces two appointments to its Latin American sales team, reflecting the company’s continued dedication to meeting the needs of multiple markets in Latin America. Mary Eisaman has been named Sales and Marketing Manager for Latin America. She will be responsible for all countries in Central and South America except for Brazil. Alexandre (Alex) Algranti has been named Sales and Marketing Director for Brazil. The announcement was made by Audio-Technica U.S. President and CEO Philip Cajka.

Mary Eisaman joined Audio-Technica in 2008, and has served the company since then in a variety of roles, most recently as Sales Support Manager. She has been directly involved in the sales and marketing efforts for more

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VOX USA Announces the “Show Us Your VOX? Contest

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— Guitarists can enter to win a VT20+ guitar amplifier in new photo contest —

VOX USA has announced the new “Show Us Your VOX? consumer contest running September 16-30, 2011. U.S. residents over 18 years old can enter the contest by submitting an image of themselves with their VOX gear.

Entries will be judged on the following criteria: originality, VOX content, creativity and entertainment value. The winner will be awarded a VOX VT20+ guitar amplifier (retail value $280). Specific rules, restrictions and requirements can be found on the entry page.

Please visit http://www.voxamps.com/us/promos for more information and to enter.

Part of the VOX Valvetronix VT+ Series, the VT20+ guitar amp incorporates the acclaimed VOX Valve Reactor circuit for true tube sound. It delivers the perfect fusion of great tube amp tone and cutting-edge modeling technology. Players can call upon more

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Guitar Center Professional Helps New York’s Outpost Digital Outfit New Post Production Suites

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— Five new high-end audio post studios are a key part of the facility’s expansion, and GC Pro sourced most of the new hardware and software and provided consulting and guidance to integrate the new equipment seamlessly with Outpost’s existing gear —

Outpost Digital, a leading New York City audio and video post production company whose clients include Dodge, Champion, ESPN, Cingular, IKEA and others, recently completed a significant expansion of its facilities on Manhattan’s lower West Side. Thirteen new post suites were added in newly available space on the same floor as the company’s existing facility, five of which are full-service audio post studios. This substantial expansion required careful consideration of new technologies and products that would keep Outpost on the leading edge but also integrate easily and smoothly with existing equipment that the company more

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Korg USA Supports Next Generation of Musicians

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— Company sponsors two leading youth music programs —

Korg USA recently partnered with two high-profile youth music programs – School of Rock (SoR) and Camp Jam – for kids and young adults. These new partnerships are the first of Korg USA’s year-long campaign to support music-making and educational programs for young people.

Camp Jam is a rock and roll music program for children and adults. Korg USA was a gear sponsor for the program’s songwriting contest. Acclaimed artists/teachers are also instructing students at Camp Jam 2011 using VOX and Blackstar amplifiers, Korg digital pianos and VOX guitars supplied by Korg USA. The contest winners, campers and instructors are all enjoying the new gear. “Our Camp Jam programs are designed to give kids insight and a head start on their music interests and potential careers,? said more

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Award-Winning Country Music Artist Clay Walker Officially Endorses Audio-Technica Microphones

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— Platinum-selling performer Clay Walker now uses the acclaimed Audio-Technica 5000 Series Wireless System with the T5400 handheld microphone, while his backup singers use A-T’s Artist Elite® AE4100 wired dynamic microphones —

Award winning country music artist Clay Walker is now an official endorser of microphones from Audio-Technica, a leading manufacturer of wired and wireless microphones, headphones and accessory products. Since the beginning of this year, Walker and his backing vocalists have used A-T microphones during their touring performances across the U.S. and Canada. For Walker, who has won Radio & Records Best New Male Artist, Top New Male Vocalist from the Academy of Country Music and Country Song Roundups’ Best New Male Vocalist Awards, the A-T 5000 Series Frequency-agile True Diversity UHF Wireless system and AEW-T5400a handheld transmitter are the perfect combination of nuanced sound and reliable performance night after night. And more

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Guitar Center Professional Provides the Right Advice and Equipment for the House-of-Worship Market

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— The house-of-worship market is a core competency for GC Pro Account Managers like Tampa-based Mick Hall, who helped make sure that the Knanaya Catholic Congress of Central Florida and Sebring, Florida’s Grace Bible Church both got exactly the technologies they needed —

Every house of worship has its own particular needs, and Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, knows how to meet those criteria better than anyone else. Recently, at the newly opened Sacred Heart Community Center facility at the Knanaya Catholic Congress of Central Florida in Valrico, Florida, and at the Grace Bible Church in Sebring, Florida, the team from GC Pro’s Tampa location designed and supervised the installation of new live sound, acoustical treatment and lighting systems. Notable products included JBL VRX-928 more

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Sound Import, LLC, Merges with Taiga, LLC, to form New Company, Taiga Sound Import, LLC

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— Sound Import – U.S. Importer of Wharfedale Loudspeakers – Merges with Taiga, North American Importer of Quad Electroacoustics, to Offer Dealers and Customers Unprecedented Line of High Performance Loudspeakers and Audio Electronics —

Sound Import, LLC, U.S. importer of the Wharfedale brand of dynamic loudspeakers, and Taiga, LLC, North American importer of Quad Electroacoustics electronic and electrostatic loudspeakers, formally announced their merger effective October 1st, and will henceforth be known as Taiga Sound Import, LLC (TSI).

This merger brings together two of the world’s oldest, most established and respected audio brands, creating an unparalleled portfolio of products and marketing services for their key dealer partners and customers. The extensive range of Wharfedale loudspeakers and Quad Electroacoustics products are both manufactured by International Audio Group, Ltd. (IAG).

Walter Schofield, VP of Sales and Marketing of TSI, stated, “Wharfedale and Quad are often more

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