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Recording Academy Producers and 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 Spektor) and Matt Serletic (Santana/Rob Thomas, Matchbox Twenty, Collective Soul) and met with a cross-section of Congressional leadership including Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Rep. Howard Coble (R-N.C.), Chair and Vice Chair, respectively of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet. The group also met with Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.), Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) and Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.). Discussions focused on intellectual property, performance rights, the economic and cultural importance of music, and the changing landscape of the recording industry. more

Rick Plushner Appointed to the Position of Vice President, Guitar Center Professional

Coinciding with its 10th anniversary and a record-breaking sales year reflecting ongoing growth and expansion, Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, announces the appointment of Rick Plushner to the position of Vice President, effective immediately.

Plushner joined the Guitar Center organization in September 2005 as General Manager of GC Pro. At that time, the GC Pro division employed 18 staff members. His directive was to grow GC Pro’s sales force and develop the infrastructure to enable GC Pro to work in tandem with Guitar Center stores. Rick was promoted to Director of Sales in 2006 and then Director of the division in 2008. Over the past six years, GC Pro has grown into a profitable division with four times the sales that it had in 2005, as well as a team of 75 employees. more

Guitar Center Professional’s Sterling Microphone Sweepstakes Giveaway Is Up and Running

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— As part of its ongoing sweepstakes series, GC Pro highlights Sterling’s ST69 microphone, a $1199.00 value —

Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, has launched its latest online sweepstakes at www.gcpro.com. The new contest, featuring a Sterling ST69 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone, is now live and will run through September 30, 2011, shortly after which a brand new contest will begin.

Several times a year, GC Pro management selects one particular product from a high-end gear manufacturer to feature on the website and give away as that sweepstakes prize. This latest contest features a Sterling ST69 microphone, a $1199.00 value. The ST69 is an excellent choice for recording engineers and musicians looking for a superior studio microphone. A combination of new and traditional technology, blended with Sterling’s Disk Resonator™ system, yields wide frequency response and quick transient response without sacrificing warmth and tone. It is ideal for capturing the full, detailed sound of vocals, acoustic and electric instruments, and drums. And its precision-machined, brushed stainless-steel finish complements the ST69′s technical brilliance. more

Waves Audio Introduces Updated SoundGrid for DiGiCo Consoles

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KNOXVILLE, TN, July 26, 2011 — Waves Audio, the industry-leading developer of professional audio digital signal processing technologies and the recipient of a 2011 Technical GRAMMY® Award, announces updated SoundGrid capability for consoles from DiGiCo, the renowned U.K.-based manufacturer of some of the world’s most popular, successful and groundbreaking digital mixing consoles. The update, SoundGrid Version 2, features dual engine support for DiGiCo SD7 consoles running Waves V8 plugins. more

D&M Professional 2011 InfoComm Press Kit

http://www.clynemedia.com/D_and_M/InfoComm_2011/index.html

DENON® PROFESSIONAL NOW OFFERS ITS DBP-2012UDCIP AND DBP-1611UDP UNIVERSAL AUDIO/VIDEO BLU-RAY PLAYERS

DENON® PROFESSIONAL SHOWCASES ITS DN-450R AND DN-F650R SOLID-STATE AUDIO RECORDERS

DENON® PROFESSIONAL OFFERS DN-C620 AND DN-C640 CD PLAYERS more

Genelec 2011 InfoComm Press Kit

http://www.clynemedia.com/genelec/InfoComm_2011/index.html

GENELEC EXHIBITS ITS 4000 SERIES TWO-WAY ACTIVE MONITORS AT INFOCOMM 2011

GENELEC DISPLAYS ACTIVE IN-WALL, ON-WALL AND IN-CELING LOUDSPEAKERS AS PART OF ITS RANGE OF ARCHITECTURAL SOLUTIONS

GENELEC OFFERS THE AIWS5041A ACTIVE IN-WALL SUBWOOFER AS PART OF ITS RANGE OF ARCHITECTURAL SOLUTIONS more

Audio-Technica 2011 InfoComm Press Kit

http://www.clynemedia.com/audiotechnica/InfoComm_2011/index.html

AUDIO-TECHNICA DISPLAYS SPECTRAPULSE® MTU301 BODY-PACK TRANSMITTER
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AUDIO-TECHNICA OFFERS BP893cW MicroEarset HEADWORN MICROPHONE WITH 2000 AND 3000 SERIES WIRELESS SYSTEMS
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The Sound of Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts Shines with EAW Loudspeakers

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Inspired by Paris one century ago, the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) 2011 is a month-long cultural celebration that began April 7, bringing together the worlds of dance, music, visual arts, theater, film and literature. The PIFA 2011 events take place across several Center City locations. “Styling a Second Empire: A Light and Sound Experience,” located adjacent to Philadelphia’s historic City Hall, is an outdoor visual experience that included a soundtrack delivered by an EAW® line array speaker system. Saben Shawhan, senior A/V systems consultant with Philadelphia consulting firm Metropolitan Acoustics, LLC, designed the audio system, and Starlite Productions of Moorestown, New Jersey, provided technical and logistical support. more

Musician’s Friend to Relocate to California

Guitar Center, Inc. today announced plans to relocate the operations of its Musician’s Friend, Inc. business that are currently located in Medford, Oregon, to Southern California early in 2012. Musician’s Friend will continue to operate in Medford through the end of 2011.

“Our customers increasingly appreciate our ability to serve them across our various brands through every potential channel – in-store, online, or from a smart phone or a call center. This relocation will enable us to have our e-commerce experts working side-by-side with our retail experts for the benefit of our customers,” said Greg Trojan, Chief Executive Officer of Guitar Center.

Facilities operated by Musician’s Friend in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Kansas City, Missouri, are unaffected by the relocation. Musician’s Friend had previously announced that the lease on its current facility in South Bend, Indiana, expires in February 2012, and that future plans were being evaluated. more

Genelec 2011 NAB Press Kit

http://www.clynemedia.com/genelec/NAB_4_11/index.html

GENELEC DISPLAYS ITS 1238CF TRI-AMPLIFIED DSP MONITORING SYSTEM
Genelec (booth C1332), the world’s longstanding pioneer in active monitoring, is displaying its 1238CF Tri-Amplified DSP Monitoring System at NAB 2011. The 1238CF is a compact three-way DSP monitoring loudspeaker including a slim speaker enclosure, two eight-inch (210-mm) long-throw bass drivers, a five-inch (130-mm) proprietary Genelec midrange driver and a one-inch (25-mm) metal dome tweeter, multiple power amplifiers, digital signal processing (DSP) circuitry and active, low-level crossovers. Designed for medium-sized control rooms, this system is ideal for music recording studios, project studios, film and video postproduction and broadcast monitoring. The 1238CF is compatible with proprietary Genelec Loudspeaker Manager™ (GLM™) control software, Version 1.4.0, and can be combined with Genelec 8200/7200 Series products in the same control network. more

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