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Sessions on Live Sound to Be Highlighted at 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention

— Live Sound Track events at the 135th AES Show will explore technologies and techniques in live sound, focusing on such topics as acoustics, Broadway theater sound, mic placement, mixing, networked audio distribution and much more —

New York, NY, September 5, 2013 — Always on the leading edge of professional audio, the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention (Thursday, October 17, through Sunday, October 20, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City) will again feature a Live Sound Track of events, bringing a high level of focus to key aspects of live sound, with expertise and insight shared by some of the industry’s top professionals. Reprising their roles as Co-Chairmen of the Live Sound Track for the convention, industry veterans Henry Cohen and Mac Kerr have consistently developed meaningful and significant sessions that draw large audiences including top professionals in the fields of live audio and sound reinforcement.

This year’s Live Sound Track will cover topics both core and emerging, from signal processing, grounding, loudness and metering, to the rapidly evolving domain of networked audio, where several sessions, such as “Audio Distribution Over Networks,” will address systems and protocols like Dante and Audio Video Bridging (AVB).

“The AES Show has always been an invaluable resource for information about both the art and the science of live sound,” observes Henry Cohen, who is also Senior RF Engineer with CP Communications. “Our goal is to provide greater knowledge of the technologies and techniques around live sound and do so with great detail and intensity of focus. All of the sessions offer a good balance between the science and math of live sound coupled with its practical applications. We develop sessions and panels for the Live Sound Track by following industry practices, emerging technologies and online SR forum discussions. Audio-over-networks has become a common method of signal transport, with new protocols and topologies being constantly developed. This Live Sound session, along with several other paper presentations, looks at the competing architectures and practices so the attendee can come away with a better understanding of what might be the best options for their particular needs.”

The roster for this year’s AES Live Sound Track features a mix of cutting-edge new topics and updated familiar subjects. Topics include:

AC Power and Grounding
Audio Distribution over Networks
Sound System Optimization
Speech Intelligibility in Stadiums
Production Wireless Systems: Tips and Tricks from the Experts
Audio for Corporate Presentations

At a time when many pro audio sectors are putting a heightened emphasis on live sound technology, from music to theater to corporate presentations and houses of worship, the AES is expecting a high turnout for these sessions, which run throughout the duration of the convention. If you are a live-sound professional, make the time to stay informed and competitive through these important sessions.

For further detailed information on Live Sound Track presentations and programs, visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/livesound/. For further information on the 135th AES International Convention, please visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/.

Photo Caption 1: Henry Cohen, Co-Chairman for the Live Sound Track at the 135th AES Convention.

Photo Caption 2: Mac Kerr, Co-Chairman for the Live Sound Track at the 135th AES Convention.

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GUITAR CENTER APPOINTS GENE JOLY AS NEW PRESIDENT OF MUSICIAN’S FRIEND

Kevin Kazubowski to succeed Joly as Senior Vice President of Stores for Guitar Center

ANNOUNCEMENT HIGHLIGHTS:

GC veteran Gene Joly appointed to accelerate growth at Musician’s Friend division.
Longtime store ops executive Kevin Kazubowski to succeed Joly as new Senior Vice President of Stores for Guitar Center.

(September 4, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA) – Guitar Center (GC), the world’s largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ and lighting equipment, has named longtime GC executive Gene Joly as the new President of its Musician’s Friend (MF) division. MF is the largest direct-response retailer of musical instruments and professional audio equipment in the U.S. The announcement was made by Mike Pratt, Guitar Center Chief Executive Officer, and further underscores GC’s long-term strategic multi-channel business model.

In his new position, Joly will be responsible for guiding the direction of Musician’s Friend while capitalizing on his extensive experience in merchandising, vendor relations, distribution, supply management and direct marketing. Prior to his appointment, Joly was Guitar Center’s Executive Vice President of Stores, a position he held since 2008. Replacing Gene as the new Senior Vice President of stores will be longtime GC ops vet Kevin Kazubowski.

“There’s no doubt that Gene is the man to lead Musician’s Friend and our Music 123 Business into a bold new direction as 2014 approaches. Over his 38-year career in the M.I. industry, he has earned the respect and trust of our entire organization and countless others across our industry. I’m looking forward to watching Gene put his own unique stamp on the company as its next President, and I wish him continued success.” Mike Pratt – CEO, Guitar Center

“The opportunity to lead Musician’s Friend is both exciting and bittersweet for me. Over the last 5 years, I’ve been hard at work on a host of transformational business projects with the help of an exceptional Guitar Center team. These folks mean a great deal to me. At the same time I relish the opportunity to work with my new MF team, which includes some of the all-time greats from the Medford, OR campus. We’re going to take the direct business to a whole new level.”Gene Joly – President, Musician’s Friend

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AES Educational Foundation Announces 2013 Awards

New York, NY, September 4, 2013 — The Educational Foundation of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) has announced the recipients of the 2013 AES Educational Grants for Graduate Studies in Audio Engineering. The announcement was made by Don Puluse, President of the AES Educational Foundation (AESEF), on behalf of the foundation’s Board of Directors.

Puluse stated, “We began awarding these distinctions in 1984, so this is our 30th year honoring the great potential of our community’s bright minds. The honorees for this landmark year are extraordinary talents, with impressive academic resumes and real-world experience. If this is part of the brain trust that will guide our industry into the next era in audio engineering, I think we are in great hands.”

Two new special grants are being generously provided by HARMAN International Industries to support graduate education in audio. These grants are being awarded to HARMAN Scholars Brecht De Man and Kai Siedenburg. Mr. De Man has undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical engineering from University of Ghent, Belgium, and is studying for his Ph.D. at Queen Mary University of London. Mr. Siedenburg has an M.S. in Mathematics from Humboldt University Berlin, and is a Ph.D. candidate in Music Technology, Department of Music Research, at McGill University. He was previously a Fulbright visiting student at UC Berkeley and did his master’s thesis at University of Vienna.

The Emil Torick Scholar distinction is being given to Kathleen Gray, who is earning an M.A. in Acoustical Studies, specializing in Psychoacoustics, at the Peabody Institute of John Hopkins. She holds a B.M. in Violin Performance from Towson University. The Emil Torick Award honors an outstanding student with exceptional career goals. Former AESEF president Torick, coincidentally, was also a fine violinist.

The John Eargle Award, given annually to a student who excels in both technology and music, is presented to Elizabeth Marston towards her M.M. in Sound Recording at McGill University. Ms. Marston holds a B.A. in Music from Seattle Pacific University and has completed coursework at the Berklee College of Music.

Repeat awards are granted to Areti Andreopoulou and Ross Penniman. Andreopoulou is studying for her Ph.D. in Music Technology at the Steinhardt School of NYU. She has a degree from the University of Athens, Greece, and an M.M. from Steinhardt. Mr. Penniman holds a B.M. and a B.S. from University of Michigan, and will receive an M.S. in Music Engineering Technology from the University of Miami.

Other AES Educational Foundation Awards for Ph.D. studies are offered to Javed Hamza and Rebecca Vos. Mr. Hamza is pursuing a Ph.D. in Speech and Audio Processing from Imperial College London, where he also completed his previous degrees. Ms. Vos has a B.S. in Physics from Manchester University, an M.S. in Audio Acoustics from the University of Salford, and will earn her Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from the University of York.

Other AES Educational Foundation Awards for master’s studies are offered to Kevin Fallis, Charles Holbrow and Marlene Mathews. Kevin Fallis will receive an M.M. in Sound Recording from McGill University, where he also received his B.M. before receiving a Diploma from Vancouver Film School. Charles Holbrow completed his undergraduate studies at U.Mass. Lowell, and will receive a Masters from M.I.T. in Media Arts and Sciences. Marlene Mathews is studying for an M.M. in Music Technology at McGill University. Her previous degree is a B.S. in Computer Science from Long Island University. She also attended Recording Engineers Institute.

The AES Educational Foundation was established in 1984 to encourage talented students to enter the profession of audio engineering. Grants for graduate studies with emphasis on audio topics are awarded annually. Recipients are selected on the basis of demonstrated talent, achievements, goals and recommendations. Since its inception, the AESEF has presented nearly 200 grants at 60 universities worldwide, totaling over seven hundred thousand dollars. Grants have been made possible by contributions from AES, Inc., HARMAN International Industries Inc., the estate of John K. Hilliard, JBL Inc., the Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio, and the families of John Eargle, David Smith and Emil Torick. The AES also receives support from other benefactors such as in-memoriam donors, and individuals and companies that support education in audio. Application forms and additional information are available from the Audio Engineering Society, 60 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10165, USA, or on its web site: www.aes.org/education/foundation/.

Photo Caption: Don Puluse, president of the AES Educational Foundation

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GUITAR CENTER OPENS STORE IN MESA, ARIZONA

New location features on-site lessons, new repair services, and vast inventory selection

ANNOUNCEMENT HIGHLIGHTS:

Guitar Center has opened its 251st store location in the U.S.
Customers can take a “virtual tour” of the store online
GC Garage service will provide a much-needed range of musical instrument repair services
GC Studios, first-ever GC lessons facility in Mesa to support local music scene, is at the store, located at 1652 S. Val Vista Dr., Mesa, AZ 85204

(Los Angeles, CA) – Guitar Center, the world’s largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ and lighting equipment, opened its 251st location, in Mesa, Arizona, on August 1, 2013. The store, located at 1652 S. Val Vista Dr., Mesa, AZ 85204, is also part of a new wave of Guitar Center retail stores that feature lesson spaces, which allows GC to offer additional music lessons, special programs and expanded opportunities for local musicians.

In a first for Guitar Center, customers can preview the Mesa store with an online “virtual tour.” To view, click on Mesa’s Google listing page at https://plus.google.com/108704360942360682486/about?gl=us&hl=en, then click “See Inside” near the page’s bottom right. Use your keyboard’s arrows to navigate through the store.

MESA STORE LOCATION BACKGROUNDER:

Vast Product Selection and Low Prices – Guitar Center Mesa brings an unprecedented selection of products to Mesa, all backed by Guitar Center’s guarantee and available at attractive prices. The store features the latest in guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments and keyboards, as well as live sound, DJ, lighting and recording equipment.
Guitar Center Studios – Deeply vested in expanding and enhancing the local music scene, Guitar Center Mesa also brings Guitar Center Studios to the new location.. The fully-equipped, in-house lesson space is giving area residents of all ages and skill levels access to affordable music lessons. Sourcing locally trained store employees as certified instructors, courses will be offered on guitar, bass, keys and drums, as well as vocals and recording techniques using Pro Tools, Logic Pro and GarageBand.
Guitar Center Garage – Guitar Center Mesa includes GC Garage, the store’s on-site guitar repair service, offering a host of services, including electronics repair, hardware customization, fretwork, structural repairs, cosmetic enhancements, setup and maintenances.

Guitar Center Mesa: Additional In-Store Programs and Opportunities Include:

Guitar Center’s “Endless Aisle” – Mesa customers can now shop from Guitar Center’s new multi-channel “endless aisle,” which extends the in-store inventory to over $400 million in new and used products from across the nation. Shoppers will be able to purchase in-store, online and via phone, with the option to have products shipped to their home or to the store for convenient pick up.
At: Guitar Center Programs – Throughout the calendar year, Guitar Center Mesa will host an array of free events, such as artist workshops, lessons, product launches and performances, as a part of the company’s ongoing commitment to educating and assisting unsigned artists. These programs aim to provide musicians with the opportunities and exposure essential to achieving their music goals.
Recording Made Easy – Available at all Guitar Center locations, the Recording Made Easy program is a four-week, user-friendly series of weekly classes occurring Saturdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

In addition to special programs at the new Mesa store, Guitar Center offers year-round programs designed to spearhead creativity and highlight promising undiscovered talent. Mesa residents will now be able to participate in these ongoing events from their hometown. Programs have included Your Next Record, Guitar Center On-Stage, Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter, Guitar Center’s Battle of the Blues and Guitar Center’s Drum-Off.

Guitar Center Mesa Store and Studio Hours
Mon-Sat: 10 AM-8 PM
Sun: 11 AM-6 PM

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Upcoming 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention to Offer Expanded and Highly Focused Broadcast and Streaming Sessions

— New panels for this year’s show reflect key current trends in broadcasting and streaming, including the weather event-inspired “Broadcasting During Disasters” and the future of sound attached to 4K video —

— Topics from previous panels also reflect changes in the industry, such as last year’s examination of the loudness issue for television broadcasting, this year broadened to encompass radio and streaming applications, and the Facility Design rubric looking at new ESPN broadcast facilities in Connecticut and Qatar —

New York, NY, August 13, 2013 — Always at the cutting edge of key trends in broadcast sound and streaming audio, the Broadcast and Streaming Sessions at the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention (Thursday, October 17, through Sunday, October 20, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City) will bring an intense focus on key frontiers in professional audio. Reprising his role for the 27th year as Chairman of Broadcast and Streaming Sessions, David Bialik has consistently developed meaningful and significant sessions that draw standing-room-only crowds.

This year’s broadcast/streaming sessions are the most exciting yet, offering a look at the implications of how new technologies will affect broadcast and streaming audio, such as “Audio For 4K TV,” and “Broadcasting During Disasters,” a look at how the close-to-home strike of Hurricane Sandy last year impacted news and other broadcast operations, as well as updated iterations of longstanding issues facing the industry, such as loudness and maintenance.

“As always, what we’re doing is taking key issues and technologies in the broadcast and streaming domains and looking at them closely and intensely, but in a way that’s as relevant and accessible as possible to the greatest number of people,” explains Bialik, who also works as the Project Manager for Streaming Operations at CBS Radio in New York City. “We make a special effort to develop mini-tracks focused on topic-related issues,” he says. “For example, attendees will find groupings of events on Troubleshooting, Audio for TV, and Radio & Streaming, which are virtually crash courses on these issues. We strive to make them interesting and entertaining, but still keeping the information at the highest level. And we strongly emphasize that these events are discussions of technologies and techniques, not sales presentations. The AES Convention continues to serve as an essential destination for the serious audio professional.”

The sessions for this year’s AES Broadcast/Streaming series are a mix of cutting-edge new topics and updated familiar ones. Events include:

“Broadcasting during Disaster” – “How Hurricane Sandy impacted the ability of broadcasters to quickly respond with accurate, timely life-safety information,” says Bialik.
“Is it time to retire the MP3 protocol for Streaming?” — “The MP3 format has been around a long time now,” he says. “The key point we’re going to focus on is, is backwards compatibility holding up future progress?”
“Audio for Mobile TV” and “Streaming and the Mobile Initiative,” which both look at the issues audio faces as it moves into the mobile landscape. “Today, cars are being designed to be compatible with mobile phones, not the other way around,” says Bialik. “The tail is wagging the dog.”
Other sessions include timely and relevant topics, including focuses on “Audio for 4K TV,” “Listener Fatigue and Retention,” “Television Loudness and Metadata,” “HTML5 and Streaming,” “Modern Audio Transportation Techniques for Remote Broadcasts,” “Hardware Troubleshooting Basics,” “Technology and Storytelling: How Can We Best Use The Tools Available To Tell Our Stories,” “Facility Design” and “Loudness Control for Radio and Internet Streaming.”

“This year’s Broadcast/Streaming Sessions will be as good as any that David has assembled in over a quarter century of keeping these topics at the cutting edge, and then some,” observes Bob Moses, Executive Director of the Audio Engineering Society. “Attendees will be drawn to these sessions by their compelling and timely topics and David’s elegant assemblage of technical talent on each carefully thought-out panel, and they will come away with new information about technologies and techniques that will help them take their own careers further.”

For further information on the 135th AES International Convention, please visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/.

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Waves Audio Introduces MultiRack Version 9.5

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, August 8, 2013 — Waves Audio’s MultiRack software has grown into the industry’s leading live sound plugin host. Waves now kicks things up a notch with the introduction of MultiRack Version 9.5.

MultiRack 9.5 includes a variety of new features to enhance the user experience and workflow – for instance, an improved, streamlined graphic interface; the capability to record to two computers simultaneously; 1000 snapshot support for DiGiCo consoles; and best of all, the ability to run Waves Signature Series plugins, from Chris Lord-Alge, Tony Maserati, Jack Joseph Puig, Eddie Kramer and Manny Marroquin, on any MultiRack Native or SoundGrid system.*

MultiRack 9.5 Features:

Improved, more responsive GUI
Record to two computers simultaneously
Load up to 1000 snapshots
Run Waves Signature Series plugins
Support for the upcoming DiGiGrid MGO & MGB MADI-to-SoundGrid interfaces
Waves OneKnob Wetter and Q-Clone plugins now MultiRack compatible
Chris Lord-Alge, Tony Maserati, Jack Joseph Puig and Eddie Kramer* Signature Series plugins added to SoundGrid Pro and SoundGrid Pro SD7 bundles

*Manny Marroquin Signature Series and Eddie Kramer Guitar Channel plugins not yet SoundGrid-compatible

Visit www.waves.com for more information.

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Audio-Technica Honors On the Road Marketing with President’s Award

STOW, OH, August 7, 2013 — Audio-Technica, a leading manufacturer of wired and wireless microphones, headphones and accessory products for over 50 years, is pleased to announce that Nyack, New York-based On the Road Marketing has been presented with A-T’s prestigious President’s Award, for their work representing Audio-Technica U.S. On the Road Marketing’s Principal Doug Brown accepted the award, which recognizes a leading manufacturer’s representative for outstanding commitment and dedication during the Audio-Technica 2012/2013 fiscal year. The award was presented by Philip Cajka, Audio-Technica U.S. President and C.E.O., and Michael Edwards, A-T V.P. Professional Products. Also representing On the Road Marketing were Justin Walker, Chris Grajewski, Jon Stafford and Jason Longobardo. On the Road’s Frank Portalatin was absent. The A-T President’s Award was presented at a ceremony during the 2013 InfoComm Expo on June 12 in Orlando, Florida.

Phil Cajka commented, “On the Road Marketing has been awarded this honor for their continued dedication to sales, customer care and the marketing of the A-T brand. Their team has a vast base of knowledge and experience in the audio industry. We are proud to give them this honor, and extremely grateful for their hard work and continued service.”

For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com.

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Photo Caption: Pictured L-R: On the Road Marketing’s Justin Walker, Sales, and Chris Grajewski, Sales; Michael Edwards, Audio-Technica V.P. Professional Products; On the Road’s Doug Brown, Principal; Philip Cajka, A-T U.S. President and C.E.O.; and On the Road’s Jon Stafford, Sales, and Jason Longobardo, Sales. Photo by Corey Walthall, Clyne Media Inc.

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51st International AES Conference to Focus on Loudspeakers and Headphones

— The Audio Engineering Society offers first conference emphasizing loudspeaker and headphone technology and design —

— AES continues to reaffirm its position as the preeminent global resource for the exchange and dissemination of information in the audio community —

New York, NY, August 6, 2013 — Following the highly successful 50th International Conference in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, which focused on audio education, the Audio Engineering Society (AES) will hold its 51st International Conference in Helsinki, Finland, August 21-24, 2013. The conference will feature a first-ever program dedicated to Loudspeakers and Headphones and the technologies associated with their design and performance. This event will bring together top names in the industry for four days of in-depth programs, sessions and tutorials, kicking-off with the keynote address given by Genelec Founder and Chairman Ilpo Martikainen on the evolution and history of the loudspeaker as we know it today.

Driven by today’s changing landscape of portable audio devices, advances in digital signal processing and improved measurement technology, both miniature transducers, as well as full range systems, are seeing the benefits of the latest research and advances in speaker design and manufacturing technology. This AES Conference, chaired by Juha Backman (Nokia Corporation), will feature presentations by key industry professionals including Sennheiser’s Axel Grell speaking on the topic “Headphones – From Alexander Graham Bell to a Mass Phenomenon,” and Linkwitz Lab’s Siegfried Linkwitz addressing his mission of “Finding the Prototype for Stereo Loudspeakers.” Additional tutorials on a wide range of related topics will be presented by Wolfgang Klippel (Klippel GmbH), Peter Larsen (LOUDSOFT), John Richards (Oxford Digital), Simon Woollard (Prism Sound), Lars Risbo (Texas Instruments), and Anthony Waldron (Audio EMC). These will cover topics ranging from loudspeaker data, design and optimization, to loudspeaker analysis and powered amplification.

Additional program topics, registration and travel information may be found at http://www.aes.org/conferences/51/.

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AES’s First Conference Focusing on Audio Education Draws Attendees from All Over the Globe

— The Audio Engineering Society’s first conference dedicated specifically to audio education focused on teaching methods, instructional resources, learning outcomes, technical operations, industry relations, and related topics impacting all aspects of professional audio education —

— Event was held July 25-27, 2013, at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee —

New York, NY, August 1, 2013 — The Audio Engineering Society (AES) recently wrapped its 50th International Conference, its first dedicated specifically to audio education. The conference took place July 25-27, 2013, at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where more than 140 educators and industry representatives met to exchange ideas and experiences. Attendance far surpassed the organizers’ initial expectations, with attendees traveling to Murfreesboro from twenty-five U.S. states and twelve countries, including Korea, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. The event also for the first time included a significant focus on live sound as a component of a pro audio education curriculum, a fact underscored by the event’s keynote address delivered by Bob McCarthy, Senior Education Consultant at Meyer Sound, who gave an informative and entertaining presentation on the history of the live sound industry.

The three-day conference focused on teaching methods, instructional resources, learning outcomes, technical operations, industry relations and related topics that impact the theoretical and practical aspects of professional audio education. Conference co-chairs Michael Fleming and Bill Crabtree organized a number of after-hours events in Murfreesboro and nearby Nashville, including an opening-day banquet dinner, a studio crawl with behind-the-scenes tours at Ocean Way Studios and historic RCA Studio B, a reception at the former RCA Studio A (now operating as Ben’s Studio, owned by Ben Folds) and a Lower Broadway honky-tonk outing.

Michael Fleming stated, “Our goals with this conference were to stimulate dialogue among members of the audio teaching community and between the pro-audio industry and academia, so that there might be a greater sense of understanding and confidence in our respective missions. In many ways, the profession of teaching professional audio from an academic and practical point of view is very young, and we think this conference was a giant step toward helping establishing a sense of community, as well as shared standards and awareness of the different directions and emphases these programs can have. Clearly there are three sets of beneficiaries from this work: audio students, audio faculty and our peers in industry.”

The conference’s experts addressed attendees through paper presentations, workshops and discussions. The published conference proceedings contain over 30 peer-reviewed papers, including historical perspectives, survey instruments, case-studies and recommendations for educational resource management and development. In addition, eight workshops and tutorials touched on topics including pedagogy; instructional resources; internships; critical-listening and ear-training; partnerships with industry and professional organizations; learning outcomes and academic standards, accreditation and program administration.

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GUITAR CENTER ANNOUNCES NEW VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNICATIONS AND CORPORATE AFFAIRS

Milestone Appointment of Christopher Ian Bennett comes as part of Guitar Center’s new communications strategy and media policy

ANNOUNCEMENT HIGHLIGHTS:

Christopher Ian Bennett named as first Vice President, Communications & Corporate Affairs in company history. Brings more than 15 years experience in Corporate Communications to GC.
Guitar Center is breaking away from previous media strategy and introducing a more press-friendly policy this fall.
Additionally, Bennett’s previous experience in Government Relations, Corporate Social Responsibility and Investor Relations will compliment the development of a new corporate affairs division.

(Los Angeles, CA) – Guitar Center, the world’s largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ and lighting equipment, has appointed Christopher Ian Bennett to the newly created position of Vice President, Communications and Corporate Affairs. This announcement comes as part of a new set of initiatives at GC, which includes a formalized and dedicated communications/corporate affairs department. In his previous role, Bennett led Best Buy Canada’s Corporate Communications department under Mike Pratt, now Guitar Center’s new Chief Executive Officer. A graduate of a Performing Arts School in Canada, Bennett’s passion for music and new media make him the ideal candidate to lead the new communications strategy for Guitar Center.

In his new role, Bennett will be responsible for the overall internal and external communications strategy of the entire GC organization and affiliated brands, working to drive a clear and singular message. Working closely with GC’s current PR agency partners, Clyne Media and Filter Creative, Bennett will be the new spokesperson for the organization and will play a more active role in communicating directly with the media than ever before.

“The Guitar Center story is an extraordinary one that fuses an iconic success history in retail with an exciting vision for its future leading the MI industry. We have a great opportunity in front of us to work more closely with the press through a more transparent and open level of communication with them,” stated Christopher Bennett, Vice President, Communications & Corporate Affairs.

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About Christopher Bennett
To review Christopher’s career bio and communications background, please visit his LinkedIn profile page online: www.linkedin.com/in/christopherianbennett – media@guitarcenter.com

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