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Ben Folds, Up For AES Convention Conversation

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NEW YORK: The 131st AES Convention will host a rare one-on-one interview with international recording star Ben Folds. Set for Friday, October 21, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm, at the Jacob Javits Center, the wide-ranging dialogue will cover Folds’ career, creative influences, collaborations and, his perspective on today’s music business. Folds will also discuss (and play cuts from) his new 3-CD career retrospective, “Best Imitation of Myself.”

In 1997, worldwide sales of two million+ copies of their Whatever And Ever Amen CD, and hit ballad, Brick, rocketed Ben Folds Five to international prominence, Continuing hits like Rockin’ the Suburbs and Landed; his 2010 Lonely Avenue collaboration with noted author Nick (About A Boy) Hornsby; and regular appearances as a judge on NBC’s hit a cappella series The Sing-Off, keep Folds in the public eye. more

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 Director of the Memphis Chapter. “The region we serve is overflowing with musical talent and entrepreneurs eager to learn more and gain a competitive advantage in such a rapidly changing industry. With such a positive response and attendance for the inaugural GRAMMY GPS event, we look forward to hosting the conference as an annual Chapter event.” more

Sennheiser Shines on the Creative Arts Emmy Red Carpet

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Los Angeles—September 22, 2011: At this year’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards show, audio specialist Sennheiser was tapped to capture the “glamorous” sound bites from the bustling red carpet for one of the entertainment industry’s leading crew-centric magazines, Sound & Picture.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded the 2010-2011 Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards for programs and individual achievements at the 63rd Emmy Awards presentation at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. Included among the presentations were Emmy Awards for Outstanding Sound Mixing Achievement in a One Hour Comedy or Drama Series and Outstanding Music Composition in a Miniseries, Movie or a Special. For the evening’s events, Sound & Picture looked to the new MKH 8060 shotgun microphone, equipped with the MZD 8000 digital output module, to capture the vibrancy of the red carpet. While the digital microphone more

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.” more

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 Latin America since April 2010 and has developed strong relationships throughout the region. In her new role as Sales and Marketing Manager for Latin America, Eisaman will work to develop and grow the distribution of Audio-Technica products in Latin America. more

Saudi Arabia Building Out TV and Radio Network Using Jampro Antenna Systems

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Sacramento, CA – The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Culture and Industry (MOCI) has selected Jampro Antennas of Sacramento, CA to furnish turnkey broadband DVB-T antenna solutions to a twelve-site network as well as supply FM antenna systems and related RF components. Alex M. Perchevitch, Jampro president, released details of the significant project from headquarters today.

MOCI specified Jampro model JUHD UHF broadband antenna systems to accommodate the digital video broadcasting side of the project. Jampro Proline rigid transmission line and associated accessories round out the system. more

Jampro Antennas Partners With Mectronica

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Sacramento, CA — Jampro Antennas, Inc. – the oldest antenna company in North America with over 50 years experience, and Mectrônica – the largest and most experienced antenna manufacturer and contractor in Brazil, have partnered to offer the Brazilian market unprecedented service and efficiency, especially regarding Digital TV projects. Alex M. Perchevitch, Jampro president, announced details from headquarters in Sacramento, CA, USA.

“Jampro is dedicated to supporting our customers with quality products and the highest level of service,” Perchevitch stated. “Joining forces with Mectrônica combines the power of American manufacturing with an intense understanding of the Brazilian market. Together we offer an unparalleled resource able to evaluate needs and provide the most advanced, appropriate, and cost-effective solutions for digital TV.” more

John Varvatos uses VOX Amplification as inspiration for Fall 2011 tee shirt design

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–American award-winning high fashion menswear designer, John Varvatos, features classic VOX
logo on new tee shirt–

September 19, 2011, New York, NY –– VOX Amplification is the new fashion — literally! An early iteration of the legendary VOX “crown” logo is the inspiration for an exclusive tee shirt design in the fall 2011 collection by John Varvatos – USA. The custom burn out tee is made from ultra-soft, super lightweight, sandblasted cotton, featuring a grey VOX logo on the front, with a printed slogan on the back. more

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 planned to install in the new studios. Outpost found a great resource in Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users. more

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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