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Herbie Hancock to be new namesake for Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA
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Herbie Hancock to be new namesake for Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA

Los Angeles, California -The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA will be known as the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA effective Jan. 1, 2019. The change is in line with a decision by the Washington, D.C.-based Thelonious Mo …

Yamaha Names Michelle Guzman as Director of Its In-house Creative Agency
Yamaha Names Michelle Guzman as Director of Its In-house Creative Agency

Buena Park, California -Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) announced that Michelle Guzman has joined the company as director of Studio 60, the company’s in-house creative agency for Yamaha musical instruments and audio/visual products. Guzman reports directly …

Announcement: Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz
Douglas Kirkland
Announcement: Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz

Washington, District of Columbia -The Board of Trustees of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz announced today that effective January 1, 2019 the Institute will become the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz.The decision was made following a request by representatives of …

Carnegie Hall Names Concert Series the Joyce and George T. Wein Shape of Jazz Series in Recognition of $1 Million Gift by George Wein
Carnegie Hall Names Concert Series the Joyce and George T. Wein Shape of Jazz Series in Recognition of $1 Million Gift by George Wein

New York, New York -Series Kicks Off This Saturday, November 10, in Zankel Hall With Sold-Out Performance by the Dafnis Prieto Big Band Carnegie Hall today announced that in recognition of a gift of $1 million from legendary jazz prod …

EFF Wins DMCA Exemption Petitions for Tinkering With Echos and Repairing Appliances, But New Circumvention Rules Still Too Narrow To Benefit Most Technology Users
EFF Wins DMCA Exemption Petitions for Tinkering With Echos and Repairing Appliances, But New Circumvention Rules Still Too Narrow To Benefit Most Technology Users

Washington, District of Columbia -Library of Congress Denied Petition for Exemption Permitting Repair of All Software-Enabled Devices The Electronic Frontier Foundation won petitions submitted to the Library of Congress that will make it easier for people to legall …

Smithsonian Announces 2019 as the Year of Music
Smithsonian Announces 2019 as the Year of Music

-Institution-wide Initiative To Feature 365 Days of Music The Smithsonian announced at its Board of Regents’ annual public forum that 2019 will be the Smithsonian Year of Music. The announcement featured musical per …

Sweetwater Announces $76.4M Expansion, Addition of 1000+ New Jobs
Sweetwater Announces $76.4M Expansion, Addition of 1000+ New Jobs

Fort Wayne, Indiana -Sweetwater Sound is expanding its operations and investing $76.4 million dollars into two new facilities on its 163-acre Fort Wayne campus. The move will add 1,009 new jobs over the next five years. Sweetwater will construct a new, …

Yamaha and Hanoi National University of Education Sign MOU
Yamaha and Hanoi National University of Education Sign MOU

Hanoi / Hà Nội, Hà Nội, Vietnam -Yamaha Music Vietnam Company Limited signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on August 30, 2018 with Hanoi National University of Education (located in Hanoi, Vietnam; President Dr. Nguyen Van Minh) regarding the establishment of teac …

Hal Leonard Acquires Leading Music Technology Video Tutorial Website Groove3
Hal Leonard Acquires Leading Music Technology Video Tutorial Website Groove3

Milwaukee, Wisconsin -Hal Leonard, the world's largest publisher of music performance and instructional materials, has acquired Groove3, a leading website specializing in music technology tutorial videos. The announcement was made by Jeff Schroedl, Executive …

Jazz Supporters Help Endow UCLA Faculty Chair Honoring Guitar Great Kenny Burrell
Elena Zhukova
Jazz Supporters Help Endow UCLA Faculty Chair Honoring Guitar Great Kenny Burrell

Los Angeles, California -The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music has received $1.2 million to establish the Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies. The Herb Alpert Foundation provided the lead gift of $500,000, which was matched by funds from the UCLA chancellor’s off …

Hal Leonard Senior Vice President and CFO Dan Bauer Announces Retirement, Debbie Diekelman Hired as New CFO
Hal Leonard Senior Vice President and CFO Dan Bauer Announces Retirement, Debbie Diekelman Hired as New CFO

Milwaukee, Wisconsin -Dan Bauer, the long-time Hal Leonard Senior Vice President and CFO, has announced his retirement. Keith Mardak, CEO of Hal Leonard, recounted Bauer's time with the company and working with him over the years: "I cannot imagine where Hal …

Phil Wagner named President of Apogee Electronics Corp.
Phil Wagner named President of Apogee Electronics Corp.

Santa Monica, California -Apogee Electronics, one of the leading brands of audio interfaces for recording, post production and aspiring musicians announces the addition of Pro Audio veteran Phil Wagner as President. The announcement was made by Betty Bennett, Apo …