On March 17th, Canada will set out to attempt the Guinness World Record for the Longest Concert by Multiple Artists. Organized by Kevin Ker and Epidemic Music Group, and hosted at the Earl of Whitchurch in Stouffville, ON (40 minutes north of Toronto), the event will run for 16-plus days, ‘round the clock.
Fishman has launched Up To Speed, a new product sales training program for authorized Fishman dealers. Up To Speed provides the necessary information needed to effectively understand, discuss, and sell Fishman products.
Company President Larry Fishman greets participating salespeople in the training program’s introduction video: “Our goal is to create a communication directly with you, our dealers and our salespeople, that benefits you on an ongoing basis to become the most confident and trusted salespeople in the industry.”
The 2017 NAMM Show has announced the full lineup of bands selected to perform as part of the show’s Bands @ NAMM program. From Jan. 18-22, 2017, the Anaheim Convention Center and surrounding hotels will host over 150 live performances of various musical genres performed by musicians hailing from around the world.
Musicians including singer/songwriter Josh Logan from Season 5 of NBC’s The Voice; Laura Dickinson from The Disney Channel show Phineas and Ferb; The Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp, featuring touring drummer Elijah Wood; and Elektric Voodoo, led by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals’ Scott Tournet will perform, much to the delight of the show’s 100,000 visitors.
In an effort to build a community that will provide important tools for drum educators, cymbal maker Sabian has just announced the launch of the Sabian Education Network (SEN). Headed up by renowned educator Joe Bergamini, SEN is meant to provide an inclusive forum for drum educators worldwide to exchange ideas and share skills.
SEN is open to all educators − from the private home studio teacher with a few students to a music school or educational institution. Sabian says educators who join SEN will get access to the SEN website, which hosts the SEN forum, resource library, and online events. SEN will also host live events throughout the world, featuring a panel of educators and drummers that will engage local teachers in an open exchange of ideas surrounding educational issues.
On Oct. 15, 2013, The Avedis Zildjian Company celebrated the official opening of the Zildjian Percussion Facility at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. The percussion facility is comprised of ensemble and practice rooms, offices, and a complete assortment of Zildjian cymbals. The opening of the Zildjian Percussion Facility marks another chapter in the Zildjian Company’s long-time support of the college.