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  • Wednesday, January 15, 2014
    PSW Staff 01/15/14 02:10 PM,
    Guitar Center, Inc (GCI) has announced that Kristy Porter has been promoted to Director of Merchandising, General Accessories. The announcement was made by Michael Walter, Senior Vice President, Guitar Center Merchandising. Kristy is recognized in the industry as one of the most analytical and experienced category merchants and is respected by the vendor community she supports for her history of tenaciously driving sales in accessory categories on their behalf. Kristy’s career with Guitar Center started in 2001 as a customer… View this post
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    PSW Staff 01/15/14 07:40 AM,
    American Music And Sound president Lynn Martin has named Evan MacKenzie to lead marketing communications for the distributor’s pro audio and MI brand portfolio. MacKenzie comes to AM&S with more than decade’s worth of experience in developing targeted marketing campaigns for clients including QSC Audio, JBL Professional, Samick Music, Top Hat Amps, Electronic Arts, Activision, and DIRECTV. In his new capacity, MacKenzie is overseeing and managing all facets of AM&S marketing communications, including those developed for print and online advertising,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsAVBusinessManufacturerSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Tuesday, January 14, 2014
    PSW Staff 01/14/14 02:28 PM,
    John Garbutt has been appointed to the newly created position of national sales manager at Pivitec, where he will be responsible for managing and expanding Pivitec’s growing network of dealers and sales reps in the U.S. and Canada. Garbutt comes to Pivitec with more than 20 years of pro audio experience at companies including Rane, Community Professional and Inter-M Americas. He also wlrked with a prominent design-build contracting firm and a consulting firm in the Pacific Northwest, and will be… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVBusinessManufacturerMonitoringNetworking

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    PSW Staff 01/14/14 02:07 PM,
    SynAudCon announced that its web-based training sales increased 15 percent in 2013. The web-based training program is headed up by Pat Brown, who uses the educational methods he has found work best after years of teaching popular in-person audio education courses. SynAudCon online courses include animation, graphics and sound, analogies, interactive calculators, and scenarios that enhance the learning process and add a dose of fun as well. “We attribute the success to four major things: people being more receptive to… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsTrainingAVBusinessEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • music group
    PSW Staff 01/14/14 01:45 PM,
    The MUSIC Group has appointed Greg McLagan as AVP, Business Development Professional Division, where he is in charge of developing business strategy and action plans to grow the Pro Division’s global footprint. With more than 25 years of experience in pro audio sales, McLagan brings a wealth of expertise in building strong customer relationships and partner channels to executing global sales strategy. Prior to joining MUSIC Group, he held management positions at QSC Audio, Renkus-Heinz and Mark IV Audio. “I’m… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVBusinessManufacturerSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, January 13, 2014
    PSW Staff 01/13/14 04:35 PM,
    The “mad scientist of electronic music,” known simply as BT, will host the NAMM Foundation’s 29th Annual TEC Awards (Technical Excellence & Creativity), Friday, Jan. 24, in Anaheim during the upcoming NAMM Show The accomplished technologist and composer of hit Hollywood films Monster, The Fast and the Furious, Go and others will oversee the evening’s ceremony. He will also perform at the awards, which has become the foremost program recognizing the achievements of audio professionals. Confirmed presenters include famed drummer… View this post
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  • church sound
    Brian Gowing 01/13/14 11:58 AM,
    This article is provided by Gowing Associates.   Stewardship: stew·ard·ship [stoo-erd-ship, styoo-]; noun; 1) the position and duties of a steward, a person who acts as the surrogate of another or others, especially by managing property, financial affairs, an estate, etc.; 2).the responsible overseeing and protection of something considered worth caring for and preserving When I first became a Christian and heard about the term “stewardship,” I believed (as I suspect most of us do) that being a good steward… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogTrainingBusinessConsolesEducationInstallationMixerSystem

  • Friday, January 10, 2014
    PSW Staff 01/10/14 04:59 PM,
    Avid has announced the appointments of two technology industry veterans to senior management positions. Rick Lowenstein has been named senior vice president of customer success and professional services, while Mitch Weaver joins as vice president of software development. Reporting directly to Avid president and CEO Louis Hernandez Jr., Lowenstein will be responsible for driving customer engagement and increasing customer service levels. Weaver will spearhead the company’s software development efforts, reporting to Chris Gahagan, Avid senior vice president of products and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsBusinessConsolesDigital Audio WorkstationsManufacturerSoftwareSound ReinforcementStudio

  • integrators
    Chuck Wilson 01/10/14 03:46 PM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   Variables aren’t variables if you count on them, so let’s lay out market factors to consider in strategic planning. Here are nine things that systems integrators can be absolutely certain about in 2014. 1. Technology will continue to advance rapidly, making it more difficult to keep up with change. Integrators will need to be far more “engaged and informed,” and become experts at anticipating the next generation of product offerings they need… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogAVBusinessInstallationNetworkingSoftwareTechnician

  • ssl
    01/10/14 03:23 PM,
    Solid State Logic is continuing to add to its U.S. reseller network for SSL Live consoles with the appointment of professional touring and contracting company Sound Image. Headquartered in Escondido, CaA, Sound Image also has offices in Arizona and Tennessee, and has been providing sound reinforcement services to many of the industry’s biggest rock, country and pop acts for more than 40 years. “It’s about time Solid State Logic got out of the house,’’ says Dave Shadoan, president of Sound… View this post
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