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January 07, 2016 03:26 PM

Kawai Launches New Subsidiary in China

Kawai announced on December 24 launch of Kawai Music China in Beijing, which manages import, export, distribution businesses of music products, copyright issues, piano tuning services, music teaching operations, cultural exchange, and overall operations of Kawai subsidiaries in China, and marketing services.   The new company launched with 50 million yuan (or 940 million yen) in capital is 100% owned by Kawai, and supervises all businesses of Kawai Trading in Shanghai, Kawai Musical Instrum...

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January 07, 2016 03:25 PM

Kawai America Opens Retail Shop/Showroom in Houston, TX

Kawai America Corp. opened Kawai Piano Gallery, its 1st overseas retail shop/showroom, in Houston, Texas on December 12.   According to the company news release, it’s a solution to maintain national retail distribution and service network. As some piano dealers closed their doors in certain districts in the U.S., Kawai has felt the need of uninterrupted services for customers in every market. The company has successfully operated a retail shop/showroom in Houston area since last Decem...

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January 07, 2016 03:24 PM

Yamaha Corp. Consolidates 2 Subsidiaries

Yamaha Corporation announced on Dec. 22, that Yamaha Musical Products would merge Yamaha Music Electronics as of April 1. The two companies are 100% owned by Yamaha Corporation. The decision aims to maximize operational resources of the two subsidiaries, and enhance profitability of Yamaha.   Founded in 1987, Yamaha Musical Products has manufactured wind, string and percussion instruments, while Yamaha Music Electronics has served as a production base for digital musical instruments and aud...

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January 05, 2016 04:59 PM

New Innovative Products Introduced in 2015

*Yamaha YCL-SE Artist Model custom clarinet (February) *Korg ARP Odyssey revived model (February) *Yamaha Trans-acoustic next generation hybrid piano (March) *Roland JD-XA analog/digital crossover synthesizer (June) *Yamaha “reface” compact synthesizers (September) *Roland LX & HP Series remodeled digital pianos (September) *Casio Celviano Grand Hybrid piano co-developed with C. Bechstein (September) *ATV digital drum sound module and video converter (November) ...

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January 05, 2016 04:45 PM

2015 Music Promotional Events & Activities in Japan

Melodion Festival in Tokyo 2015 (January) Originally developed as an educational instrument, keyboard harmonica market has grown to have wider spectrum of players in various ages. The participants expressively demonstrated characteristic features of the instrument. The festival was staged again in September.   Yairi Guitar 80th Anniversary Festival (April 25-26) The 2-day event took place at Kani City Culture Creative Center, Gifu Pref., the home of K. Yairi Guitar. In celebration of 80th ...

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RECORDING & PA SYSTEM CATALOG 2015-2016 Edition

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List of Japanese & imported pianos manufactured through 2000 - 2012. A full list of Japanese pianos with serial numbers, specifications, finishes, photos. A list of imported pianos with brand names, model numbers, finishes, and retail prices. A must for used piano dealers.
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List of Japanese & imported pianos manufactured before 1999. A full list of Japanese pianos with serial numbers, specifications, finishes, photos. A list of imported pianos with brand names, model numbers, finishes and retail prices. A must for used piano dealers.
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