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September 03, 2015 03:14 PM

Yamaha Revives 4 Legendary Synths

Musicians and dealers in the world markets are paying keen attention to 4 reface compact size synthesizers, which revive characteristic tonal quality and features of 4 renowned electronic keyboards introduced by Yamaha in July. Yamaha has expanded its synth line with MOTIF XF workstations as the most recent flagship to meet the needs of professionals for live stage and music production. Last year Yamaha synthesizers celebrated 40th anniversary. Looking back into the history, Yamaha introduced CS...

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August 03, 2015 04:37 PM

Takamine Intensifies Marketing & Sales Efforts Through New Distribution Network

Takamine completed global distribution scheme early this year announcing new partners in European and U.S. markets. Enhanced exposure at Frankfurt Musikmesse in April and NAMM Summer Session in July is helping Takamine to play a larger role in the guitar markets with established brand name. Hayami Tahte, president, (photo right) says, “It’s more than a surprise for us that the market environment has dramatically changed for Takamine since January. Sales remained flat in Europe and U....

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July 30, 2015 06:29 PM

Roland Opens Manufacturing Base in Malaysia

Roland launched Roland Manufacturing Malaysia, a 100% owned manufacturing company, in the Industrial Park in Selangor, Malaysia in November 2014, and started full-scale operation recently. For the time being, it manufactures 8,000 digital pianos and 10,000 guitar amps by 60 workers monthly. Production lines will be expanded in the near future to include digital drums and synthesizers. Malaysia has one of the most excellent products manufacturing environment in South East Asia providing local and...

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July 09, 2015 02:59 PM

2015 First Half Term Music Products Retail Market Survey

As we have done annually at this time of year, Japan Music Trades conducted a retail market survey submitting a questionnaire to 52 music retailers throughout Japan.   Music retailers experienced somewhat stagnant market affected by consumption tax hike in April last year. Consumers rushed to the stores for last minute buy before April. Then, demands disappeared, and poor sales lasted longer than expected.   Summing up the sales from January to the end of June, 54% of the music stores ...

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July 09, 2015 02:59 PM

Music Park 2015 Takes Place in November

Musical Instruments Fair Association Japan organizes the first ‘MIFA Presents Music Park 2015’, an experience music consumer event on November 7 and 8 at Shibuya, Tokyo. It fills a gap of no-show year with once every 2-year Musical Instruments Fair Japan, and promotes music making among young generations, in particular, senior high school students, young girl guitarists and entry-level musicians. Manufacturers and distributors provide exhibition of musical instruments, and demos, while, music re...

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