"School of Rock has prepared me for the world because it is an environment that constantly challenges my creative abilities."
Over three centuries ago in the Italian village of Salle, a small group of D’Addario's (da-dairy-ohs) sat around trying to figure out how to make musical strings out of sheep guts. Today, their descendants are running the largest musical string company in the world, churning out over 400,000 strings per day, making D’Addario “The First Choice” – and don’t even get us started on the other cool music accessories from Planet Waves. All the straps, cables, and other tools you need to be the rock star you always knew you were. www.Daddario.com or www.PlanetWaves.com.
NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), commonly called NAMM in reference to the organization's popular NAMM trade shows, is the not-for-profit association that promotes the pleasures and benefits of making music and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry. Our association—and our trade shows—serve as a hub for people wanting to seek out the newest innovations in musical products, recording technology, sound and lighting. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages.
Since 1985, Apogee Electronics has been a leader in professional digital audio. Apogee products are used in some of the most prestigious recording studios around the world. If you haven't seen Apogee gear, you've heard it on countless GRAMMY® and OSCAR® winning recordings. Whether you’re working in a professional studio, recording on the road or rocking out in your garage, quality, ease of use and affordability make Apogee ideal for anyone creating music on a Mac, iPad, or iPhone.
Korg Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation that manufactures electronic musical instruments, audio processors and guitar pedals, recording equipment, and electronic tuners.
Vox is a musical equipment manufacturer which is most famous for making the Vox AC30 guitar amplifier, the Vox Continental electric organ, and a series of innovative but commercially unsuccessful electric guitars and bass guitars. Founded in Dartford, Kent, England, Vox has been owned by the Japanese electronics firm Korg since 1992.
Guitar World is the world’s leading guitar magazine. Musicians stay in tune with Guitar World’s superior coverage of their favorite artists, both past & present. Every issue of Guitar World offers insightful interviews, gear and instrument reviews, as well as special expert lessons to go along with well-known transcribed songs.
For more than 36 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities® has been working to improve the health and well being of children – touching nearly 4.5 million children and families worldwide every year. They strive to be part of the solution to issues challenging families today and use their resources to help families gain access to health care services during critical points in their children’s life.
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Best Buy is a multinational retailer of technology and entertainment products and services with a commitment to growth and innovation. The Best Buy family of brands and partnerships includes brands such as Best Buy, Audiovisions, Best Buy Mobile, The Carphone Warehouse, Five Star, Future Shop, Geek Squad, Magnolia Audio Video, Napster, Pacific Sales, and The Phone House.
Kompoz is an online platform for crowd-sourcing music creation, from song conception, to recording and mixing, and to publishing. Kompoz is an online social network designed for musicians to create songs with others from around the world. Members span over 120 countries and all 24 time-zones.
Guitar Center is the leading United States retailer of guitars, amplifiers, percussion, keyboards, pro-audio and recording equipment. Our retail store subsidiary operates 220 Guitar Center stores across the United States carrying all popular brands in store and online. Guitar Center is committed help musicians further their aspirations and provide tools for career growth through in store clinics and workshops, Guitar Center Sessions, Guitar Center Garage (tech services for stringed instruments) and much more.
Blackstar Amplification is a UK-based manufacturer of guitar amplifiers and effects, largely made up of ex-Marshall employees. Their products include the hand-wired, boutique "Artisan" series, the Series One series, and a range of pedals and amplifiers in the HT line. In 2009 they began operations in the United States.
MY SAFE SCHOOLS is dedicated to addressing the various components required to keeping our children safe in their school environment.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (commonly known as ASCAP) is an American not-for-profit performance-rights organization (PRO) that protects its members' musical copyrights by monitoring public performances of their music, whether via a broadcast or live performance, and compensating them accordingly.
The World's Leading Rock n' Roll Cancer Foundation.
The Warped Tour is a touring music and extreme sports festival. The tour is held in venues such as parking lots or fields upon which the stages and other structures are erected. The skateboard shoe manufacturer Vans, among others, has sponsored the tour every year since 1995, and it is often referred to as the Vans Warped Tour. The tour started out as a showcase for punk rock music, but its more recent line-ups have featured a diversity of genres.
Summerfest is an annual music festival held at the 75-acre Henry Maier Festival Park along the lakefront in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Gathering of the Vibes (GOTV) is an annual four-day music, camping and arts festival that celebrates the Grateful Dead & showcases a very diverse variety of music. Over the course of the event, styles often include; Funk, Bluegrass, Rock, Jam Band, Jazz, Reggae, R&B & Folk music.
In business since 1946, Disc Makers is the nation's leading CD & DVD manufacturer for independent musicians and filmmakers, offering complete CD & DVD duplication, CD & DVD replication, printing, and custom disc packaging. We offer a variety of additional services like web distribution, in-house studios for mastering and post production, DVD and CD-ROM multimedia authoring, and award-winning graphic design. Need promo materials? We also offer tremendous deals on download cards, posters and stickers. To check out a full array of products and services, download a FREE Disc Makers’ catalog.