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St. Louis Music (a division of U.S. Band and Orchestra Supplies Inc.) has announced a strategic alliance with LOUD Technologies Inc. Under the terms of agreement, St. Louis Music ("SLM") will serve as the exclusive sales, marketing and post-sales support agent for LOUD's Alvarez brand of guitars in the United States starting February 1, 2010.
Upfront Spitzer, Others Aid Haiti “Larry Thomas (formerly of Guitar Center) this seemed like a way to and I are partners in a side business that help people instead of giv- rents out helicopters,” explains Eric Spitzer ing meaningless stuff to of Sam Ash Music. “We have 14 around the each “When the Haitian country and our friends, Barry and Patri- earthquake happened, it cia Horowitz, who have done disaster relief just seemed like an oppor- and humanitarian work before said, ‘Why tunity to help even though Eric Spitzer and Barry Horowitz Patricia Horowitz don’t you get involved with us?’ and it was the reality was that we could just a natural progression.” only help a small group of people, so we de- with thanks. One of the members of this “Getting involved” meant, in this case, cided to identify and ‘adopt’ some families. family is the police chief in Jacmel and he arranging for one of those 14 helicopters Our intention was limited and small, based is helping to identify more people with the to bring aid to the remote Haitian village on the reality that we are not philanthro- greatest needs.” of Jacmel. pists or wealthy people – just regular people “There’s no way to get food from Port who wanted to help in our small way. I’ve Au Prince to the village of Jacmel,” says been in crisis management for years and Spitzer. “The bridges are all out because was head of victims services at ground zero of the earthquake, the roads are down, et during the terrorist attacks in Argentina in cetera. I contacted Brian Parker, the pilot the ‘80s. I identiﬁed some families in an Musiquip to who was ﬂying the helicopter closest to the area, and Larry and I decided that we area about 45 minutes outside of the capital that was hard to get supplies to. Eric found Distribute T-Rex were going to donate enough money so out that he had a contact, Brian Parker, al- Musiquip, Inc. has been appointed the that this helicopter could ready in Haiti ﬂying relief new exclusive U.S. distributor for T- be diverted and take these missions and contacted Rex Engineering. supplies to Jacmel. him. Eric arranged and T-Rex is a Danish manufacturer “It’s amazing what has donated ﬂight time and of effects pedals for guitar and bass. happened so far,” says Pa- Brian donated his person- The company blends hi-tech innova- tricia Horowitz. “This kind al
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