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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GUITAR CENTER AND THE HARMAN PRO GROUP COMBINE
TO CREATE “THE $25,000 STUDIO MAKEOVER” CONTEST
— Contest winner will walk away with a dream studio upgrade from
GC and the Harman Professional Group, including AKG microphones, Lexicon
and dbx processing and a JBL monitoring system —
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA – Every talented person reaches
a point when their skills begin to surpass the capabilities of their
studio. But for one lucky person that's all about to change. The winner
of the Guitar Center, Inc. (Nasdaq:GTRC) May contest promotion, titled
“A $25,000 Studio Makeover” presented by the Harman Pro
Group, will get the studio upgrade of a lifetime including everything
they will need to take their career to the next level.
In addition to an Apple 20-inch iMac computer with Apple
Logic recording software, the Harman Professional Group will provide
a wide-array of world-class professional recording gear from its leading
audio brands including AKG microphones, dbx Professional signal processing,
Lexicon signal processing and JBL Professional monitors.
“The collaboration between Harman and Guitar Center
on this unique contest not only reflects the synergy that our two companies
bring to the world of MI and pro audio, but shows together we are helping
musicians achieve their dreams,” stated Darren Feldman, Guitar
Center Director of Partnership Marketing.
“Not only are we very excited about this promotion,
but the manner in which one enters couldn’t be more true to the
theme of the contest.” states John Larabee, National Accounts
Director for the Harman Pro Group. “Making the video submission
will call upon the entrant’s creativity and passion for their
production and those participants are precisely the customer this contest
is geared towards. Although Harman is known as a leader in touring sound,
the lineup of gear for this contest - microphones from AKG, signal processing
from Lexicon and other equipment associated with high-end studio recording
-- shows just how comprehensive a company that Harman really is. We’re
glad to work so closely with GC on this contest.”
Entrants to the “A $25,000 Studio Makeover”
presented by Harman Pro Group simply go to the Guitar Center website,
click on the designated contest link (www.guitarcenter.com/harman) and
follow the instructions. Each entrant will be entitled to submit one
entry, which will consist of an original “video diary” in
.MOV (QuickTime) format, up to 10 minutes in length, that chronicles
a typical day in their studio, including a virtual tour, as well as
their thoughts on their gear and key influences in their career.
No purchase is necessary to enter, all it takes is passion
and ambition. The contest is open to all musicians, engineers and producers
with their own home studio. The month-long promotion, which commences
May 1 and ends May 31, 2007, will culminate with the winner announced
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About Guitar Center
Guitar Center is the leading United States retailer of guitars, amplifiers,
percussion instruments, keyboards and pro-audio and recording equipment.
Our retail store subsidiary presently operates more than 200 Guitar
Center stores across the U.S. In addition, our Music & Arts division
operates more than 95 stores specializing in band instruments for sale
and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors and
students. We are also the largest direct response retailer of musical
instruments in the United States through our wholly owned subsidiary,
Musician's Friend, Inc., and its catalog and Web site, www.musiciansfriend.com.
More information on Guitar Center can be found by visiting the Company's
Web site at www.guitarcenter.com.
The Guitar Center logo is a registered trademark of Guitar Center,
Inc. Other brand or product names may be trademarks of the respective
companies with which they are associated.
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