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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GUITAR CENTER APPOINTS MIKE PRAGER TO THE POSITION
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, January 5, 2009 —
Guitar Center (GC), the world’s largest musical instrument and
professional audio retailer, announces the appointment of Mike Prager
to the position of Buyer, Recording. The announcement was made by Bill
Wrightson, GC Vice President, HiTech Merchandise and reflects Guitar
Center’s continuing commitment to company growth and the development
of key vendor relationships within the recording market sector. In his
new position, Prager will be responsible for purchasing all recording
products items for the entire GC chain.
Prior to his new position, Prager served as GC’s
Assistant Buyer, Recording for nearly two years, following an extensive
career in the music technology field. A 15-year veteran of the industry,
Mike has worked for such companies as Cakewalk, Steinberg, Disney Interactive
Studios, Spectrasonics, Q Up Arts, Sony Classical, the Columbia College
Hollywood and Keyboard Magazine. He has worked on various ArtistPro
instructional DVDs and is the author of several books and CD-ROMs from
Thomson Course Technology, including Reason 4 Power!, Reason CSi Starter,
Reason CSi Master, Mac Home Recording Power!, and Sampling and Soft
“We look forward to Mike’s contributions in
supporting and driving our growing recording business,” stated
Wrightson. “His experience working with leading manufacturers
in the music technology field is far reaching, and he has done an excellent
job over the last two years here at Guitar Center. His appointment as
Buyer, Recording means wonderful things for the department, for our
vendors and for GC as a whole.”
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 100 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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