1985 The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) agrees to demands made by the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC), headed by Tipper Gore, Susan Baker, Pam Howar, and Sally Nevius (aka the Washington Wives).
As a result, the RIAA agrees to slap offending albums with the now-famous “Parental Advisory” labels. Some mainstream stores like Wal-Mart refuse to sell albums that carry the label, but overall, record sales remain the same.
Other PMRC actions include forcing record stores to stock albums with explicit covers under the counter, and pressuring TV stations not to broadcast explicit songs or videos.
The PMRC had brought their concerns before the senate in August, producing examples of explicit songs. Their — Read more
Band chooses consistent and superb performance for their tour — and their fans
10/29/2013 Seattle, WA — The BEHRINGER X32 was key to the success of American nu metal band Coal Chamber’s recent tour, proving the award-winning digital console is just as reliable and capable on the road as in fixed-install applications.
Coal Chamber sound engineer, Leonard Contreras, decided to take the X32 on the road after experiencing its benefits and features firsthand at LA’s famed Whisky a Go Go, where he is the club’s production — Read more
Everyone knows that guitars and amps go together – just like rock & roll and loud! We’ve all seen musicians onstage, with their guitars plugged into amps or stacks of amps. But why did he/she choose that particular amp – and what does an amp do other than make your guitar sound louder?
A guitar amp has two main functions. First, it allows you to “shape” the signal going from your guitar into the amp. Second, it takes that custom-tailored signal and drives it through the power amp, which then boosts the signal level and sends it to the speaker, so you can get face-melting volume (or at least — Read more
10/27/2013 Seattle, WA — MUSIC Group, parent of brands BEHRINGER, TURBOSOUND, MIDAS, KLARK TEKNIK and BUGERA, is throwing its hat into the Consumer Electronics marketplace with Daniel Roe as head of the newly created division. MUSIC Group brands have long been recognized as industry leaders in their respective markets — and this move ensures expansion of the company’s retail customer via proactive development of new product categories.
“This is a great opportunity for us to leverage the treasure-trove of new technologies we’ve implemented in our legacy brands — and to — Read more
The film, starring Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer, becomes the second highest grossing movie of 1961. It goes on to win ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture. West Side Story won more Oscars than any other musical film to this day.
Since the release of the X32 last summer, I have had the pleasure of hearing stories from proud X32 owners all over the world. Recently, I heard a fantastic story from our Brazilian distributor ProShows. — Read more
February 11, 2013, Luxembourg – MUSIC Group, the corporate parent of pro audio brand BEHRINGER has today announced the immediate appointment of Indiana-based Starin as their exclusive Fulfiller for all 50 US States and protectorates. Starin had previously represented BEHRINGER in selected territories while the rest of the country was served by Shoreview Distribution. The appointment is effective immediately and the company reports that Starin has sufficient quantities of product on hand to fill — Read more
The X32 COMPACT, X32 PRODUCER, X32 RACK and X32 CORE all share the flagship X32′s performance specifications with powerful digital connectivity, plenty of virtual FX, MIDAS-designed mic preamps, and a wide variety of inputs and outputs. All models include KLARK TEKNIK-engineered AES50 ports, which can be connected to BEHRINGER S16 Digital Snakes for expanded I/O regardless of mainframe — Read more