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Guitar center Los Angeles

began with three rounds of preliminary competitions at each of Guitar Center's 250+ locations nationwide, with each contestant allowed five minutes of set up time and three minutes to perform. One winner from each store finals competition advanced to one of 30 quarterfinal competitions, and one winner from each quarterfinal competition advanced to one of five semifinal competitions, during which contestants were allowed five minutes to perform. The winners from each of these five semifinal competitions qualified to compete in Guitar Center's Drum-Off finals in Los Angeles, California in front of a live audience and a panel of celebrity judges.

CENTRE

In fact, a week after Guitar Center filed for bankruptcy, Fender — the maker of guitars that are among the many instruments sold by Guitar Center — reported booming sales. Fender’s sales had actually grown 17% during the pandemic, despite having to shutter their factories and seeing 90% of its worldwide dealers’ physical stores closed. “We are anticipating 2021 being another record year,” Fender CEO Andy Mooney told CNBC after the company reported sales topping $700 million. The company re-opened their factories in April and even added extra shifts to keep up with demand.

The fact that Guitar Center is still “the nation’s largest music instrument retailer” is almost beside the point to the people who now own it (after one of those debt-for-equity swaps, another private equity firm, Ares Capital Management, took over in 2014). In spite of its customers, it doesn’t even really exist to sell musical gear or even be a profitable company. Despite 10 straight quarters of sales growth leading up to the pandemic, Guitar Center never made a dent in the debt hung round its neck by private equity. By April 2020 the company negotiated a missed debt payment with creditors; it outright defaulted on a $45 million interest payment in October. Without a pandemic and run by the brightest minds in business, Guitar Center would have wound up in this same place. It was captured for the sole purpose of being gorged upon by every parasite on Wall Street, and then collapse. (Source: 5mag.net)

TIME

began with three rounds of preliminary competitions at each of Guitar Center's 250+ locations nationwide, with each contestant allowed five minutes of set up time and three minutes to perform. One winner from each store finals competition advanced to one of 30 quarterfinal competitions, and one winner from each quarterfinal competition advanced to one of five semifinal competitions, during which contestants were allowed five minutes to perform. The winners from each of these five semifinal competitions qualified to compete in Guitar Center's Drum-Off finals in Los Angeles, California in front of a live audience and a panel of celebrity judges.

The company was founded in Hollywood by Wayne Mitchell in 1959 as The Organ Center, a retailer of electronic organs for home and church use. In 1964, after one of Mitchell's suppliers informed him that in order to continue receiving organs he would have to also carry Vox guitar amplifiers, Mitchell added the amps and changed the store's name to The Vox Center, capitalizing on the popularity of The Beatles and their association with the Vox brand. Toward the end of the 1960s, as other brands like Marshall rose in popularity, Mitchell once again changed the name, this time to Guitar Center. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

LOCATION

First debuting in 2010, each episode of Guitar Center Sessions showcases exclusive live performances by noteworthy artists captured in hi-definition at Guitar Center's iconic Hollywood, CA location. Some past guests have included Linkin Park, Saint Motel, Wiz Khalifa, Billy Idol, The 1975, Sum 41, Weezer, Smashing Pumpkins, Peter Gabriel, Alanis Morissette, 311, Megadeth, Snoop Dogg, Soundgarden, Seether, The Cult, Cake, Jakob Dylan, Tame Impala, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Bush, Ben Folds Five, Korn, Joan Jett, Cheap Trick, Skylar Grey, Peter Frampton, Frank Turner, J Balvin, Coheed and Cambria, Debbie Harry, Kraftwerk and Jane's Addiction. Guitar Center Sessions is hosted by Nic Harcourt, and was created, developed and produced by Guitar Center exclusively on DirecTV.

The same year, Guitar Center began offering equipment rentals in one of their San Diego, California stores. Guitar Center has since opened rental departments in ten other existing locations and plans to offer rental services in various other stores across the country. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

 

 

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