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Guitar Center and Converse Team Up to Discover the Next Buzzworthy Independent Artist with Launch of “Get Out of the Garage”

Westlake Village, CA (August 1, 2013) – Guitar Center is proud to launch Get Out of the Garage, an artist discovery program offering emerging artists the chance to win a career-altering opportunity with acclaimed producer Dev Hynes. Get Out of the Garage brings together Guitar Center and Converse Rubber Tracks; both renowned for their long-standing passion in supporting musicians and for their unwavering commitment to helping unsigned musicians launch their careers. The new program will offer unsigned artists the chance to attain national recognition, professional mentoring, a state-of-the-art recording session and much more.

Guitar Center Announces 3rd Annual Search for the Best Singer-Songwriter in America

Los Angeles, CA - Guitar Center offers emerging musicians the chance to win $25,000 and head into the studio to record with Grammy Award-winning producer Don Was.

Voting for the 43rd Annual Sufer Poll is Now Open

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—Voting for Surfer Poll is live, meaning you now have the opportunity to decide the top surfers of 2013. Each year, SURFER Poll allows readers to cast a vote for their 10 favorite male and five favorite female surfers who will be honored during the exclusive awards ceremony. Kelly Slater has remained on top for nine consecutive years and 18 years in total—will he maintain his berth in 2013? Who will break into the Top 10? Will five-time World Champ Steph Gilmore once again steal the Women’s #1 spot? Your vote will decide. Voice your opinion for the men’s Top 10 and the women’s Top 5 now through Nov. 1, 2013. Log on to or use the voting widget on the homepage.

C.F. Martin & Co. Partners with Ace Hotel London Shoreditch

Nazareth, PA – World-renowned guitar maker, C.F. Martin & Co. has partnered with Ace Hotel London Shoreditch to provide guests with a premium acoustic guitar in select rooms to play during their stay. Martin's classic DXMAE guitars have custom interior label and engraving on the body that reads, "The left hand is what you know. The right hand is who you are." These special edition guitars are not for sale and were created solely for guests of Ace Hotel London. Martin has been partnering with Ace Hotel New York since 2012 on their 5@5 series, providing guitars for the intimate performances that feature five songs at 5 pm by up-and-coming artists.

Ace Hotel New York Events - Notes From the Underground

New York, New York – Ace Hotel New York hosts the fourth annual Notes from the Underground, a full three days and four nights of music events right smack in the middle of our lobby. The CMJoyful live music events anchor the series: artists selected by MyMusicRx, the innovative Children's Cancer Association program that delivers the healing power of music to seriously ill kids and teens, perform in the lobby from 11am to 5pm October 16 to 18. In-room video interviews from participating artists will add to the growing amount of exciting musical content available to kids served by the program. CMJoyful is sponsored by Martin Guitar, Uber and Walker, who know a thing or two about innovation themselves.

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