Guitar Center Celebrates The Sucess Of Gc Sessions

“My beef with them (Russell Simmons and Lyor Cohen) is that they sound like the government by assuming that position themselves.  By saying that they have the power and everybody should listen to us.  Get the f*** out of here.” – Chuck D at Guitar’s Centers “Sessions”


Guitar Center Inaugurated Music-Based Initiative Featuring Informative, Provocative And Fun Discussions And Tutorials Geared To Aid Musicians; Live Performances By Artists Who Changed The Face Of Hip Hop

New York, NY: Guitar Center, the nation’s leading music instrument retailer, celebrates a wildly successful “GC Sessions” — a new kind of educational forum.  The free event took place Thursday, April 26th at Manhattan’s Guitar Center located at 25 West 14th Street from 6-9PM.  Geared towards promoting players with deep passion and commitment to the craft, this edition of “GC Sessions” educated, inspired and conserved the tradition and art and hip-hop.

This music education based initiative featured informative, provocative panel discussions and hands-on tutorials, GC Sessions served as an incubator for musicians and provided them an opportunity to network with their peers and gain insight and knowledge from their heroes in a comfortable and intimate setting. The goal was to help musicians further their musical aspirations and provide tools for career growth.

At the event, hip-hop pioneers spoke to an over-capacity house of up-and-coming enthusiasts.  Speakers gave insight as to the origins of the genre as well as the future of the music business.

“We’re very proud of “Sessions” as it is a perfect example of what we can do to go beyond the store and aid and teach musicians,” said Dustin Hinz, Manager of Event Marketing and Promotions for Guitar Center, “By connecting some of the most influential artists in hip-hop with up-an-coming musicians, hopefully we can play a part in fostering a new generation of talent.”

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 200 Guitar Center stores, with 142 stores in 50 major markets and 58 stores in secondary markets 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, More information on Guitar Center can be found by visiting the Company’s Web site at

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