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Music & Arts Acquires Mills Music Stores in Seattle


April 22, 2014 - Frederick, MD


Announcement Highlights:

  • Music & Arts acquires 6 Mills Music locations in Washington State
  • Music & Arts is now the largest music retailer and lesson provider in Washington State
  • Music & Arts educational representatives available to directly service schools' music needs

Music & Arts, the largest band and orchestra instrument retailer and lesson provider, has increased its presence in Washington State to 13 stores with the addition of six Mills Music locations. Effective immediately, Mills Music locations in Bellevue, Bothell, Burien, Issaquah, Kent and Redmond are now part of the Music & Arts family of stores. This acquisition comes on the heels of the retailer acquiring seven Music Center stores in Washington in February, making Music & Arts the largest music retailer and lesson provider in the state.

Music & Arts specializes in the sale and rental of musical instruments, instrument repairs, and music lessons, especially for the beginning and student musician. With 134 locations nationwide and a full-service website, Music & Arts is the one-stop-shop for parents, educators and students for all of their music education needs. The acquisitions in Washington also benefit local schools and music educators by bringing multiple Music & Arts educational representatives to the market to directly service schools' music needs.

"After 40 years of serving the Seattle community, we are excited to enter our next chapter as a member of the Music & Arts family. Music & Arts' commitment to music education and customer service matches our dedication to prioritizing our customers' needs. We look forward to Music & Arts continuing the Mills Music legacy within Seattle and fostering a lifelong love of music in the community." - Mike Mills, President and Founder of Mills Music

"We are thrilled to add Seattle to our retail footprint in Washington State by welcoming Mills Music customers to Music & Arts. We are committed to upholding Mills Music's dedication to its customers while continuing our commitment to top-notch customer service and music education." - Kenny O'Brien, CEO of Music & Arts

For additional information about store locations, please visit www.musicarts.com/seattle.

About Music & Arts
Music & Arts, the nation's largest school music company, has served students, teachers and families through retail stores and school representatives since 1952. Based in Frederick, Md., the company specializes in sales and rentals of musical instruments, instrument repairs, and music lessons -- especially for the beginning and student musician. Music & Arts now has 134 retail locations across 23 states. For additional information about Music & Arts, including store locations, please visit: MusicArts.com

Media Contact:
Kathleen Hopkins
kathleen.hopkins@lanepr.com
(212) 302-5989

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