— A-T extends relationship with three-year commitment to non-profit music education organization —

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Pictured L-R: Brian Rothschild, John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Executive Director, and Gary Boss, Audio-Technica Market Manager, in front of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. Photo by Corey Walthall, Clyne Media, Inc.

Stow, OH 08-19-2011 Audio-Technica, worldwide leader in high-performance microphones, wireless systems, headphones and other professional-caliber audio equipment, has recently once again renewed its sponsorship of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, a non-profit state-of-the-art mobile recording and multimedia studio. As part of its ongoing commitment, Audio-Technica will continue to serve as the official microphone provider of the Tour Bus, supplying a complete line of A-T microphone products for use on the Bus itself (including 40 Series, Artist Elite®, Audio-Technica Wireless and other key A-T products and accessories). In addition, A-T will be contributing to the prize packages of the related John Lennon Songwriting Contest.

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus travels around the U.S. throughout the year. Outfitted with traditional musical instruments as well as high-tech professional audio and video gear, the Bus has provided free hands-on programs since 1998 for hundreds of high schools, colleges, Boys and Girls Clubs, music festivals, concerts, conferences and community organizations. This year alone, the Bus logged tens of thousands of miles on the road, kicking off 2011 with stops that included the 2011 Winter NAMM Show, Friends and Family GRAMMY® Event, SXSW, National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB), Hangout Music Festival, multiple recording sessions across the U.S. and much more. Currently, the Bus is traveling with the Vans Warped Tour and is putting out daily online videos from the shows.

“It was clear to us that we wanted to renew our commitment to the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus and Songwriting Contest,” said Gary Boss, Audio-Technica Market Manager. “It has been extremely rewarding to work with them, as A-T shares the Bus’s goal of getting more young people involved in making music.”

About the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus (
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a non-profit state-of-the-art mobile Pro Audio and HD video recording facility that provides hands-on experiences for students of all ages. In its 14th year of touring, the venture is proud of its fully professional bus and its studios, which boast the latest audio and video technology, gear and products. The concept began as an offshoot of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, which is dedicated to providing opportunities for both professional and amateur songwriters around the world. The Bus travels across the U.S. and Canada year-round, providing free tours and workshops at schools, retailers, festivals, on tours with headlining artists, and at major industry conferences. The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is made possible by an agreement with Yoko Ono Lennon.

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Celebrating over 45 years of audio excellence worldwide, Audio-Technica is a leading innovator in transducer technology, renowned for the design and manufacture of microphones, wireless microphones, headphones, mixers, and electronics for the audio industry.

—For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Karen Emerson, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752; Web: