Studio Berar deployed a JBL VerTec line array system for EXIT Noise Summer Fest in Novi Sad, Serbia. Artists performing there included Prodigy, Lauryn Hill and Snoop Dogg, among others.
Diana Krall just wrapped up a U.S. tour with longtime front-of-house engineer Dave Lawler, whose Docktrdave Audio Inc. purchased a Soundcraft Vi6 digital live sound console for the gig…Live Nation (L.A.) has promoted Alan Ridgeway to CEO of the international music division; Kathy Willard assumes the CFO role…Diana Ross, on tour in support of I Love You, performed a limited series of U.S. shows; Thunder Audio supplied a Meyer Sound loudspeaker system for select dates. FOH engineer E. Kevin Jones mixed the shows on Thunder's Midas H3000 console, while Michael Droke handled the monitor mixes on a second H3000…Apex Acoustics can claim to be the first hire company in Scotland to own a DiGiCo console with the purchase of a D1 MDR 56…The main stage at this year's Jazz in the Valley (Ellensburg, Wash.) saw FOH engineer Mike Bruce replace six rackspaces of analog processing with the 2-in/2-out Symetrix Deuce 722…Sennheiser USA is supplying House of Blues venues across the U.S. with Evolution Series wireless vocal microphones and personal monitor systems…TeleSound Productions (Sacramento, Calif.) expanded its loudspeaker offerings by adding numerous D.A.S. Audio Aero 38A line array modules.