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Taylor Guitars transitions ownership to its employees

Taylor Guitars has announced its transition to 100% employee ownership through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”).

“We have delighted in giving people the joy of music and hope to do so for generations to come,” Bob Taylor, co-founder and President of Taylor Guitars, said in a media statement.

“Becoming 100% ESOP allows us to ensure our independence for the long-term future and continue to realize our vision for the company as an innovative guitar manufacturer,” he added.

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POP GOES MINDANAO

DAVAO CITY — Over the years Mindanao music has been boxed in the “ethnic” or “world” music category. This is probably because the first Mindanaoan musicians who broke into the mainstream brought instruments like the kulintang, kubing, kuglong/kudyapi, and agung into their musical styles. Audiences, particularly in Metro Manila and other places outside Mindanao, lapped up the “new sound” — but in the process also set a limit to what they believe Mindanao music should be.