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Shure Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Iconic SM58 Microphone

Global Celebration Includes Anniversary and Artist Microphone Editions, Customer Videos, and Engaging Website
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Global celebration includes Anniversary and Artist microphone editions, customer videos, and engaging website 

The Shure SM58®, the world’s most popular microphone, has been a foundational and formidable part of live performance for more than 50 years. To celebrate and honor five decades of the renowned sound, design, and durability of this iconic mic, Shure is announcing the introduction of a 50th Anniversary model, along with a variety of initiatives to engage and inspire loyal SM58 fans of all ages around the world. Planned activities include:

  • Charitable auction of specially-designed SM58 artist editions
  • A comprehensive, multi-lingual website packed with historical information, artist photos, videos, and fan stories
  • Customer engagement activities, including the ability for fans to share their experiences and memorable moments on social media and through a video project submission
  • Special edition t-shirts and gear

The SM58-50A Limited Edition microphone touts all of the award-winning characteristics and technical specs of the SM58, and features a silver finish and printed denotation of the 50th Anniversary on the handle. Highlighting historically-inspired packaging, this model ships with a commemorative certificate, photo print, historical user guide, and a celebratory sticker.

In addition to this anniversary model, Shure will auction specially-designed SM58 artist microphone editions online, with the proceeds going to the charity of the artist’s choice.

“The SM58 has been at the center of unforgettable musical performances for 50 years and has left its mark on generations of audiences and performers,” says Soren Pedersen, Product Specialist at Shure. “Truly, it was born to perform, and any performer who picks up an SM58 in 2016 can depend on that same great sound that so many have shared in. We are thrilled and honored to celebrate this milestone and look forward to hearing about the experiences of SM58 fans from around the world.”

The SM58-50A special anniversary microphone has a retail price of $109 and is available at select retailers. Commemorative SM58 Anniversary t-shirts are also being offered for sale. For more information on these items and all other SM58 50th Anniversary activities, please visit http://sm58.shure.com.

About Shure Incorporated

Founded in 1925, Shure Incorporated (www.shure.com) is widely acknowledged as the world's leading manufacturer of microphones and audio electronics. Over the years, the Company has designed and produced many high-quality professional and consumer audio products that have become legendary for performance, reliability, and value. Shure’s diverse product line includes world-class wired microphones, wireless microphone systems, in-ear personal monitoring systems, conferencing and discussion systems, networked audio systems, award-winning earphones and headphones, and top-rated phonograph cartridges. Today, Shure products are the first choice whenever audio performance is a top priority.

Shure Incorporated is headquartered in Niles, Illinois, in the United States. The Company also has regional sales and marketing headquarters in Eppingen, Germany, and Hong Kong, China, with more than 30 additional manufacturing facilities and regional sales offices throughout the Americas, EMEA, and Asia.