News

Upfront

Eastman Music Company has announced that they have entered into a longterm exclusive distribution agreement with Backun Musical Services, manufacturer of clarinets and woodwind accessories, to bring the Backun line of products to Eastman dealers in North America.

Read more: Eastman Music to Distribute Backun Clarinets

Upfront

NAMM Musikmesse Russia and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia (September 14-17) concluded after four days of events, demonstrations, meetings, professional development opportunities, and exhibitions.

Read more: 5th NAMM Musikmesse Russia and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia

News

GRAMMY nominated producer, songwriter, and guitarist Blake Mills led an all-star cast of musicians for a special night of music that raised $160,000 in support of music education at the "Music Makes You" benefit concert put on by the D’Addario Foundation

Read more: D'Addario's "Music Makes You" Benefit Concert Raises $160,000 in Support of Music Education

Upfront

Music & Arts continues to recognize music educators through its annual Music & Arts Music Educator of the Year award. Friday, September 30th is the last day to submit a nomination.

Read more: Final Day to Nominate Music & Arts Educator of the Year

Upfront

Following the show’s theme of business networking, music education and culture appreciation, Music China’s fringe program is set to engage show participants with content-rich forums, workshops, master classes, stage performances, and concerts in the four-day show which will be held from October 26 – 29 2016 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. 

Read more: Music China 2016 Fringe Program Confirmed

People

Genelec has appointed industry veteran William Maynard to the position of Genelec territory manager, West Coast.

Read more: Genelec Names Maynard Territory Manager, West Coast

Trade Regrets

On Septemer 28th, we received the following sad news from NAMM’s Dan Del Fiorentino about longtime GC vet, Richie Pidanick:

Sad news is swirling around the industry with the loss of Richie Pidanick yesterday.

Read more: Trade Regrets: Richie Pidanick

Trade Regrets

On September 20th, we received the following message from NAMM’s Dan Del Fiorentino:

Our friends at Amro Music announced the passing of Skip Buss, who left us last night.

Read more: Trade Regrets: Skip Buss

Trade Regrets

On September 19th, industry veteran Tom Wilson passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.  Tom was 83 years old.

Read more: Trade Regrets: Tom Wilson

Upfront

The NAMM Foundation has announced  nominees for its 32nd Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards in the categories of Outstanding Technical and Creative Achievement.

Read more: 32nd Annual NAMM TEC Awards Nominees Announced

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