Trade Regrets

Trade Regrets

Joshua Harris, longtime webmaster for Timeless Communications, parent company of MMR, died April 19, 2017 after suffering a heart attack. He was 42.

Read more: Trade Regrets: Joshua Harris

Trade Regrets

On April 27th, we received the following message from NAMM's Dan Del Fiorentino: Guy Ward passed away on Friday [April 21].  He was 93 years old.  

Read more: Trade Regrets: Guy Ward

Trade Regrets

Frank Mingo (also known as Mingo Jones), one of the last living musicians to have played at the renown jazz clubs of Indiana Avenue, passed away this Monday in his home at the age of 88.

Read more: Trade Regrets: Frank Mingo

Trade Regrets

While there has not yet (as of 12:00 pm ET, April 3) been an official announcement issued by the Roland Corporation, there have been numerous reports that the company’s founder Ikutaro Kakehashi has passed away at the age of 87.

Read more: Trade Regrets: Ikutaro Kakehashi

Trade Regrets

On March 21, our friends at Hal Leonard sent us the following sad news:

Hal Leonard lost one of its most legendary employees last week. Lorraine Ashelin began at Hal Leonard in 1949 and retired in 2010 (Those aren’t typos! that’s 61 years of service!).

Read more: Trade Regrets: Lorraine Ashelin

Trade Regrets

On March 2nd, we got the following message from NAMM’s Dan Del Fiorentino:

Longtime music retailer Wally Pikal passed away today at the age of 90.

Read more: Trade Regrets: Wally Pikal

Trade Regrets

Genelec founder, Ilpo Martikainen passed away on January 30th. The official company statement is below:

Read more: Trade Regrets: Ilpo Martikainen

Trade Regrets

On Deceber 2, we received the following message from NAMM’s Dan Del Fiorentno

I'm sorry to report that Victor Tibaldeo Sr. passed away on Thursday at the age of 93.  He started in the business in 1939 and became an icon in music retailing.  He will be missed!

Read more: Trade Regrets: Victor Tibaldeo Sr.

Trade Regrets

Milt Okun, founder of Cherry Lane Music Publishing, passed away on November 15th, at the age of 92.

Read more: Trade Regrets: Milt Okun

Trade Regrets

Founder of Kanstul Music Instrument Co., Ziggy Kanstul, passed away on October 31.

Read more: Trade Regrets: Ziggy Kanstul

Visit our online supplier directory for the latest industry resources:

 

 

MMR Supplier Directory

Visit our online supplier directory for the latest industry resources:

Get the MMR newsletter!