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


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

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


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

People has hired Iain Butterwick (pictured), Manuel Leray and Nick Smethurst as Territory Managers for the UK, France and Australia, respectively, to drive the company’s growth abroad.

Read more: Expands Focus on International Growth

Supplier Scene

Ultimate Support announced that they have partnered with OnTrack Sales for product representation in Minnesota, the Dakotas and Western Wisconsin.

Read more: Ultimate Support Announces Partnership with OnTrack Sales

Supplier Scene

BandLab announced that it has acquired MONO Creators Inc., the San Francisco-based design studio that creates instrument cases, straps, and accessories for gigging musicians.

Read more: BandLab Acquires MONO

Supplier Scene

The TRX Cymbal Co. announced that a selection of TRX handcrafted cymbals are now available from the and websites as well as through the in-store kiosks at all 270 Guitar Center locations.

Read more: TRX Cymbals Now Available At Musician’s Friend and

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