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Etsy Completes Acquisition of Reverb

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Featured
  • Upfront
• August 15, 2019
Etsy, Inc. has completed its acquisition of Reverb Holdings, Inc. for $275 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments with respect to cash, debt, working capital, transaction expenses, and the value of equity awards granted in connection with the transaction. Read More...

RPMDA Board Meets in New Orleans to Plan for 2020 Convention

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• August 14, 2019
The Board of Directors of RPMDA recently held its annual summer Board meeting at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. Read More...

The NAMM Foundation Awards $675,000 in Grants to 28 Music-Making Programs

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• August 14, 2019
The NAMM Foundation has announced grants to  28 music-making organizations totaling $675,000. Read More...

Casio at Summer NAMM 2019

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• August 11, 2019
Casio's Mike Martin discusses the reboot of the company's Casiotone line. Read More...

Yamaha Guitars at Summer NAMM 2019

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• August 11, 2019
Yamaha's Andy Winston discusses the new FG Red Label series at the recent industry gathering in Nashville. Read More...

Yamaha Hosts State Senator Archuleta and U.S. Representative Cisneros in Visits to YCA Headquarters

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Featured
  • Upfront
• August 9, 2019
State Senator Bob J. Archuleta and U.S. Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr., who represent the city of Buena Park in the California State Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, respectively, met in early August with senior management at Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) headquarters on a number of topics of common interest, including support for music education and efforts to help suffering veterans. Read More...

Music & Arts Acquires Miles Ahead Music

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• August 7, 2019
Music & Arts has opened its third location in Kentucky with the acquisition of local music shop Miles Ahead Music in Louisville. Read More...

NAMM to Host CITES CoP18 Industry Luncheon

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Featured
  • MMR Global
  • Upfront
• August 7, 2019
On Saturday, August 17, at the CITES (Conference on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) Conference of the Parties (CoP18) in Geneva, Switzerland, NAMM will host a gathering of key stakeholders to gain understanding of the conservation efforts and policy complexities facing musicians and musical instrument makers. Read More...

D’Addario Foundation Awards over $565,000 to Non-Profit Music Education Partners

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• August 6, 2019
Making music education accessible is the core mission of the D’Addario Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides support to hundreds of highly effective, socially impactful non-profit partners in areas of need who, through music, are changing the trajectory of children’s lives. Read More...

Taylor Guitars at Summer NAMM 2019

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• August 2, 2019
We checked in with Andy Powers a few weeks ago in Nashville to learn what's new over at Taylor Guitars. Read More...

Music & Arts Acquires Kerr’s Music World

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Featured
  • Upfront
• August 1, 2019
Music & Arts has announced their entry into West Virginia with the acquisition of both locations of local mainstay Kerr's Music World. Read More...

Gibson Response to Viral Firebird X Video

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• July 31, 2019
Gibson has explained that the Firebird X destruction video that caught the attention of many in late July and early August of this year was, "an isolated batch of Firebird X models built in 2009-2011 which were unsalvageable and damaged with unsafe components." Read More...
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