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  • Taylor Guitars Makes Powers a Partner

    Christian Wissmuller | PeopleUpfront | August 29, 2019Taylor Guitars is pleased to announce that Master Guitar Designer Andy Powers is joining Taylor co-founders Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug as the third partner of the company. Read More...
  • OMG Music Acquires Lock-It Straps

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | August 28, 2019OMG Music has acquired Lock-It Straps. Manufacturing and distribution will be handled out of OMG’s Sheridan, Indiana facility.  Read More...
  • CITES Adopts Exemption for Musical Instruments from Rosewood Restrictions

    Christian Wissmuller | MMR GlobalUpfront | August 28, 2019On August 28, in Geneva, Switzerland, the CITES Conference of the Parties (CoP18) voted to approve an exemption that will allow finished musical instruments as well as parts and accessories containing rosewood to be transported around the world without permits. Read More...
  • Stoner Announces Retirement from Conn-Selmer, Inc.

    Christian Wissmuller | MMR GlobalUpfront | August 26, 2019Conn-Selmer, Inc. has announced that John Stoner, president/CEO of Conn-Selmer, Inc. will retire effective Friday, August 30, 2019. Stephen Zapf has been selected to take over as president/CEO and will formally join the company on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Read More...
  • Propellerhead Rebranded as Reason Studios, Unveils Reason 11 as Plugin

    Christian Wissmuller | MMR GlobalUpfront | August 26, 2019Propellerhead Software has become Reason Studios and has announced a major update to its flagship music-making software, Reason. Read More...
  • Farida Parlor Guitars Now Available in North America

    Christian Wissmuller | MMR GlobalUpfront | August 21, 2019Farida Guitar & Ukulele has expanded its popular Old Town Series of acoustic guitars with the 10 Series, a line of parlor size instruments. Read More...
  • Music China Provides Multifunctional Platform for Chinese and International Brands

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | August 20, 2019Music China is drawing closer and as the exhibition space fills up, the show looks forward to welcoming both exhibitors and visitors to the fairground at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from October 10 to 13. Read More...
  • Etsy Completes Acquisition of Reverb

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | August 15, 2019Etsy, 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, 2019The 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, 2019The 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, 2019Casio'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, 2019Yamaha's Andy Winston discusses the new FG Red Label series at the recent industry gathering in Nashville. Read More...
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