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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...

On-Stage Donates All Products from 2019 Summer NAMM Booth to YEAH! Rocks Music Camps

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Featured
  • Upfront
• July 25, 2019
Following the closing of the 2019 Summer NAMM show, On-Stage, a division of The Music People, donated its entire Summer NAMM booth to YEAH! Rocks music camps, a Nashville-based non-profit that puts on several music camps in Tennessee, including Southern Girls Rock Camp and Tennessee Teens Rock Camp. Read More...

PRS Guitars Opens New Dedicated Manufacturing Facility in Indonesia

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Featured
  • MMR Global
  • Upfront
• July 25, 2019
PRS Guitars is pleased to announce the opening of a new guitar manufacturing facility in Surabaya, Indonesia for their popular line of PRS SE Series instruments. Read More...

Etsy to Acquire Reverb

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Featured
  • Upfront
• July 24, 2019
Etsy, Inc., the global marketplace for unique and creative goods, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Reverb Holdings, Inc., a privately held marketplace for new, used and vintage music gear 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...

NAMM Board of Directors Vote New Chair, New Members to the Governing Body

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Featured
  • Upfront
• July 22, 2019
At Summer NAMM, the NAMM Board of Directors continued the organization’s legacy of service to the industry at-large with a vote and seamless transition of the Executive Committee.  Read More...

Top 100 Dealer Awards Recognize Retail Excellence, Celebrates Winners at Summer NAMM

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Featured
  • Upfront
• July 19, 2019
On July 19 at Summer NAMM, in a special celebration of the spirit of the independent retailer, the industry gathered at the Top 100 Dealer Awards to applaud the accomplishments, excellence and innovations of music retail from around-the-world and honor the contributions of music retailers to their local communities. Read More...

Gibson Returns Oberheim Trademark and Brand

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• July 19, 2019
In a gesture of good will for the music instrument industry, Gibson and its President and CEO, James “JC” Curleigh, have granted possession of the Oberheim brand and intellectual property back to its original owner and company founder, synthesizer pioneer Tom Oberheim. Read More...

TEC Nominees Announced at Summer NAMM

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• July 18, 2019
On July 18 at Summer NAMM, the 35th Annual TEC Awards celebrated the pro audio and sound production nominees across the 23 Technical Achievement and eight Creative Achievement categories. Read More...

Audio-Technica Honors Online CRM with its President’s Award

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Featured
  • Upfront
• July 16, 2019
Audio-Technica is pleased to announce that Online CRM has been presented with A-T’s prestigious President’s Award, for their work representing Audio-Technica professional audio products during the 2018/2019 fiscal year. Read More...

Gibson Foundation Relaunches Worldwide

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• July 16, 2019
Gibson is proud to announce the re-launch of the Gibson Foundation - a 501(c)3) committed to introduce, inspire and amplify the power of music - and the appointment of Dendy Jarrett to Executive Director, Gibson Foundation. Read More...

G7th Wins European Product Design Award

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Featured
  • MMR Global
  • Upfront
• July 15, 2019
G7th, The Capo Company has won a prestigious European Product Design AwardTM for its innovative new Performance 3 capo with Adaptive Radius TechnologyTM (ART®), launched at Winter NAMM earlier this year. Read More...
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