Upfront

DiGiCo Acquires KLANG:technologies

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• December 30, 2018
DiGiCo is pleased to announce the acquisition of KLANG:technologies as a key new addition to the Audiotonix family that already includes leading audio brands Allen & Heath, Calrec, DiGiGrid, Solid State Logic, and DiGiCo. Read More...

High Output Inc. Delivers VUE Audiotechnik Innovation to Boston’s HUBweek

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Featured
  • Upfront
• December 30, 2018
Billed as the “festival for the future,” Boston’s HUBweek was founded through collaboration between The Boston Globe, Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, and MIT. Read More...

U.S. Trustee’s Office Challenges Gibson’s Effort to End Chapter 11 Cases

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Featured
  • Upfront
• December 20, 2018
On December 14, the U.S. Trustee's Office filed a motion asking the Delaware bankruptcy court to delay action on Gibson Brands, Inc.'s bid to close its Chapter 11, claiming "a number of critical tasks" remain undone. Read More...

Zildjian Names Stephens CEO

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Featured
  • Upfront
• December 19, 2018
On behalf of the Zildjian family, Craigie Zildjian is pleased to announce the appointment of John Stephans to Chief Executive Officer of the Avedis Zildjian Company effective January 2, 2019. Read More...

Black Violin, The Yamaha All-Star Concert on the Grand and Elle King Set to Perform at The 2019 NAMM Show

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Featured
  • Upfront
• December 19, 2018
With just over a month to go until the start of The 2019 NAMM Show, The NAMM Campus is set to come alive with a variety of Bands@NAMM performers, a Guinness World Record™-breaking instrument, and household names who will share their own unique mixes of hip-hop and classical, to blues and rock. On Thursday, The NAMM […] Read More...

Wuhan Cymbals & Gongs Now Under new Ownership

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Featured
  • Upfront
• December 18, 2018
The recently established wholesaler/distributor, Cardinal Percussion, has acquired the Wuhan Cymbals and Gongs brand.   Read More...

New ‘Networking Area’ for Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound in Hall 4.1

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Featured
  • Upfront
• December 18, 2018
Stylish, modern and fully orientated towards the needs of international buyers – that’s the new "Networking Area" in Hall 4.1 of Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound. Read More...

Yorkville Sound Enlists United Sales Associates to cover Southern Territories

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• December 18, 2018
Yorkville Sound, leading manufacturer and distributor of pro audio systems and musical instruments will be represented by United Sales Associates (USA) in select Southern territories. Read More...

Director of Yamaha Artist Services Bonnie Barrett Named to Musical America ‘Top 30 Professionals of the Year’ List

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• December 12, 2018
Bonnie Barrett, director of Yamaha Artist Services, Inc. (YASI) in Manhattan, has been named one of Musical America’s Top 30 Professionals of 2018. Read More...

Gibson Moving Memphis Guitar Production to Nashville

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Featured
  • Upfront
• December 6, 2018
“After thorough evaluation and amid the previously disclosed April 2019 expiration of our Memphis lease, we have determined that integrating the company’s Memphis operations with our Gibson USA and Gibson Custom facilities in Nashville, where Gibson is headquartered, is the right next step for our business,” Gibson Brands, Inc. announced in a statement posted on Commercial Appeal. Read More...

Frampton to Receive Les Paul Innovation Award at 34th Annual NAMM TEC Awards

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Featured
  • Upfront
• December 6, 2018
GRAMMY® award-winning guitarist, singer, songwriter, and innovator Peter Frampton will receive the prestigious Les Paul Innovation Award at the 34thAnnual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards (NAMM TEC Awards), being held Saturday, January 26, 2019, in Anaheim, CA. Read More...

Yamaha To Reprise ‘All-Star Concert on the Grand’ Extravaganza at 2019 NAMM Show

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Upfront
• November 29, 2018
Having enthralled its dealers for more than 20 years with the biggest NAMM concert experiences imaginable, Yamaha is once again bringing its legendary multimedia production to all show attendees during the 2019 NAMM Show, to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, January 24-27. Read More...

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