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Upfront

  • Daisy Rock Girl Guitars Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | January 17, 2020Daisy Rock Girl Guitars is celebrating 20 years of changing girls lives by designing the very first girl guitar in 2000 that was subsequently inducted into the Museum of Making Music in 2006 and signed by Courtney Love. Read More...
  • Hal Leonard: 27-time Dealers’ Choice Award Winner

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | January 17, 2020The Hal Leonard team poses with the company's 27th(!) Dealers' Choice Award trophy for "Print Music Publisher of the Year" on Thursday morning in Anaheim. Read More...
  • Mraz Honored with ‘Music for Life’ Award on Opening Day of 2020 NAMM Show

    Christian Wissmuller | FrettedUpfront | January 17, 2020At the opening Breakfast of Champions session of The 2020 NAMM Show, singer-songwriter, two-time GRAMMY Award winner and Songwriters Hall of Fame honoree Jason Mraz was presented with the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) “Music for Life” award. Read More...
  • Kawai SVP Chung Retires After 31 Years

    Christian Wissmuller | PeopleUpfront | January 17, 2020Long-time Kawai senior vice president Brian Chung announced his retirement at the Kawai Awards Reception held on Thursday, January 16 during the 2020 NAMM Show Read More...
  • JodyJazz, Inc. Acquires E. Rousseau Music Products

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | January 16, 2020JodyJazz, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Rousseau Music Products, producer of the world-renowned E. Rousseau range of saxophone mouthpieces and ligatures. Read More...
  • NAMM Show Media Preview Day

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | January 16, 2020The calm before the storm... wasn't all that calm, really, as Wednesday's NAMM Show Media Preview Day featured plenty of performances, product introductions, and special guests giving assembled members of the media and other attendees a taste of what's to come in the following four days. Read More...
  • C.F. Martin & Co. 2020 Press Preview Event

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | January 15, 2020Company CEO Chris Martin addresses the crowd of media and invited C.F. Martin & Co. afficionados at Wednesday's private preview of the winter lineup of guitars and strings. Read More...
  • The NAMM Foundation Gifts Anaheim Elementary School District with Donation to Expand Music Making Program

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | January 15, 2020On January 14, The NAMM Foundation and NAMM member companies presented the Horace Mann Elementary School in Anaheim, California with a monetary donation and musical instruction as part of the organization's Day of Service. Read More...
  • PreSonus Celebrates 25 Years of Innovation

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | January 15, 2020A quarter century ago, two former high school and LSU School of Engineering classmates were inspired to found a new company called PreSonus®, where they would design innovative audio products with professional sound quality and features without sacrificing affordability. Read More...
  • Austrian Audio Exhibiting for First Time in U.S. at NAMM Show

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | January 15, 2020Introducing Austrian Audio, the classic microphone manufacturer bringing 350 years of cumulative engineering experience to the industry. Read More...
  • Hiwatt United Reunited Worldwide

    Christian Wissmuller | MMR GlobalUpfront | January 15, 2020The historic British Amplifier brand, Hiwatt, and official trademarks for Hiwatt across the world - have been reunited. Read More...
  • Alpha Distribution to Acquire Amptweaker Pedal Brand

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | January 10, 2020Alpha Distribution is acquiring the Amptweaker™ pedal brand, which was founded by engineering icon James Brown and his wife Phyllis. Read More...
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