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  • Reverb Reports Another Record-Breaking Quarter for Sellers

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | May 6, 2021Reverb has announced that the first quarter of 2021 was its best to date, with gross merchandise sales up nearly 50% compared to the same period last year. Read More...
  • Vax4Live Coalition Pushes for Vaccine Awareness and the Safe Return of Live Events

    MMR Staff | Upfront | April 30, 2021USA - The National Independent Talent Organization (NITO) and several partners with a big stake in the safe return of live events are launching a campaign for vaccine awareness. It’s called Vax4Live. Read More...
  • AES Show 150th International Convention Heyser Lecture and Keynote Presenters Announced

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | April 29, 2021The AES has announced new Keynote and Heyser Lecture presentation details for the upcoming AES Show Spring 2021 Convention special events series, streamcast online, May 25 – 28. Read More...
  • Kansas City Piano Opens its Doors in Overland Park

    Christian Wissmuller | RetailUpfront | April 28, 2021Kansas City Piano has officially opened its doors, bringing the joy of piano music-making back to Overland Park. Read More...
  • Focusrite Acquires Sequential

    Christian Wissmuller | MMR GlobalUpfront | April 27, 2021In a joint statement, Focusrite Group and Sequential LLC have announced that Focusrite plc, a leading global creator of music and audio hardware and software products, has acquired Sequential LLC, the respected American synthesizer manufacturer led by legendary electronic instrument designer and Grammy winner Dave Smith. Read More...
  • Music China to Celebrate 20th Anniversary in October

    Christian Wissmuller | MMR GlobalUpfront | April 21, 2021This year marks the 20th anniversary of Music China, which will be held from October 13 – 16 2021 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Read More...
  • Fender Unveils Third Annual ‘Fender Next’ Class

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | April 19, 2021Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) recently announced the 2021 class of artists joining Fender Next, an artist development program designed to elevate rising musicians that are pushing guitar forward in music and culture. Read More...
  • Mark Your Calendars: April 28 – 2021 RPMDA Virtual Annual Meeting

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | April 19, 2021Don't forget to register for Recapitulation 2021 – RPMDA’s Virtual Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 28th from 1:00 - 2:30 PM Central time. To check the times in your time zone, click here. Read More...
  • Prolight + Sound Shanghai to Be Withdrawn from the Trade Fair Calendar

    Christian Wissmuller | MMR GlobalUpfront | April 15, 2021Due to a drop in international demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Prolight + Sound Shanghai (PLSS) will no longer take place as a stand-alone trade fair. Read More...
  • The NAMM Foundation Celebrates The 2021 Best Communities for Music Education

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | April 13, 2021“Music education changed perhaps more than any other school subject when learning went virtual” is how the nationally-heard NPR program 1A began a broadcast last month. Read More...
  • Music & Arts Acquires Be Part of the Music

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | April 13, 2021Music & Arts has announced the acquisition on March 17, 2021, of Be Part of the Music, a nationally renowned music education advocacy organization led by Scott Lang and Andrew Hrynyshyn. Read More...
  • ‘MMR’ Donates Archive to The NAMM Resource Center

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | April 12, 2021To preserve the industry’s history and provide a deep body of research spanning nearly a century, the NAMM Resource Center is honored to receive the physical archives of Musical Merchandise Review (MMR) magazine.  Read More...
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