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Trade Regrets

  • Trade Regrets: William ‘Bill’ Higgins, Owner of Bill’s Music House

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | March 1, 2024Bill's Music is a retail musical instrument store located in Catonsville, "Music City" Maryland. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Joe Bredau

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | February 29, 2024It is with great sadness that Korg USA shares the news that longtime industry veteran and former colleague Joe Bredau passed away on January 13 at the age of 82. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Steve McKay

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | February 6, 2024Radial Engineering has announced the passing of Steve McKay, a veteran industry professional who spent 20 years with the company. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Martyn How

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | January 9, 2024Rotosound is saddened to announce that James How's eldest son, Martyn, has passed away at his home on the first of January. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Salvatore J. Intagliata

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | December 20, 2023Salvatore J. Intagliata, owner of Cassell's Music in San Fernando, Ca., passed away peacefully at the age of 97 on October 27, with his family at his side. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Dave Lopez

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | November 27, 2023It is with great sadness that Odyssey Innovative Designs (Odyssey) a leading design, manufacturer and distributor of cases and accessories, announces the passing of industry veteran Dave Lopez after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Rudi DeGaspari

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | November 6, 2023MI veteran Rudi DeGaspari, longtime Hohner employee and later pivotal to the launch of Kala Brand Music Company, passed away on October 10. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Larry G. Volland

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | October 27, 2023Longtime MI industry vet, Larry G. Volland passed away on September 11, 2023. He was 81. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Mark Nelson

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | October 25, 2023On October 24, Roland Corporation U.S. posted the following: It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Mark Nelson, our former Vice President of Product Management for Roland Americas. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Sammy Ash

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade RegretsUpfront | September 19, 2023Sammy Ash, longtime COO of Sam Ash Music, the largest family-owned music retail company in America, passed away on September 16, after battling with melanoma since his diagnosis in 2022. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: William Bartolini

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | September 5, 2023William (Bill) Bartolini, renowned electronics and bass pickups innovator, has passed away at the age of 84. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Betty Meyer

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | August 31, 2023Betty Sue Meyer, vice president and co-founder of Meyer Music, passed away on August 23. Read More...
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