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OCTOBER 2018

 

 

OCT. 16 | WESTLAKE PRO | OPENING
Westlake Pro Opens Nashville Location
Los Angeles, California-based pro-audio dealer Westlake Pro has added a second location in Nashville, Tennessee, and marked the occasion with a grand opening party Sept. 15. {more}

OCT. 16 | JAM INDUSTRIES | PARTNERSHIP
Jam Industries Partners with DCC 

Jam Industries has partnered with the technology division of DCC PLC, a London Stock Exchange-listed international sales, marketing and support services group. {more}

OCT. 16 | TEACHING GUITAR WORKSHOP | EVENT
Teaching Guitar Workshop Expands Program
To commemorate 25 years of instructing school teachers to start guitar programs, Teaching Guitar Workshop is furthering its reach with expanded programming and more locations for the upcoming year. {more}

OCT. 16 | ROLAND | OPENING
Roland Opens Artist Relations Center in London
On Sept. 6, Roland held a grand opening celebration of its new Roland Artist Centre London, located within Metropolis Studios in West London. {more}

SEPT. 27 I EAW I COMPANY
EAW Grows Under New Ownership
Massachusetts-based Eastern Acoustic Works has announced that the recent purchase of the company by the Italy-based RCF Group continues to bolster sales, product innovation, development and support. {more}

SEPT. 21 | HURRICANE FLORENCE | UPDATE
Hurricane Florence Brings Flooding, Halts Business
Hurricane Florence tore through the coast after making landfall Sept. 14. Music Inc. spoke to several MI businesses in affected areas for updates on the storm’s impact {more}

SEPT. 14 | ZOOM | COMPANY
Zoom Debuts Virtual Reality
Audio Recorder

Zoom has introduced the H3-VR virtual reality audio recorder — the only recorder that can capture, encode and decode spatial audio in one device. {more}

SEPT. 11 | GIBSON BRANDS | COMPANY
Gibson Reaches Settlement, CEO Stepping Down
Gibson Brands announced Sept. 6 that the company has reached settlements with its major stakeholders on the guitar manufacturer's reorganization plan. {more}

SEPT. 11 | AVID, HAL LEONARD | DISTRIBUTION
Hal Leonard, Avid Enter Multimillion-dollar Agreement
Hal Leonard has entered into a five-year multimillion-dollar agreement with Avid to distribute the company's pro-audio and video products. {more}

SEPT. 11 I D'ADDARIO I EXPANSION
D'Addario Plans Expansion
D'Addario has purchased two industrial buildings adjacent to its headquarters in Farmingdale, New York. {more}

SEPT. 11 I SEQUENTIAL I COMPANY
Dave Smith Instruments Rebrands
In a move that coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Prophet-5 poly synth, Dave Smith Instruments has announced it will rebrand itself as "Sequential" — the company's original name. {more}

SEPT. 11 I SYNC2SELL I COMPANY
Sync2Sell Software for Reverb Launches
Sync2Sell, a software that lets retailers sync the Lightspeed point-of-sale program with Reverb.com, launched Aug. 7. {more}

SEPT. 11 I PONCE DE LEON MUSIC CENTER | EVENT
Ponce De Leon Music Celebrates 50 Years
Ponce De Leon Music Center in Cumming, Georgia, celebrated its 50th anniversary with an outdoor festival Aug. 18. {more}

SEPT. 11 I HOWARD DURBIN I OBITUARY
Howard Durbin Passes Away
Howard Durbin, an MI industry veteran, passed away on Aug. 10. He was 93 years old. {more}

AUG. 14 | LOGITECH | ACQUISITION
Logitech Acquires Blue Microphones
Logitech announced July 30 that it has agreed to acquire Blue Microphones in a $117 million cash deal, making it one of the company's highest valued acquisitions. {more}

AUG. 14 | TRI-TECHNICAL SYSTEMS, REVERB | PARTNERSHIP
Tri-Technical Systems Partners with Reverb
Tri-Technical Systems has partnered with Reverb to bring its point-of-sale software to the website. {more}

AUG. 14 | BEACOCK MUSIC | EXPANSION
Beacock Music Expands in Oregon
Beacock Music in Vancouver, Washington, has opened its second location in Eugene, Oregon, Aug. 1. {more}

AUG. 14 | CAFIM | MEETING
CAFIM: Challenges EU Regulations, Names President
On July 20, delegates of the Confederation of European Music Industries met to discuss issues related to CITES as well as lead and nickel use in musical instruments. {more}

AUG. 10 | GIBSON BRANDS | COMPANY
Gibson Receives Court Approval for Reorganization
Gibson Brands announced Aug. 1 that the company's disclosure statement has been approved by a Delaware bankruptcy court. {more}

JULY 12 | LOUD AUDIO | SALE
Loud Audio Sells Martin Audio
Loud Audio has sold the Martin Audio brand from its portfolio of pro audio and MI businesses to UK-based private equity investor LDC. {more}

JULY 10 I NAMM I SHOW
Summer NAMM Sizzles in Nashville
The Summer NAMM show welcomed 15,010 attendees, a 5 percent increase compared to last year. {more}

JULY 10 I NAMM I AWARD
Andertons Music Named Dealer of the Year 
Andertons Music of Guildford, England, earned Dealer of the Year honors during Summer NAMM's annual Top 100 Dealer Awards held June 29 at the Music City Center. {more}

JULY 10 I ROLAND I OPENING 
Roland Opens Nashville Artist Relations Center
During the Summer NAMM show, Roland held a grand opening celebration for its Nashville Artist Relations Center. {more}

JULY 10 I THE MUSIC LINK I OPENING 
The Music Link to Open Nashville Center
The Music Link will open an artist showroom later this month. {more}

JULY 3 I NAMM I EVENT 
‘Best In Show’ Highlights Top Gear from Summer NAMM
Best In Show, the popular breakfast panel discussion at NAMM U, highlighted a taste of the best gear at 2018 Summer NAMM. {more}

JUNE 26 I NAMM I BY ALEX HARRELL
Get Ready for Music City
It's that time of year again: Summer NAMM is swinging into Nashville. Music Inc. has compiled the ways to work and play with educational conferences, networking opportunities and celebrations at Music City Center. {more}

JUNE 26 I NAMM I SCHEDULE
Schedule of Events
With over 50 educational sessions, 19 concerts and dozens of special events, don't run the risk of missing out on valuable experiences at Summer NAMM. Make the most of your visit by planning ahead with the complete schedule. {more}

JUNE 26 I THE NATIONAL MUSIC COUNCIL I EVENT
American Eagle Awards to Honor Jazz Legends
Jazz legends Chick Corea and The Manhattan Transfer will be honored at the National Music Council's 35th annual American Eagle Awards beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 28. {more}

JUNE 26 I NAMM FOUNDATION I EVENT
Top 100 Dealer Awards to Highlight Industry's Best
This year, Nashville radio host Kelly Ford will host the Top 100 Dealer Awards at 6 p.m., Friday, June 29. {more}

JUNE 26 I PENSADO'S PLACE I SESSION
Pensado's Place to Hit NAMM Idea Center Stage
Pensado's Place, the hour-long weekly web series co-hosted by mix engineer Dave Pensado and show creator Herb Trawick, will join the Make Music Experience (MME) on Saturday, June 30. {more}

JUNE 20 I CASIO I OBITUARY
Casio Chairman, CEO Dies at 89
Kazuo Kashio, chairman and CEO of Casio Computer Co. Ltd., has died at age 89. {more}

JUNE 12 I REVERB I OPENING
Reverb Grows Chicago Office
Reverb held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in May for its 10,000-square-foot office expansion. {more}

JUNE 12 I SWEETWATER I OBITUARY
Sweetwater's Randy Pratt Passes Away
Randy Pratt, senior category manager of drums and percussion at Sweetwater, passed away on May 8 after an extended illness. {more}

JUNE 12 I REMO I OBITUARY
Executive Vice President of Remo Dies
Fredy Shen, executive vice president of Remo and president of Remo Asia, died on May 16. He was 75 years old. {more}

MAY 23 I ROLAND I EVENT
Roland Expands V-Drums Range
In a dramatic expansion of the V-Drums line, Roland launched its next generation of electronic percussion focused on looking, feeling and sounding more like acoustic drum sets with wide-ranging sonic possibilities. {more}

MAY 21 I PMC I EVENT
PMC Announces 'Last Call'
for Vans Warped Tour

The Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) is offering retailers a chance to partner with Vans Warped Tour to promote the benefits of drums and drumming to the attendees that gather at each tour city. {more}

MAY 14 I SHURE I TOUR
Shure Opens Chicago Office
Music Inc. gets a tour of Shure's new 35,000-square-foot office at 125 S. Clark Street in Chicago. {more}

 

 

 

 



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