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JAN. 22 I THE 2019 NAMM SHOW I BY KASIA FEJKLOWICZ
Supercharge Your Success
NAMM President/CEO Joe Lamond shares a few not-to-miss events and gives tips for maximizing your NAMM experience. {more}

Jan. 22 I THE 2019 NAMM SHOW I SCHEDULE
Schedule of Events
From focused NAMM U sessions to special events and concerts, The NAMM Show is packed with nonstop action. Check out the complete schedule so you don't miss a beat. {more}

JAN. 22 I THE 2019 NAMM SHOW I TEC AWARDS
Peter Frampton to Receive Les Paul Innovation Award

Grammy Award-winning guitarist, singer, songwriter and innovator Peter Frampton will receive the Les Paul Innovation Award at the 34th Annual NAMM TEC Awards, held Saturday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m. {more}

JAN. 22 | THE 2019 NAMM SHOW | EVENT
2019 She Rocks Awards Honorees Announced

The Women's International Music Network has announced the 2019 She Rocks Awards honorees. Paying tribute to women in the music industry, the seventh annual She Rocks Awards will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 at the House of Blues Anaheim. {more}

JAN. 15 I MUSIC & ARTS I OPENING
Music & Arts Opens
200th Location
Music & Arts has opened its 200th store in Silverado Ranch, Nevada. {more}

JAN. 15 I ZILDJIAN I APPOINTMENT
Zildjian Appoints John Stephans
as CEO

Zildjian has named John Stephans, formerly the company's president, its new CEO. Stephans will report to Craigie Zildjian, who will become executive chair and maintain an active leadership role in the business. {more}

JAN 15. I HAL LEONARD, REMO I DISTRIBUTION
Hal Leonard Named Remo Distributor, Marketing Partner

Remo has announced that Hal Leonard will serve as a principal distribution and marketing partner for Remo in the United States, with shipments to dealers starting Feb. 1. {more}

JAN. 15 I BLUES ANGEL MUSIC I OPENING
Blues Angel Music Opens Alabama Location

Pensacola, Florida-based Blues Angel Music opened a new location in Spanish Fort, Alabama, Nov. 24, 2018. {more}

JAN. 15 I KAWAI I COMPANY
Kawai to Phase
out Lowrey

Kawai has announced plans to gradually phase out its Lowrey home organ division, which was acquired in 1988. {more}

JAN 15. I ELIZABETH COMTE REISMAN I OBITUARY
Elizabeth Comte Reisman Dies at 55
Elizabeth Comte Reisman, a former award-winning journalist and owner of Creative Music Center in Monroe, Connecticut, died Jan. 9 from an aggressive brain cancer. She was 55 years old. {more}

DEC. 11 | ST. LOUIS MUSIC | ACQUISITION
St. Louis Music Acquires
HW Products

St. Louis Music has purchased the assets of H.W. Products, a maker of brass and woodwind cleaners and accessories. {more}

DEC. 11 | BLUE MICROPHONES | AWARD
Blue Headphones Win Emmy
Blue Microphones has announced that Mix-Fi, formerly Mo-Fi, studio headphones received the 2018 Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development. {more}

DEC. 11 | GUITAR CENTER | OPENING
Guitar Center Redesigns Flagship Hollywood Location

Guitar Center announced the grand opening of its redesigned flagship Hollywood store location. The 30,000-square-foot space underwent a $5 million overhaul, according to executives at Guitar Center. {more}

DEC. 11 | COUNTRY MUSIC STORE | RELOCATION
Country Music Store Relocates to
Atlanta, Texas

Country Music Store recently held a grand opening after moving from Texarkana, Texas, to Atlanta, a Texas city located nearly 25 miles south. {more}

DEC. 11 | DEAN GUITARS | LEGAL
Dean Guitars Wins Copyright Lawsuit
Dean Guitars and the estate of late Pantera founder and guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott won a copyright suit filed against them by luthier and guitar designer Buddy Webster, also known as Buddy Blaze, Dec. 3. {more}

DEC. 4 | CALIFORNIA FIRES | UPDATE
California Fires: MI Update
Four wildfires erupted throughout California Nov. 8, burning hundreds of thousands of acres of land, displacing communities and causing record-breaking fatalities. Music Inc. spoke to several retailers and suppliers in affected areas for updates on the wildfires’ impact, including Allen & Heath, Blue Microphones, D&A Guitar Gear, Guitar Center, Ilio and The Music Connection. {more}

NOV. 13 | SWEETWATER | EXPANSION
Sweetwater Announces $76.4M Expansion
Sweetwater has announced it is expanding its operations and investing $76.4 million into two new facilities on its 163-acre Fort Wayne, Indiana, campus. Company officials said the move will add 1,009 new jobs over the next five years. {more}

NOV. 13 | BLACK DIAMOND STRINGS | OWNERSHIP
Black Diamond Strings Under New Ownership

Super-Sensitive Musical String Co. has sold Black Diamond Strings to Guitar String Manufacturing, located in Santa Rosa, California. {more}

NOV. 13 | CITES | MEETING
CITES Standing Committee Offers Proposed Exemption
An international working group comprised of musical instrument industry representatives completed a major step at the CITES Standing Committee in Sochi, Russia, when the group recommended modification to the annotation covering the listing of all dalbergia species, according to NAMM. {more}

NOV. 13 | MITSUO KASAHARA | OBITUARY
Mitsuo Kasahara Passes Away
Mitsuo Kasahara, the first president of Yamaha Corporation of America, died Oct. 27 at 90 years old. {more}

OCT. 24 I GIBSON BRANDS I COMPANY
Gibson Appoints New CEO,
Senior Team

Gibson Brands has named James “JC” Curleigh, formerly president of global brands at Levi Strauss, its new president and CEO, replacing Henry Juszkiewicz. {more}

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}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 









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