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DECEMBER 2018

 

 

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}

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 storms 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}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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