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August 2019
 

AUGUST 15 I REVERB I ACQUISITION
Etsy Closes on
Reverb Deal

Etsy has completed its acquisition of Reverb for $275 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments with respect to cash, debt, working capital, transaction expenses and the value of equity awards granted in connection with the transaction.
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AUGUST 14 I ZOOM I WEB
Zoom Announces
it’s Poised for Podcasting Boom

Since the first podcast was broadcast in 2004, podcasting has grown exponentially. According to data assembled by the website Musicoomph.com, by the end of 2018 there were 700,000 active podcast series. As recently as 2014 there were only 47,000 active podcast series.
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AUGUST 13 I SUPER SENSITIVE MUSICAL STRING CO. I OBITUARY
Industry Vet Aspen Pittman Passes Away
MI industry veteran Aspen Pittman passed away on Aug. 11 after an automobile accident.
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AUGUST 13 I SUPER SENSITIVE MUSICAL STRING CO. I OBITUARY
Super Sensitive String’s Ellen Cavanaugh
Passes Away

Ellen Cavanaugh, vice president of Super-Sensitive Musical String Co. and a music industry veteran of more than 50 years, passed away on July 23. She was 73.
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AUGUST 2 I PEAVEY I COMPANY
Peavey Holds Auction to Sell Outdated Machines, Goods
Peavey will hold an auction on Aug. 7 in Meridian, Mississippi, to deplete its stock of outdated machines, materials and goods.
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AUGUST 1 I GIBSON I WEB
Gibson Reacts to
Viral Guitar Destruction Video

Gibson has responded to a viral video showing hundreds of Gibson Firebird X guitars being bulldozed.
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JULY 31 I GUITAR CENTER I OPENING
Guitar Center Opens
Custom House

Guitar Center has opened Custom House, a multifunctional experience center featuring the latest in audio and video solutions, in Nashville, Tennessee.
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JULY 30 I NAMM I BY FRANK ALKYER & SETH WILSON
Summertime Sizzler
Hot new gear, an increase in international attendance and forward-looking ideas highlighted this year's Summer NAMM show.
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JULY 30 I NAMM I AWARD
Cosmo Music Named ‘Dealer of the Year’
Cosmo Music of Richmond Hill, Ontario, was named “Dealer of the Year” during Summer NAMM’s annual Top 100 Dealer Awards held July 19. {more}

JULY 30 I GIBSON I LEGAL
Gibson Collaborates with Boutique Builders
Gibson announced that it has entered into multiyear collaboration agreements with Jimmy Wallace Guitars, Banker Custom Guitars and Echopark Guitars. Under these collaboration agreements, Gibson will give these key boutique builders and luthiers a license to use Gibson trademarks, including the Les Paul.
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JULY 25 I BEST IN SHOW I EVENT
‘Best In Show’ Highlights Top Picks at 2019 Summer NAMM
NAMM U's popular breakfast panel "Best In Show" showcased some of the top gear, companies and services exhibiting at the 2019 Summer NAMM show. {more}

JULY 22 I REVERB I ACQUISITION
Etsy to Purchase Reverb
Etsy, the global marketplace for creative goods, has signed an agreement to acquire Reverb for $275 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments with respect to cash, debt, working capital, transaction expenses and the value of equity awards granted in connection with the transaction. {more}

JULY 16 I NAMM I BY KATIE KAILUS
Retail Think Tank
The 2019 Summer NAMM show promises attendees a wide range of networking and educational opportunities aimed at helping them succeed in today's ever-changing business climate.
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JULY 16 I NAMM I SCHEDULE
Schedule of Events
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JULY 16 I THE NATIONAL MUSIC COUNCIL I EVENT
American Eagle Awards to Honor George Clinton, Vince Guaraldi
The National Music Council will honor iconic funk visionary George Clinton and beloved Peanuts composer and jazz piano giant Vince Guaraldi at the organization's 36th annual American Eagle Awards Thursday, July 18, at 5:30 p.m. {more}

JULY 16 I NAMM I EVENT
NAMM Congratulates 2019 Top 100 Dealers
NAMM has announced the list of enterprising music product retailers to be honored at the organization's Top 100 Dealer Awards Friday, July 18, at 6 p.m. {more}

JULY 16 I SHUBB CAPOS I EVENT
Shubb Capos to Present the John
Jorgenson Quintet

On Friday, July 19, beginning at 8 p.m., Shubb Capos will present a special night of music in the grand ballroom of the historic Hermitage Hotel in Nashville featuring the John Jorgenson Quintet and bluegrass/Americana duo Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley.
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