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April 2019
 

MARCH 12 I MANNY'S MUSIC I SALE
Former Manny's Music Site
Sells for $24.3M

The Real Deal reported Feb. 12 that Rockefeller Group bought vacant land at 156 West 48th St. in midtown Manhattan, after holding a long-term lease on the property, for about $24.3 million.
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MARCH 12 I ADJ I ACQUISITION
ADJ Group Acquires
Eliminator Lighting

Los Angeles-based ADJ has acquired Eliminator Lighting to broaden its product range. {more}

MARCH 12 I BILL BOYCE I OBITUARY
Piano Retailer Bill Boyce Dies at 78
William Clifton "Bill" Boyce Jr., who distinguished himself as a highly successful piano retailer throughout his 60-year career in the music products industry, passed away peacefully in his sleep Feb. 2 in Bradenton, Florida. He was 78 years old. {more}

MARCH 6 I YAMAHA GUITAR GROUP I APPOINTMENT
Yamaha Guitar Group Names President
Joe Bentivegna has been named president of the Calabasas, California-based Yamaha Guitar Group, effective April 1. {more}

FEB. 15 I KANSTUL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS I ORDERS
Kanstul Puts Hold on New Orders
Effective immediately, Kanstul Musical Instruments is putting a hold on new orders for instruments, parts and accessories. {more}

FEB. 5 I NAMM I EVENT I BY TYRA BOSNIC & KASIA FEJKLOWICZ
NAMM Heats Up Anaheim
As cold air masses descended from the Arctic into the Midwest and the Northeast, the MI industry enjoyed a musical heat wave during The 2019 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Held Jan 24-27, NAMM welcomed more than 2,000 exhibitors representing 7,000 brands. {more}

FEB. 5 I SWIM I SCHOLARSHIP
SWIM Announces Scholarship,
Donation Challenge

During the Smart Women in Music Fund networking event at The 2019 NAMM Show, the chairs of the fund announced a scholarship opportunity for six emerging female leaders to connect, support and grow in their leadership and professional capabilities at Summer NAMM in Nashville, Tennessee, held July 18-20, 2019. {more}

FEB. 5 I KORG, SPECTOR I ACQUISITION
Korg Acquires Spector
Korg USA has acquired Spector Bass Co. All global sales, marketing, product design, logistics and financial operations will be based out of the Korg office located in Melville, New York. {more}

FEB. 5 I ATV I COMPANY
ATV to Relaunch Ace Tone
The Kakehashi family and ATV's board of directors have announced ATV Corp. will relaunch Ace Tone. {more}

JAN. 31 I BEST IN SHOW I EVENT
'Best In Show' Highlights Top Gear at NAMM
Best In Show, the popular breakfast panel at NAMM U, highlighted a taste of the best gear at The 2019 NAMM Show.
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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}