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July 2020
 
JULY 7 | GUITAR CENTER | FINANCIAL
Guitar Center Announces Settlement Exchange Offer
Guitar Center yesterday announced the final settlement of its previously announced exchange offer to eligible holders of its outstanding 13.000% cash/payment-in-kind notes due 2022. {more}

JULY 6 I MIDWESTERN MUSIC CAMP I CORONAVIRUS
Midwestern Music Camp Goes Virtual
The Midwestern Music Camp and University of Kansas's faculty came together to conduct a virtual version of their summer music camp held June 15-17. {more}

JULY 1 | ROLAND | GEAR
Roland Announces Updates For Zenology
Roland has announced Model Expansions for its Roland Cloud and the Zen-Core Synthesis System: JX-8P, SH-101, JUNO-106 and Jupiter-8. {more}

JUNE 30 I SWIM I ASSOCIATIONS
The SWIM Fund Launches SWIM Masters Podcast
The Smart Women in Music (SWIM) Fund has launched SWIM Masters, a podcast dedicated to helping connect, grow and support women in the music products industry. {more}

JUNE 30 I EBAY I PANDEMIC STORIES
eBay Reports Major Sales Boom During COVID-19
eBay, the online sales platform which reaches 174 million active buyers worldwide, hosted the sale of a musical instrument or related product once every five seconds, on average, prior to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Chelsea Walsh, senior category manager, media and musical instruments at eBay. {more}

JUNE 29 | PASIC | CORONAVIRUS
PASIC 2020 To Be Entirely Virtual
The Percussive Arts Society has announced in a letter signed by the PAS board of directors that the 2020 Percussive Arts Society International Convention will be entirely virtual due to concerns over the coronavirus. {more}

JUNE 26 I ESP I CORONAVIRUS
ESP Donates $30,000 to MusiCares

ESP Guitars, a manufacturer of high-quality guitars and basses, has made a charitable donation of $30,000 to the Recording Academy's MusiCares Covid-19 Relief Fund. {more}

JUNE 25 | MIDWEST CLINIC | CORONAVIRUS
Midwest Clinic Cancels Conference Due to COVID-19
The Midwest Clinic has announced the cancellation of its 2020 Annual Conference, originally scheduled for December 16-19 in Chicago, due to concerns over the coronavirus, in a letter signed by the organization's board of directors and distributed on June 25. {more}

JUNE  24 | ALFRED MUSIC, MAKEMUSIC | SUPPLY
Alfred Music and MakeMusic Provide Resources for Upcoming School Year
To prepare educators for the upcoming, uncertain school year, Alfred Music and MakeMusic have developed the digital Educator Toolkit. {more}

JUNE 23 I GIG GEAR I CORONAVIRUS
Gig Gear Teams with Indiesigns to Create COVID-19 Signage
Gig Gear — manufacturer of accessories designed for musicians, roadies, AV techs, and live event and entertainment production professionals — has partnered with Indiesigns, a New York-based firm offering custom-designed Covid-19 signs and decals created by a network of independent artists.
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JUNE 22 I NAMM I EVENTS
NAMM Holding Virtual Summit
NAMM has announced it's holding a Virtual Summit July 7-10, featuring an array of "super-sessions." {more}

JUNE 19 | EARTHQUAKER DEVICES | PARTNERSHIP
Earthquaker and PatternBased Join Forces for OnomatoPedal App
EarthQuaker Devices has teamed up with PatternBased to release a unique way of showing off its pedals, OnomatoPedal. OnomatoPedal is a vibrant, cross-cultural interactive app based on Japanese onomatopoetic words and the effects pedals of EarthQuaker Devices. {more}

JUNE 19 | D'ANGELICO | ACQUISITION
D'Angelico Acquires Supro and Pigtronix
D'Angelico Guitars has acquired the amplifier manufacturer Supro USA and boutique pedal company Pigtronix, both of which were previously owned by Absara Audio, located in Long Island, New York. {more}

JUNE 16 I ORANGE I SUPPLY
Orange Amps Seeks Help Finding Rare Effect Pedals
Orange manufactured the pedals in its U.K. Bexleyheath factory between 1977 to 1979. They are now difficult to find. {more}

JUNE 15 I NAMM I EVENTS
The 2021 Show Will Go On! NAMM Reaffirms Commitment
In a letter to exhibitors released on June 15, NAMM, the international music products association, reaffirmed its commitment to hosting The NAMM Show Jan. 21-24. {more}

JUNE 15 | GATOR CASES | CHARITY
Gator Offers Free Straps In Exchange for Charitable Donations
Gator Cases is giving back in support of the black community. {more}

JUNE 12, 2020 | FULLTONE
Fulltone CEO's Criticism of National Protest Draws Backlash
Fulltone, the guitar and bass effects company, has sparked controversy after CEO Michael Fuller posted on Facebook condemning protestors taking a stand against police brutality in the wake of the death of George Floyd. {more}