September 18, 2023 I Obituary

Sam Ash Music’s COO Sammy Ash Passes Away

Ash passed away on September 16 from cancer at the age of 65.

September 18, 2023 I Award

TMP Named Top Workplace by Hartford Courant for 7th Time

The Music People previously received the designation in 2011, 2013, 2018 and 2020–2022.

September 15, 2023 I Anniversary

Five Star Guitars Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The Beaverton, Oregon-based retailer is celebrating a quarter-century in business this year.

September 15, 2023 I Appointments

Candyman Strings and Things Promotes 3 Employees

Hailey Earp has been promoted to the role of general manager, while Tom Valencia and Chris Riggins both been named assistant managers.

September 15, 2023 I Supply

MakeMusic Strikes Agreement with Keiser Productions

Effective immediately, Keiser Productions, including the catalogs of LudwigMasters Publications, Southern Music and Lauren Keiser Music Publishing, will be exclusively available for interactive practice on MakeMusic Cloud.

September 15, 2023 I Appointments

Gibson Promotes Mat Koehler to VP of Product

In his new role, Koehler will continue leading the product development team, expanding his responsibility across the instruments and sound categories.

September 11, 2023 I Event, Retail

Tobias Music Hosts ‘Afternoon with Andy’ Taylor Guitars Showcase

The event featured a discussion with Andy Powers, Taylor Guitars’ president, CEO and master designer, along with Taylor Guitars’ district sales manager Rich Casciato.

September 11, 2023 I Philanthropy

Musician Ben Folds Teams with Casio on ‘Keys for Kids’ Initiative

The company donated 35 Casiotone CT-S200 keyboards to the Fold’s Keys for Kids program, which provides school-age children with access to keyboards and music lessons at little or no cost.