November 25, 2020 I Obituary, Retail

In Memorium: Scott Summerhays, Summerhays Music

Scott Summerhays, the president and CEO of Summerhays Music in Salt Lake City, Utah, passed away on Nov. 22 following a long-term illness that he battled privately. He was 55.

November 23, 2020 I Distribution

Hal Leonard Expands MI Products Distribution Division

This comes as the company plans for even more expansion that includes website updates, branding, new product categories, more lines and staff expansion.

November 20, 2020 I Appointments

Kawai Names Takanori Aoki President for North America

The North American subsidiaries of global piano manufacturer Kawai Musical Instruments announced the appointment of Takanori Aoki as president effective November 1, 2020.

November 20, 2020 I Philanthropy

F. E. Olds, F2F Music Foundation Donate Horn to Student

Malachi Richard, 11, had been learning to play the trombone but was set to lose his instrument.

November 18, 2020 I Appointments

Noble & Cooley Makes 2 New Appointments

​The family-owned drum manufacturer has appointed Luke Garro as general manager and Lou Scalzo as production manager.

November 16, 2020 I Event

NAMM Announces Top 100 Dealer Award Winners

​The winners will be honored in a ceremony during Believe in Music Week.

November 14, 2020 I Finance

Guitar Center Confirms Reorganization Plan

Guitar Center Inc. has announced a plan to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in an effort to reorganize and get relief from nearly $800 million of the company’s debt.

November 13, 2020 I

Guitar Center Said to Prep Bankruptcy with Creditor Support

According to Bloomberg News, Guitar Center Inc. is finalizing terms of a bankruptcy with support from the majority of its creditors.