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JAN. 7 I US B&O SUPPLIES I PARTNERSHIP
EK Blessing Partners with US B&O Supplies

JAN. 7 I E.M. WINSTON I APPOINTMENTS
E.M. Winston Names Don Rhodes President

JAN. 4 I WILLIAMS JOSEPH MCCORMICK, JR. I TRIBUTES
William McCormick Remembered

JAN. 15 | TAYLOR | DISTRIBUTION
Fender, Taylor Partner in Europe

FEB. 1 | PEARL | APPOINTMENT
West to Lead Pearl

FEB. 20 I SENSENENY MUSIC I APPOINTMENT
Supinie Named Senseney Music President, CEO

FEB. 28 I BILLY WENNLUND I TRIBUTE
Remembering Billy Wennlund

MARCH 5 I THE CAVANAUGH CO. I APPOINTMENT
Cavanaugh to Lead Cavanaugh Co.

MARCH 7 I HANSER MUSIC GROUP I PARTNERSHIP
Hanser Music Group Partners in St. Louis

MARCH 7 I KEYBOARD CONCEPTS I OPENING
Keyboard Concepts Opens Agoura Design Center Location

MARCH 11 I HAL LEONARD I ACQUISITION
Hal Leonard to Acquire De Haske

MARCH 11 I LINE 6 I ACQUISITION
Line 6 Acquires X2

MARCH 14 I GIBSON, ACTIVISION I LEGAL
‘Guitar Hero’ Maker Fights Gibson Patent Claim

MARCH 25 I WILLIAM LUDWIG II I TRIBUTE
William Ludwig II, ‘The Chief’ 1917–2008

APRIL 9 I TRANSOM CAPITAL, BLUE MICROPHONES I ACQUISITION
Transom Capital Acquires Blue Microphones

APRIL 9 I CONN-SELMER I PERSONNEL
Ludwig/Musser Forms New Team

APRIL 9 I D&M HOLDINGS, ALLEN & HEATH I ACQUISITION
Allen & Heath Acquired by D&M

APRIL 10 I TC GROUP, GIBSON I PARTNERSHIPS
TC Group, Gibson Discontinue Merger Talks

APRIL 15 I HOLZE MUSIC I CLOSINGS
Comptroller’s Office Closes Holze Music’s Stores

APRIL 25 I NAMM I INTERNATIONAL
NAMM Forms International Branch in the U.K.

MAY 7 I DON JOHNSON I TRIBUTE
Don Johnson: 1949–2008

MAY 14 I YAMAHA I LEGAL
Yamaha Protects Intellectual Property in Historic Ruling

MAY 14 I STEINWAY I FINANCIAL
Steinway Reports Solid Q1 Results

MAY 20 I STEINWAY I ACQUISITION
Steinway Picks Up ArkivMusic

MAY 23 I CORPORATE
West Retires, Walenta, Ryan West to Lead

JUNE 4 I CLOSING
Conn-Selmer to Close Elkhorn Factory

JUNE 4 I INCENTIVES
Rosewood Program Repositions Yamaha Guitars

JUNE 4 I ACQUISITION
Fender Picks Up Groove Tubes

JUNE 4 I ACQUISITION
Hal Leonard, De Haske Acquisition Complete

JUNE 18 | YAMAHA I PERSONNEL
Terry Lewis to Retire from Yamaha

JUNE 24 I YAMAHA I PERSONNEL
Young, Sumner Promoted to Yamaha Senior V.P. Position

JULY 1 I NAMM I EVENTS
2008 Summer NAMM Draws Strong Numbers

JULY 1 I KHS I PERSONNEL
KHS America Appoints New President

JULY 1 I KMC I DISTRIBUTION
KMC Gets the Blues

JULY 22 I CONN-SELMER I FACILITIES
Conn-Selmer Relocates, Earns Grants

JULY 23 I DEAN GUITARS I PERSONNEL
Dean Leaves Dean

AUG. 25 I LOUD TECHNOLOGIES PERSONNEL
Loud Chairman, CEO Steps Down  

AUG. 4 I NAMM I EVENTS
Summer NAMM Announces 2009–’10 Dates

AUG. 1 I PEARL I OPENING
Pearl Opens New Distribution Facility

SEPT. 3 I HARMAN I OPENINGS
Harman Opens Sales Offices Abroad

AUG. 25 I HARMAN I FINANCIAL
Harman Shares Hit Five-Year Low

AUG. 27 I DBZ GUITARS I LAUNCH
Reinventing Dean

SEPT. 9 I MEISEL MUSIC I CLOSINGS
Meisel Closes

SEPT. 4 I MUSIC & ARTS CENTER I GROWTH
M&A Expands in Texas, Boston

SEPT. 23 I NAMM I POLICY
NAMM Shows Prohibit Visitors Under 16

SEPT. 23 I INSTRUMENTAL I MUSIC I EDUCATION
Music Camp for First-Timers

SEPT. 11 I FENDER, BEST BUY I EDUCATION

Fender Lesson ‘Program' Available to All Qualified Dealers

OCT. 1 I TAYLOR GUITARS I DISTRIBUTION
Taylor Goes to Japan

SEPT. 11 I BUFFET CRAMPON I FINANCE
Former Leblanc Factory Changes Hands

OCT. 23 I STEINWAY I EXTENDED EDITION TRIBUTE
Henry Ziegler Steinway

PRS GUITARS I APPOINTMENTS
PRS Adds to Exec Team

OCT. 23 I YAMAHA, MAPEX, MAJESTIC I ENVIRONMENT
Going Paperless

SEPT. 23 I NINTENDO I TRENDS
Wii Music Takes on Guitar Hero

OCT. 23 I LUDWIG I PERSONNEL
Trent Steps Down at Ludwig

OCT. 23 I ROLAND I PROMOTION
Roland Holds First V-Accordion Festival

OCT. 23 I MERIDIAN WINDS I OPENING
Meridian Moves

OCT. 23 I MENCHEY MUSIC I STORE DESIGN
String Boutique on a Budget

OCT. 24 I MOOG MUSIC I SALES
Moog Guitar Hits $1M

OCT. 23 I OVATION I BY JENNY DOMINE
Ovation Unveils iDEA

OCT. 23 I DAISY ROCK GUITARS I CHARITY
Daisy Rock Showcase at GoGirls MusicFest

OCT. 28 I KORG I LEGAL
Korg Recovers Stolen Cargo

OCT. 28 I GUITAR CENTER I APPOINTMENTS
GC Adds to Executive Team

OCT. 28 I DAISY ROCK I DISTRIBUTION
Daisy Rock, Omnibus Aid Canadian Dealers

HAL LEONARD I DISTRIBUTION, AWARDS
Hal’s New Deals

OCT. 23 I RETAIL I TRENDS
MI Dealers Prepare for Tough Economy

NOV. 10 I MUSICIAN’S FRIEND I CORPORATE
Eastman Steps Down, Johnson Steps Up

NOV. 4 I FCC I LEGAL
FCC Reaches White Spaces Decision

NOV. 4 I MUSIC CHINA I SHOWS
Music China Attracts Record Numbers

NOV. 10 I MUSICIAN’S FRIEND I CORPORATE
Eastman Steps Down, Johnson Steps Up

NOV. 14 I JAMES COWAN I TRIBUTE
Remembering James Cowan

NOV. 18 I LOUD I SALES
Loud Sells SLM Marketplace, Austin, Knilling

NOV. 18 I THE MIDWEST CLINIC I SHOWS
2009 Midwest Clinic Moves to McCormick Place

NOV. 18 I KORG I PERSONNEL
Korg’s Bicoastal HQ Approach

NOV. 14 I STEINWAY I FINANCIAL
Steinway Reports Soft Third Quarter

NOV. 18 I FENDER I LEGAL
Fender Trademark Dispute Nears End

NOV. 18 I MI RETAILERS ELECTION
The Obama Effect

DEC. 16 I BALDWIN PIANO PRODUCTION
Baldwin’s Holiday Lay Offs

DEC. 16 I PONIER MUSIC EXPANSION
Ponier Music Opens Fourth Location

DEC. 16 I LOUD, YAMAHA RESTRUCTURING
Suppliers Streamline Marketing, Sales for ’09

DEC. 16 I MEDLEY MUSIC I CLOSING
Medley Music to Close Doors

DEC. 16 I STOUGHTON MUSIC CENTER I ANNIVERSARY
Stoughton Music Turns 20

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