February 23, 2022 I Philanthropy

D’Addario Foundation Launches Bridge Fund

The initiative focuses specifically on bridging the gap between access to music education and the Black community.

February 23, 2022 I Opening

GC Opens New Store in Yakima

The 10,800-square-foot store in Yakima, Washington, is part of the company’s continued re-engagement of its grand opening itinerary, which was put on hold during the height of the pandemic.

February 23, 2022 I Appointments

Sound Start Foundation Names Lewis Executive Director

Industry vet Terry Lewis will expand upon the foundation’s mission to purchase and donate musical instruments in order to enrich students’ lives and support school music programs.

February 21, 2022 I Event

Hit Like A Girl 2022 Contest Opens March 8

The 11th annual online event aims to celebrate, elevate and cultivate female drummers and beatmakers by showcasing thousands of participating players of all ages and levels from around the world.

February 21, 2022 I Obituary

Industry Vet Juan ‘JC’ Faxas Passes Away

The former employee of Guitar Center and the ADJ Group passed away on Feb. 12 at the age of 59.

February 21, 2022 I Coronavirus

Avid Announces Continued Pause on Trade Show Exhibiting

Due to the ongoing ebb and flow of COVID-19 conditions, the company’s leadership maintains it is not yet feasible to reliably predict the pandemic’s path and has paused exhibiting at large trade shows throughout 2022.

February 21, 2022 I Legal

Online Tool Launched for Travel with Instruments Containing CITES-protected Species

The site includes questions to help musicians and music ensembles prepare touring activities with musical instruments containing CITES-protected species.

February 14, 2022 I Finance

Sweetwater Generates $1.43B in 2021 Revenue

The online retailer said it saw another year of record-breaking revenue numbers and milestones.