May 22, 2023 I Partnership

Taylor Guitars Announces Transition to D’Addario Strings

Effective immediately, Taylor’s U.S.-built models, including the recently redesigned 400 series and new Builder’s Edition 814ce, will be strung with XS Phosphor Bronze strings, while Mexico-built Taylor guitars will begin transitioning to the new strings this summer.

May 22, 2023 I Supply

Fred, Dinah Gretsch Receive Honorary Doctorates from Georgia Southern University

The Gretsches are the first husband and wife team to receive honorary doctoral degrees from one of the 26 public colleges and universities in the University System of Georgia (USG).

May 15, 2023 I Appointments

Roland Corporation U.S. Announces New Leadership

Manuele Barbini will assume the role as Roland Corporation U.S. president and CEO, while DW president and CEO, Chris Lombardi, will be added as a member of the Roland U.S. board of directors.

May 15, 2023 I Philanthropy

Mrs. G’s Music Foundation Gifts $300K to The NAMM Foundation

The gift, a multi-year pledge of $100,000 for three years, will support the growth of The NAMM Foundation’s GenNext program.

May 15, 2023 I Appointments

Gibson Names Heidt Chief Marketing Officer

As chief marketing officer, Heidt will be responsible for overseeing Gibson Brands’ global brand and marketing teams, entertainment and artist relations, social media, partnerships, public relations, multi-media divisions, as well as the Gibson Gives Foundation.

May 15, 2023 I Obituary

Former AMW CEO Musselman Passes Away

Musselman passed away on May 1 at the age of 78.

May 08, 2023 I Supply

Martin Collaborates with Better Battery Co.

Martin is demonstrating its ongoing commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and increasing its recycling efforts by switching to Better Battery Co. in a wide range of its electric-acoustic guitars.

May 08, 2023 I Supply

d&b Group Joins UN Global Compact Initiative

The United Nations Global Compact initiative is a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible business practices.