August 01, 2022 I Acquisition

Guitar Center Business Solutions Acquires Cutting Edge Systems

The acquisition brings Cutting Edge’s integration services under the umbrella of the Audio Visual Design Group (AVDG), a commercial and residential audiovisual system integrator that has operated as an arm of Guitar Center Business Solutions since 2017, further extending its reach throughout the Northeast United States.

July 28, 2022 I Acquisition

Excelcia Music Publishing Acquires Kendor Music

Excelcia Music Publishing will maintain the brand and continue to publish editions throughout all of Kendor Music’s core educational product lines.

July 26, 2022 I Distribution

JHS Names Spanish Distributor

With its premises based on the coast of northeastern Spain, ZentralMedia will hold a full stock of Fret-King, Vintage, Encore, Santos Martinez and Laka ukulele models.

July 25, 2022 I Appointments

Industry Vet Ray Varela Joins ADJ

Varela will provide sales support for ADJ customers in NorCal and Nevada.

July 25, 2022 I Event

Fender Holds #GuitarTok Panel

The panel, which was held on July 19th, shares how TikTok, and the trending #GuitarTok hashtag, are shaping the music industry.

July 25, 2022 I Event

Candyman Strings & Things Wins Hal Leonard Giveaway

The Santa Fe, New Mexico-based retailer has won the full stage of gear that served as the centerpiece of the Hal Leonard’s 2022 NAMM booth — an approximate retail value of $9,000.

July 22, 2022 I Obituary

Former White House of Music Owner Dies

Jerry White passed away on July 10. He was 91.

July 18, 2022 I Distribution

Excelcia Inks Pinkzebra Distribution Deal

With this deal in place, Pinkzebra’s new 2022 releases in choral music and concert band music, as well as his full catalog of choral music, will now be distributed by Excelcia Music Publishing.