August 04, 2023 I Appointments

Martin Guitars CEO Thomas Ripsam Joins Company Board

Ripsam has been serving as the company’s president and CEO since June 14, 2021.

August 04, 2023 I Partnership, Supply

Mission Engineering, Fender Announce Return of Sunn Amplifiers

The revived Sunn product line will feature historic reproductions of classic Sunn designs, as well as introduce new products that incorporate modern technology. Products will be available for purchase globally late 2023.

August 02, 2023 I Acquisition, Opening

Roxy Music Changes Ownership

Ken and Heidi Grace purchased the 84-year-old La Porte, Indiana-based dealership from the Kabelin Hardware Company.

August 02, 2023 I Acquisition

Senseney Music Announces Sale to Palen Music Center

The sale is expected to be completed by November 1.

July 28, 2023 I Event

Music School Arize Beyond Hosts Grand Opening

The new Waukegan, Illinois-based school of music held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 24.

July 28, 2023 I Event, Philanthropy

NAMM’s Museum of Making Music Hosts Benefit Concert with Graham Nash

The sold-out “Concert for a Cause” benefit was held on July 18 and raised more than $195,000 in support of the museum’s educational outreach programs.

July 28, 2023 I Philanthropy

Pearl Awards ‘Musicians Making A Difference’ Scholarship

The scholarship provides two $5,000 scholarships to high school musicians who have demonstrated the ability to impact positive change in their community.

July 28, 2023 I Event

Percussion Marketing Council Hosts ‘Drum Lesson with a Pro’

The PMC’s annual contest, held during May’s International Drum Month, works to engage young drummers in the art of playing drums, while driving traffic to local drum retailers.