February 09, 2024 I Appointments

American Way Marketing Leadership Changes

Tim Ricci has been appointed to the position of president and CEO and Susan Laffoon has been named vice president, while Kathy Donahoe will remain on the management team as CFO and managing partner.

February 09, 2024 I Acquisition

JP Musical Instruments Acquires Michael Rath Trombones

The acquisition of Michael Rath Trombones comes as John Packer Musical Instruments celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2024 and marks a new chapter in the continued relationship between the two brands.

February 09, 2024 I Supply

ACT Entertainment Unveils New Lava Cable Branding

The redesigned logo and packaging will highlight the products’ aesthetic as a boutique solution.

February 07, 2024 I Acquisition

PRS Guitars Names Marc Quigley Company Archivist, Brand Educator

This new role for PRS is designed to preserve the company’s history and help share it with the world.

February 07, 2024 I Obituary

Radial’s Steve McKay Passes Away

McKay served as international sales manager and was pivotal in developing Radial’s distribution network.

February 05, 2024 I Acquisition

Ernie Williamson Music Acquires Marler Music, Flint Hills Music

The back-to-back acquisitions mark the fifth and sixth retail locations for Ernie Williamson Music.

February 01, 2024 I

NAMM Reports More Than 62K Attendees at 2024 NAMM Show

In addition, some 1,600-plus exhibitors representing 3,500-plus brands from around the global attended the four-day show in Anaheim, California.

January 31, 2024 I Distribution

Chapman Guitars Taps Lyon & Healy for U.S. Distribution

This deal ushers in a new era for Chapman Guitars by amplifying its presence in the U.S.