November 10, 2023 I Operations

Roland Announces New Global HQ in Japan

Construction on the new headquarters in Hamamatsu, Japan, will begin in August 2024, with completion slated for sometime in 2025.

November 03, 2023 I Appointments

Apogee Electronics Names Industry Vet Oana as Global Sales Manager

Alex Oana has an industry career that spans more than 35 years in the audio industry.

November 03, 2023 I Operations

Harman Opens New Factory to Accommodate Growth, Reduce Emissions

The new manufacturing plant will assist with the growth in production for its Martin lighting brand, while lowering the plant’s environmental impact.

November 03, 2023 I Partnership, Retail, Supply

Proel North America Announces Piano Nation as its Arizona Dealer

To celebrate the new partnership, Piano Nation of Arizona will be announcing a forthcoming launch event at its Scottsdale, Arizona-based showroom.

November 01, 2023 I Appointments

Guitar Center Names New CEO

Gabriel Dalporto has been named the new GC CEO, effective immediately. The company also announced that Ken C. Hicks has been appointed chairman of the board, and Tim Martin has returned to Guitar Center as chief financial officer, also effective immediately.

October 29, 2023 I Philanthropy, Retail

Alpha Music Kicks Off Holiday Food Drive

The 40-year-old combo retailer will kick off its holiday food drive this week to benefit the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia and Eastern Shore.

October 25, 2023 I Award

Applications Open for NAMM Foundation’s 25th Annual Best Communities for Music Ed

The annual recognition program will accept applications for the award until January 31, 2024.

October 25, 2023 I Award

Elderly Instruments Named America’s Top Small Business

Out of a record-breaking 15,000-plus applicants from across the country, the Lansing, Michigan-based acoustic shop was named America’s Top Small Business for 2023 by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.