May 13, 2024 I Appointments

Roland Names Masahiro Minowa New CEO

Minowa will take over officially on July 1 after current representative director and CEO, Gordon Raison, steps down for personal reasons.

May 13, 2024 I Closure

Watermelon Music Announces Closure

Despite a GoFundMe that raised more the $100,000, the store announced it will be closing its doors after 28 years in business.

May 13, 2024 I Acquisition

ERA Music Acquires Meters Music

The MI conglomerate has acquired the audio brand formerly affiliated with the owners of Ashdown Engineering.

May 13, 2024 I Closure, Legal

Sam Ash Files for Chapter 11

The 100-year-old retailer filed for bankruptcy in New Jersey on May 8, while evaluating a potential sale of its e-commerce operations, related intellectual property and wholesale Samson business as a go-forward strategy.

May 08, 2024 I Partnership

Donner Collaborates with School of Rock

Donner has joined the GearSelect Program to offer instruments to School of Rock students.

May 02, 2024 I Closure

Sam Ash Music to Close All Stores

The MI industry reacts to news of the 100-year-old business closing all 42 locations.

May 02, 2024 I Appointments

KHS America Names Richardson Artist, Educator Relations Manager

Richardson was previously the winds brand manager at KHS America from 2014–2019 and has a long history of MI experience.

May 02, 2024 I Event

Guitar Center Inducts Gary Clark Jr. into RockWalk

The private ceremony took place on May 1 at Guitar Center’s Hollywood location on Sunset Boulevard.