July 20, 2020 I Management

Martin Guitars CEO Chris Martin IV to Step Down From Role

Chris Martin IV has announced plans to retire as CEO of the Nazareth, Pennsylvania-based company C.F. Martin & Co., a role he has held for more than 30 years.

July 20, 2020 I Obituary

Joe Seawright, Formerly of Baldwin Piano, Dies at 74

Joe Seawright, Baldwin Piano’s former director of design, died on July 17. He was 74 years old.

July 17, 2020 I Event

Sweetwater Holds GearFest Virtually

On June 26-27, Sweetwater presented its annual event, GearFest, a celebration of music instruments and pro audio gear, doing so virtually for the first time.

July 14, 2020 I Event

Congress Ponders More Business Stimulus

In the wake of The Summer NAMM Show’s cancellation this year, NAMM executed the NAMM U Virtual Summit last week, culminating with a policy overview moderated by Mary Luehrsen, NAMM’s director of public affairs and governments relations.

July 14, 2020 I Finance

Reverb Raises Selling Fee for First Time

Today, Reverb announced in an email to its users that its 3.5% selling fee will increase to 5% starting on August 4, 2020. The increase marks the first time…

July 14, 2020 I Management

Roland Announces Changes to Executive Management

Roland announced changes to its U.S. and global executive management teams on July 14, effective immediately.

July 14, 2020 I Event

NAMM Hosts ‘How to Stand Out in the New Next’

Last week, from July 7-10, NAMM hosted the 2020 NAMM U Virtual Summit, featuring educational sessions similar to what would have been presented at The Summer…

July 14, 2020 I Event

Eastman President Gives Motivating NAMM YP Keynote

Last week’s NAMM U Virtual Summit kicked off its final day with the NAMM YP Keynote given by Saul Friedgood, president of Eastman Music Company. Friedgood…