December 02, 2020 I Obituary

In Memorium: Bernice Ash, Sam Ash Music

Bernice Ash, wife of former chairman of Sam Ash Music, Jerry Ash, has passed away. She was 90.

November 30, 2020 I Pandemic Stories

MI Industry Grapples with Product Shortages as Holiday Season Kicks Off

Dealers are already running low holiday best-sellers, while others stocked up heading into the busy selling season.

November 30, 2020 I Retail

Sweetwater Sees 54% Increase in Black Friday Weekend Sales

Despite lower in-store turnout, Sweetwater saw 2 million online shoppers.

November 30, 2020 I Appointments

Focusrite Reinforces Long-Term Plan with 2 Additions to Professional Division

Company promotes personnel in its client-facing Focusrite Pro team to help provide both technical guidance and recommended sales solutions for clients working in post-production, immersive audio and education.

November 25, 2020 I Obituary

In Memorium: Scott Summerhays, Summerhays Music

Scott Summerhays, the president and CEO of Summerhays Music in Salt Lake City, passed away on Nov. 22 following a long-term illness that he battled privately. He was 55.

November 23, 2020 I Distribution

Hal Leonard Expands MI Products Distribution Division

This comes as the company plans for even more expansion that includes website updates, branding, new product categories, more lines and staff expansion.

November 20, 2020 I Appointments

Kawai Names Takanori Aoki President for North America

The North American subsidiaries of global piano manufacturer Kawai Musical Instruments announced the appointment of Takanori Aoki as president effective November 1, 2020.

November 20, 2020 I Philanthropy

F. E. Olds, F2F Music Foundation Donate Horn to Student

Malachi Richard, 11, had been learning to play the trombone but was set to lose his instrument.