April 29, 2024 I Philanthropy

Gibson Gives, FirstBank Amphitheater Raise Over $120K for Music Education

The two organizations brought their selection of 22 guitars signed by artists like Lana Del Rey, Noel Gallagher, Tenacious D, Willie Nelson and more to the Music Icons Auction from Julien’s and raised $48,825 this spring — raising the total donated to more than $120,000 for Williamson County Public Schools over the years.

April 29, 2024 I Acquisition

Danny Gomez Acquires Dirty Boy Guitar Pedals

Effective now, Gomez is now the new CEO of Dirty Boy Pedals, with rights to manufacture, distribute and market the pedals, which will now be manufactured by craftsmen in Spain.

April 29, 2024 I Event

Guitar Center Music Foundation Hosts 3rd Annual Benefit Concert

The annual fundraiser and concert event honoring Ernie Isley took place on April 4 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

April 24, 2024 I Obituary

Long-Time Hal Leonard VP Passes Away

Rick Walters was a key figure at the company for some 39 years.

April 18, 2024 I Opening, Retail

Guitar Center Hosts Grand Re-Opening of Expanded Westlake Village Store

The event took place from April 11–14 and celebrated the grand re-opening of the Westlake Village, California, store which added 2,500 square feet of retail space.

April 17, 2024 I Merger

Woodwind & Brasswind to Join Music & Arts

The two B&O retailers operating under the Guitar Center organization umbrella will move forward solely as Music & Arts.

April 16, 2024 I Philanthropy, Supply

Shure Achieves Sustainable Packaging Goals in 2023

Shure has reported that it has achieved its goal to convert to 75% by 2023 and is on track to grow to 90% by 2025 and 100% by 2030 for new packaging.

April 16, 2024 I Appointments

Bert Murdock Music Names Cris Behrens General Manager

Behrens brings some 32 years of experience to the Orem, Utah-based retailer.