July 27, 2020 I Appointments

Wave Distro Taps Orin Portnoy For North American Sales

Wave Distro, a New Jersey-based distributor for pro audio brands including Empirical Labs, Useful Arts Audio, Whitestone Audio Instruments and Serpent Audio, has announced the addition of industry veteran Orin Portnoy as a sales representative for select brands in the U.S. and Canada.

July 24, 2020 I Supply

Warwick Music Group Instruments Certified Carbon Neutral

Warwick Music Group has become the first U.K. music instrument manufacturer to have its full range of brass instruments — produced in colorful recyclable ABS plastic — declared green, meaning they are independently certified as carbon neutral.

July 23, 2020 I Technology

Yorkville Sound Launches MI-themed Podcast

Yorkville Sound, has created the Yorkville Sound Podcast, a monthly discussion podcast aimed at music and pro audio enthusiasts.

July 21, 2020 I Technology

Music Inc. Launches New Website

The site, which is packed with news, features, ideas and gear, was built in-house with a goal of becoming the hub for the musical products industry.

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.