January 18, 2021 I Retail

‘So Much Fun’: How a Music Teacher Stormed the Capitol & Shattered Lives

Music teacher Stephen Baker forced Middle C Music to cut ties with him by breaking into the Capital Building in Washington, D.C., livestreaming all of it on Instagram as “Stephen Ignoramus.”

January 18, 2021 I Event

Day 1 of UpBeat Daily Is Here

The digital launch edition of UpBeat Daily is available now.

January 18, 2021 I Event

Believe It! Don’t Miss NAMM’s Believe in Music Week

The free, digital event featuring a marketplace, education sessions and live performances started Monday.

January 18, 2021 I Retail

Guitar Center’s Top 10 Musical Gear Trend Predictions for 2021

As the music industry continues to shift, Guitar Center is forecasting a surge in popularity for specific musical gear and accessories that it has seen gain traction during the pandemic.

January 12, 2021 I Distribution

Sweetwater & Music Tribe Enter Partnership

The focus of the relationship is to “deliver a customer experience with unique collaborative opportunities.”

January 11, 2021 I Acquisition

Gibson Acquires Mesa/Boogie

Gibson has announced the addition of Mesa/Boogie to its family of brands.

January 11, 2021 I Obituary

Shimamura Music Founder Passes Away

The founder of Japan’s largest music retail chain, Shimamura Music, passed away on Dec. 26 at the age of 87.

January 11, 2021 I Acquisition

Korg USA Acquires Aguilar Amplification Company

Korg is now a direct investor in the new entity, Aguilar Musical Instruments, which operates as a separate company under the Korg USA portfolio of brands.