May 02, 2024 I Closure

Sam Ash Music to Close All Stores

The MI industry reacts to news of the 100-year-old business closing all 42 locations.

May 02, 2024 I Appointments

KHS America Names Richardson Artist, Educator Relations Manager

Richardson was previously the winds brand manager at KHS America from 2014–2019 and has a long history of MI experience.

May 02, 2024 I Event

Guitar Center Inducts Gary Clark Jr. into RockWalk

The private ceremony took place on May 1 at Guitar Center’s Hollywood location on Sunset Boulevard.

May 02, 2024 I Event

Make Music Day to Ring in Summer with a Worldwide Event

The annual event has more than 5,000 free musical events in 150 U.S. cities across 28 states scheduled for this year’s celebration on Friday, June 21.

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.