January 19, 2024 I Event

NAMM Announces Mark Ronson as Featured Guest at Industry Insights NAMM Show Session

The renowned DJ, who is also an Oscar and Grammy award-winning producer and songwriter, will receive NAMM’s Music for Life Award on Jan. 25 to open the show.

January 16, 2024 I Acquisition

GEWA Music Acquires Gretsch Drums Global License

Building on its existing European distribution responsibilities for Gretsch Drums, GEWA music has acquired the rights from Drum Workshop (DW).

January 13, 2024 I Distribution

Turkish Cymbals Find U.S. Distributor

Classic City Percussion was established specifically to work with the Turkish brand.

January 13, 2024 I Appointments

Gibson Appoints Luke Ericson as Permanent COO

Acting as interim COO since May 2023, Ericson has been instrumental in reorganizing the business with the creation of the COO office around manufacturing, planning and supply chain, and enterprise solutions, globally.

January 13, 2024 I Appointments

AES Names Leslie Gaston-Bird as President

Gaston-Bird’s vision as president includes broadening the AES community, in part by bringing greater visibility to affinity groups focused on supporting underrepresented groups including women, minority, non-gender conforming and gender-expansive audio engineers.

January 10, 2024 I Acquisition

Aria Guitars Acquires Pignose

Arai & Co., Inc., the brand holder of Aria Guitars, had been serving as the exclusive Pignose distributor in Japan since 1976.

January 08, 2024 I Distribution

MusicMax Announces Exclusive Partnership with Faith Guitars

Having earned acclaim across Europe, Faith Guitars are now available to dealers throughout the U.S. through this new collaboration.

January 08, 2024 I Appointments

Focusrite’s Phil Dudderidge Receives OBE Award

Dudderidge received the recognition for the contribution he’s made to the professional audio industry as the owner and former CEO of Focusrite.