October 09, 2020 I Obituary

In Memoriam: Mark Brunner, Longtime Shure Executive

Brunner had been with the company since 1989.

October 07, 2020 I Obituary

Remembering Eddie Van Halen with Andy Mooney, Fender CEO

In a statement provided to Music Inc., Fender CEO Andy Mooney said Van Halen’s death “still seems unreal.”

October 06, 2020 I Philanthropy

Keep Music Alive Celebrates Kids Music Day

Kids Music Day, which took place on October 2, included live-streamed performances, free online lessons, virtual instrument petting zoos, online instrument clinics and Kids Music Day sales on select instruments, accessories and lesson programs.

October 02, 2020 I Obituary

Industry Veteran Rebecca Apodaca Has Died

Throughout the music industry, Apodaca was known for her skills as an appraiser of musical instruments, as well as for being a pioneering female band instrument repair technician.

October 01, 2020 I Operations

Riversong Guitars Moves To New Location

The new building is a bright open shop designed with lean principles and an eye to boutique-style guitar building.

September 30, 2020 I Supply

The Music People Named a Top Workplace by Hartford Courant

The Music People previously received the designation in 2011, 2013 and 2018.

September 25, 2020 I Operations

PMC, PAS Salute Percussion Magazine Publishing Vets

The Percussion Marketing Council and Percussive Arts Society have posted a web page thanking Kevin Kerns, former vice president at Modern Drummer, and Bob Berenson, former advertising manager at Modern Drummer.

September 24, 2020 I Management

Audio-Technica U.S. President, CEO Phil Cajka Announces Retirement

Effective August 1, 2020, Manabu Aoki, who previously held the position of Audio-Technica Japan general manager, international division, became the new A-T U.S. CEO.