News: Pandemic Stories

December 18, 2020

Springfield Music Owner Donovan Bankhead Optimistic for New Year

Donovan Bankhead has held many positions in his 18 years at Springfield, Missouri-based Springfield Music — road rep, general manager, vice president and…

December 18, 2020

Armadillo Reports 23% Sales Increase YoY for 2020

Tampa, Florida-based Armadillo Enterprises’s pandemic experience this year is a familiar one. Beginning in March, its brands, Dean, Luna and ddrum, saw an…

November 30, 2020

MI Industry Grapples with Product Shortages as Holiday Season Kicks Off

On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, Peter Dods, president of Easy Music Center in Honolulu, was nearly sold out of affordable 88-key keyboards. By mid-day on…

October 22, 2020

‘Crazy Week After Week’: Bob Taylor on the Guitar Boom

Taylor Guitars’ story of navigating the initial coronavirus quarantine is a familiar one. In mid-March, the company shut down its headquarters and…

September 14, 2020

GAMA Perseveres in Pandemic

As in all corners of MI, the coronavirus quarantine proved to be a major disruptor this year for the Guitar and Accessories Marketing Association. But,…

June 30, 2020

eBay Reports Major Sales Boom During COVID-19

eBay, the online sales platform which reaches 174 million active buyers worldwide, hosted the sale of a musical instrument or related product once every five…

April 13, 2020

Oxford House of Music Goes Virtual

Oxford House of Music, a lessons studio in Oxford, Mississippi, has closed its doors and switched to online music instruction to meet the Covid-19 social…

April 07, 2020

Thalia Capos Importing Masks, Manufacturing Boxes to Fight Coronavirus

Chris Bradley, CEO of Thalia Capos, located in Pleasant Hill, California, felt that he had to take action to help in the U.S. effort to fight coronavirus. So,…

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