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In Memoriam – Remo D. Belli

In Memoriam – Remo D. Belli

| April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

With great sadness, Remo has announced the passing of its Founder and leader, Remo D. Belli. Belli died on Monday due to complications from pneumonia. An innovator, pioneer and icon in the world of percussion, he was an inspirational figure who broke new ground and made a difference in the world. In 1957, he invented […]

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Kate Brady Wins Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter 5

Kate Brady Wins Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter 5

| April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Guitar Center has announced Kate Brady, a Boulder CO native, as the winner of the fifth-annual Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter artist discovery program. As the winner, Brady will receive a career-boosting package that includes the opportunity to record a four-song EP with Grammy-winning producer Ariel Rechtshaid, mentorship from fok singer-songwriter City and Colour, a performance on […]

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Focusrite Wins Third Queen’s Award For Enterprise

Focusrite Wins Third Queen’s Award For Enterprise

| April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Focusrite Audio Engineering Limited, based in High Wycombe, UK, has been awarded the 2016 Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade. The award follows seven consecutive years of sustained growth in global business and market share for Focusrite. This is the third time Focusrite has been honored with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, having collected prizes […]

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KMC Ships New Line Of Paiste Cymbals

KMC Ships New Line Of Paiste Cymbals

| April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

KMC Music has announced that it is now shipping the new line of Paiste Formula 602, Giant Beat and 2002 Sound Edge cymbals to dealers nationwide. The Formula 602 Modern Essentials gains a 22″ Crash and a 24″ Ride. Modern Essentials cymbals were developed in collaboration with Vinnie Colaiuta, based on the venerable Formula 602. The […]

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Alfred Music Joins Peaksware

Alfred Music Joins Peaksware

| April 20, 2016 | 1 Comment

Alfred Music, an educational music publisher, has announced that it is joining the Peaksware Holdings, LLC portfolio of companies, which includes MakeMusic, bringing together leaders in educational music publishing and music technology. Alfred Music and MakeMusic will continue to operate independently, while sharing resources within the Peaksware group to advance innovations, provide additional content and […]

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Tim Schaeffer Rejoins American Music & Sound

Tim Schaeffer Rejoins American Music & Sound

| April 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

American Music & Sound has appointed Tim Schaeffer to the position of Senior Vice President for Allen & Heath USA. Schaeffer, who has over thirty years’ of pro-audio sales and marketing experience, will manage Allen & Heath USA to build and develop its sales and support teams and to promote sales growth and customer satisfaction. […]

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Bob Taylor Donates Funds For Ebony Conservation In Africa

Bob Taylor Donates Funds For Ebony Conservation In Africa

| April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

(L-R): Bob and Cindy Taylor (Taylor Guitars), Peter Karieva (IoES Director) Dr. Tom Smith (Professor, CBI Director)  Guitar maker Bob Taylor of Taylor Guitars has donated $400,000 to support ebony conservation research and restoration efforts in Cameroon, central Africa. Taylor’s gift will fund a multi-pronged effort that includes engaging local farmers to propagate and steward ebony seedlings […]

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Wrapping Up Musikmesse, Prolight + Sound Germany

Wrapping Up Musikmesse, Prolight + Sound Germany

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Now that the Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound fairs have concluded, let’s take a look back and see how they went. In attendance were almost 110,000 visitors from around 130 countries. An additional 20,000 music fans attended the 50-plus concerts of the Musikmesse Festival, which was held for the first time at over 30 locations. […]

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U.S. Secretary Of Education Rallies Behind Every Student Succeeds Act

U.S. Secretary Of Education Rallies Behind Every Student Succeeds Act

| April 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Secretary John B. King has called for a “renewed focus on well-rounded education for all students” at the Las Vegas Academy for the Arts in Nevada. The speech highlighted provisions in the new federal law, Every Student Succeeds Act, that sends a strong message to state and district policy makers that “every kid in this country […]

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Guitar Center Announces Zakk Wylde Guitar Line, Exclusive Master Class

Guitar Center Announces Zakk Wylde Guitar Line, Exclusive Master Class

| April 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Guitar Center has partnered with legendary metal musician Zakk Wylde, encompassing a private Master Class program for unsigned artists and a new line of Zakk Wylde guitars, called Wylde Audio. The guitars are available at Guitar Center, and the iconic guitarist will also appear on the cover of Guitar Center’s April 2016 “Guitar Buyer’s Guide.” […]

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