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TEAC Hires Director Of U.S. Sales

TEAC Hires Director Of U.S. Sales

| September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dean Tassio has joined TEAC as Director of U.S. Sales. In the position, Tassio will be responsible for overseeing sales of the TEAC USA Division of professional audio and audiophile products. Tassio brings to TEAC more than 35 years’ experience in the consumer electronics industry, most notably as Vice President of Sales with Polk Audio and […]

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Retail Boot Camp Returns To NAMM Show

Retail Boot Camp Returns To NAMM Show

| September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

The 2017 NAMM Show will open one day early for Retail Boot Camp, an intensive, one-day training program for your music retail business. Held on January 18 at the Anaheim Hilton in Anaheim CA, Retail Boot Camp will feature training for all music retail employees, including owners, managers, salespeople, marketers and administrative staff. For the […]

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Reverb Scores Hiring Hat Trick

Reverb Scores Hiring Hat Trick

| September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Reverb.com has hired Iain Butterwick, Manuel Leray and Nick Smethurst as Territory Managers for the U.K., France and Australia, respectively, to drive the company’s growth abroad. According to Kevin Drost, Director of International Strategy, “Reverb.com has dramatically changed the game for music gear buyers and sellers all over the world who previously would have found […]

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Hal Leonard Distributing ZT Lunchbox Amps

Hal Leonard Distributing ZT Lunchbox Amps

| September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

The self-proclaimed “loudest little amps in the world,” ZT Amplifiers, are now being distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Hal Leonard as part of its growing distribution business. ZT Amps are promoted as tiny, but super powerful. Since their introduction in 2009, ZT’s focused line of ultra-compact combo amps has gained a following by […]

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Sweetwater Hires Executive Director

Sweetwater Hires Executive Director

| September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sweetwater has hired longtime Roland representative Bob Bailey, who will have two roles. He will fill the newly created position of Executive Director of GearFest, and he will also be the Executive Director of Sweetwater’s Academy of Music. Launched in 2002, Sweetwater’s free, annual GearFest is the country’s largest customer-focused music and pro-audio festival and […]

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Guitar Center Expands National Presence

Guitar Center Expands National Presence

| September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Guitar Center has been expanding its presence nationwide with recent store grand openings in Orem UT on June 30; Cary NC on July 14; and Norman OK on August 11. Those three grand openings further underscore Guitar Center’s ongoing expansion, as well as its commitment to serving growing music communities across the country. The Orem […]

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She Rocks Awards To Honor Lita Ford

She Rocks Awards To Honor Lita Ford

| August 25, 2016 | 1 Comment

The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) has announced that acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist Lita Ford will be a 2017 She Rocks Awards recipient. Recognizing women who stand out as role models in the music industry, the live awards event will take place on January 20, 2017, at 7pm in the Anaheim Hilton Hotel, during […]

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Roland Electronic Percussion Patents Allegedly Infringed By Alesis

Roland Electronic Percussion Patents Allegedly Infringed By Alesis

| August 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Roland Corporation Japan has alleged patent infringement by inMusic Brands, Inc. (d.b.a. Alesis) of eight U.S. patents relating to its electronic musical instruments. As a result, Roland has brought suit against the defendant (inMusic / Alesis) related to certain electronic drums and certain electronic cymbals, as identified in the lawsuit details, as filed on August […]

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Sneak Preview Of Blizzard Lighting’s Gear At DJ Expo 2016

Sneak Preview Of Blizzard Lighting’s Gear At DJ Expo 2016

| August 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Blizzard Lighting will be displaying their newest fixtures at their politically-themed booth at DJ Expo on Monday, August 15. Here’s a sneak preview of the newest DJ products from Blizzard Lighting you can find at booth #110. Turbo Scan: a super bright, fast LED scanner loaded with 150-watt LED light source and two gobo wheels, each […]

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D’Addario Foundation Fundraiser ‘Music Makes You’ Attracts Major Acts

D’Addario Foundation Fundraiser ‘Music Makes You’ Attracts Major Acts

| August 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

On September 22nd the D’Addario Foundation will host Music Makes You, a fundraising event in support of music education designed to bring music programs and product support to under-served children, nationally and globally. The event will be held at the BRIC Arts and Media Space, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn NY, with guitarist/songwriter/producer Blake Mills serving as […]

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