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Roland Joins Clean Drinking Water Initiative

Roland has teamed up with Depeche Mode, Swiss watchmaker Hublot and charity: water in a fundraising effort to provide clean drinking water to those residing in underdeveloped nations. To date, the organizations have raised a total of $1.7 million tow...
MSR July Audio Issue

July 2018 Digital Edition

COVER STORIES Washington Capitals NAMM advocacy delegates were treated warmly in our nation's capital in late May. Find out what they were asking politicians and perspectives from retailers and manufacturers on their experience in Washington, D.C...

Yamaha Gives Dealers an ‘Advantage’

More than 80 musical instrument dealers, music school owners and Yamaha staff across North America attended the Yamaha Advantage program, designed to assist educators and dealers in upping their game.

Summer NAMM Attendance Increases 5% to 15K

Summer NAMM attendance increased 5 percent year over year to 15,010. More than 1,600 brands were presented by more than 500 exhibitors. “There are many ways to be successful in our industry, but they all require effort and initiative,” said Joe La...
L-R: James Hatem, Roland A/R representative; Yoshi Ikegami, President, BOSS Corporation; artist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter; Julian Raymond, Senior Vice President of A&R and Staff Producer at Big Machine/John Varvatos Records; and Brian Alli, Roland’s Vice President of Global Influencer Relations.

Roland Opens Nashville Artist Relations Center

Yoshi Ikegami, President, BOSS Corporation, at the entrance to the Roland Nashville Artist Relations Center. On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, Roland held a grand opening celebration of its new Nashville Artist Relations Center, located within Love Sh...

Peavey Unveils Learning Center

Peavey Electronics launched the Peavey Learning Center, an innovative online learning portal for new guitar players. Peavey customers now have access to a state-of-the-art online lesson program through their desktop computer or mobile device, the com...

Museum of Making Music to Host Benefit Concert

On Aug. 25, NAMM’s Museum of Making Music (MoMM) will welcome the inspired sounds of the Blue Ridge Mountains and its musically-rich heritage to San Diego for the MoMM’s Bluegrass Benefit Concert. The event, to be held at the Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm...
Kazuo Kashio

Kashio Passes Away at 89

Kazuo Kashio, one of four brothers who founded Casio Computer Co., died on June 18 at age 89. Casio issued the following statement following his death: “It is with profound sadness that Casio announces the loss of Kazuo Kashio, 89, Chairman and...
John Packer Earns UK’s Highest Business Award

John Packer Earns UK’s Highest Business Award

John Packer Ltd. received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category. The Queen’s Award is the highest official United Kingdom award for British business. John Packer, a brass and woodwind musical instrument retailer which ...