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An Industry First For C.F. Martin

C.F. Martin & Co. became the first company in the musical instruments industry to receive B Corp certification on Sept. 1. This prestigious certification recognizes companies that use business as a force for good, “meeting the highest standards o...

September 2018 Digital Edition

COVER STORIES Wrap It Up! The holidays are coming before we know it. Here are 27 products to perhaps stock at your store. The Changing Face of Retail The Music & Sound Retailer presents its 13th Annual Independent Retailer Roundtable. ...

Sweetwater Launches Certified Fit Case Program

Sweetwater introduced a new program designed to help guitarists and bassists find the ideal cases to protect their instruments. The company’s exclusive Certified Fit Case Program makes it easy for a player to confidently choose a case that truly fits...

RCF Acquires EAW

RCF Group announced the acquisition of Eastern Acoustics Works (EAW) from LOUD Audio LLC, a portfolio company of Transom Capital Group. According to RCF, adding EAW allows it to further become an international leader in designing, producing and se...

Bill’s Music, PRS Team for Storm Relief

On Memorial Day weekend, Ellicott City, Md., a quaint, historic town located just 30 minutes west of Baltimore, was hit with more than two months’ worth of rain in less than two hours. The flooding caused Main Street to turn into a raging river, taki...

DJ and Lighting Manufacturers Optimistic About the Future

Although challenges are always omnipresent, there’s definite optimism to go around. One place this optimism shows up in spades is the DJ/lighting category. Manufacturers in this category are excited about what the future holds. This optimism is led b...

D’Addario To Open New Evans Drumheads Home

D’Addario announced the purchase of two adjacent industrial buildings next to its headquarters at 595 Smith St in Farmingdale, N.Y. The company’s plan is to merge the two recently purchased buildings, yielding 37,000 square feet of manufacturing a...
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Gibson Reports $6M Loss in June

Gibson Brands lost $6.3 million in June, which was a large improvement compared to May, according to the Nashville Post. The Nashville-based guitar maker strummed up sales of nearly $23 million in June, up 2 percent from May, the report stated. Sales...