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August 2018 Digital Edition

COVER STORIES Education Ascends at Summer NAMM Quality breakfast session and other educational sessions led Summer NAMM attendance to rise 5 percent to 15,010 in late June. Spinning and Winning DJ and lighting manufacturers told the Music &am...

Gibson Seeks New CEO in Online Job Ad

On July 31, Gibson Guitars posted an online job listing ad on ExecThread, seeking a new CEO. “I will be here for a while, as CEO, and then I will be here for a while, for a couple of years, as an active advisor and mentor,” current CEO Henry Juszkiew...
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Gibson Takes Step to Emerge from Bankruptcy

Gibson Brands Inc. announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware in Wilmington has approved the company’s disclosure statement. According to Gibson, this approval is a “significant step in Gibson's process for emergence from c...

Fishman Launches SA330x Dealer Program

Fishman has initiated a special dealer program to stimulate sales for its popular SA330x SA Performance Audio System. The SA330x, alone or in conjunction with the SA Sub and SA Expand, produces 330 watts in a wide dispersion design for clean, crisp s...
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Gibson CEO Talks His Future

Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz discussed his future with the company in an exclusive interview with MusicRadar. “I will be here for a while, as CEO, and then I will be here for a while, for a couple of years, as an active advisor and mentor," said J...
Logitech Acquires Blue Microphones

Logitech Acquires Blue Microphones

Logitech acquired Blue Microphones, known for the past 20 years as a manufacturer of studio and consumer microphones used by artists, producers and sound engineers. “With Logitech’s vast resources and incredible reach, Blue will be on a much bigge...
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Inaugural SoundGirls Expo A Hit In Florida

The inaugural SoundGirls Expo was presented at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Fla. on July 14 and July 15. It featured a number of panel discussions, seminars, audio manufacturer demos and training sessions. Allen & Heath was a featured exp...

Gator Cases CEO Joins Reverb Board Of Directors

Reverb.com added Crystal Morris, CEO and co-founder of case manufacturer Gator Cases, to its board of directors. The long-time MI industry executive and music education advocate will support Reverb, which recently surpassed $1 billion in total sales ...

MI Retailer Runs For City Council

Anthony Mantova, owner and sales at Eureka, Calif.-based Mantova’s Two Street Music, has officially thrown his hat in the ring, running for the Eureka City Council. “This will come as a surprise to most of you, but my city is a bit of a mess. Over...

MI Retailers Cry Foul With Collections Companies

Hordes of MI retailers have cried foul about Music Merchant Recovery, whose goal is to collect and recover past due brand instrument rental fees. According to several social media posts, Music Merchant Recovery has collected hundreds, if not thousand...