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In Memoriam: KORG USA’s Tom Imparato

KORG USA (KUSA) shared the news of the passing of a true legend, Tom Imparato, KUSA’s national service and facilities manager.  With more than 40 years of service to KUSA, Tom was a pioneer and innovator in our industry establishing a network of more...
Janet D'Addario

In Memoriam: Janet D’Addario, Co-Founder of D’Addario & Co.

Janet D’Addario, a creative and philanthropic force and the wife of D’Addario Chairman, Jim D’Addario, died on June 14 in her home, surrounded by her entire family. She was 72. The cause was complications from gall bladder cancer. Janet was born o...
NAMM's Museum of Making Music

NAMM’s Museum of Making Music Celebrates Grand Reopening

After several years of planning and a recently completed remodel and transformation of its physical space, NAMM’s Museum of Making Music (MoMM) celebrated its grand reopening to the public.  The re-envisioned Carlsbad-based cultural institution revea...
Bernice Ash, Bernice Ash Memorial Award

Submission Period for the Bernice Ash Memorial Award Now Open

The submission period to apply for the Bernice Ash Memorial Award is now open. The annual award, which recognizes and honors the remarkable life and legacy of Bernice Ash, a music retail visionary who spearheaded the expansion of the Sam Ash family-o...
The Music & Sound Retailer June 2021 Cover, Robin Thicke

The Music & Sound Retailer: June 2021 Digital Edition

COVER STORIES A Tribute to Vinny Testa, Founder and Publisher of the Music & Sound Retailer The Good Stuff The MI industry gives back after an unprecedented year. FEATURES MSR Special Gibson launched the Gibson Garage, where guitar play...
C.F. Martin & Co. CEO Thomas Ripsam

Ripsam Named C.F. Martin CEO

C.F. Martin & Co. named Thomas Ripsam its new CEO, effective June 14. He succeeds longtime chairman and CEO, Christian Frederick Martin IV, who assumes the role of executive chairman. An experienced growth strategist and leader, Ripsam has a deep...
John Lennon Songwriting Contest

John Lennon Songwriting Contest Session 1 Ends on June 15

The John Lennon Songwriting Contest Session 1 deadline of June 15 is fast approaching. The JLSC, celebrating its 25th anniversary, will present over $300,000 in cash awards and prizes to contestants entering their original songs in 12 categories. Win...
Shure ADX5D Portable Receiver

Under the Hood: Shure Debuts ADX5D Portable Receiver

Shure has introduced the Axient Digital ADX5D Portable Receiver, a dual-channel, portable wireless slot receiver that is designed to provide superior RF performance, spectral efficiency and transparent audio quality. The new portable form factor prou...
Shure and Sensaphonics address hearing damage issues

Sensaphonics and Shure Offer Tips to Prevent Hearing Loss

Shure and Sensaphonics believe the post-pandemic return to live music is an opportunity for performers and audio professionals to adjust their listening behavior to reduce hearing-damaging audio levels. After over a year away from typical concert vol...
PRS Guitars

PRS Guitars Announces Virtual ‘Experience PRS’ 2021 Event

PRS Guitars will host its Experience PRS event virtually for 2021. Marketed as the ultimate guitar festival for guitarists and music lovers, the event will stream live on the PRS Guitars YouTube channel on Thursday, July 8 at 7 p.m. EST. For the 2...