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Audix Teams With Allen & Heath

Allen & Heath and Audix released a new collection of ProFactory microphone presets for Qu, SQ and Avantis digital mixers. Building on the popularity of Audix’s original ProFactory presets for Qu in 2018, the new collection spans a wider range ...

Gibson Opens the ‘Garage’ at Summer NAMM

Gibson Brands hosted a special event on July 14, the night before Summer NAMM began, to introduce the Gibson Garage on 10th Street in downtown Nashville. “What Orville Gibson started 127 years ago was something even he could not have imagined,” James...

Alan Friedman Predicts the Future of MI at Summer NAMM

Although predicting the future can be next to impossible as recent history as shown, certified public accountant and MI aficionado Alan Friedman took out his crystal ball on July 16 during his Summer NAMM speech titled: “The Next Decade: The Biggest ...

Lzzy Hale Named First Gibson Female Brand Ambassador

Gibson announced that Lzzy Hale, frontwoman of the GRAMMY Award-winning hard rock band Halestorm, will join Gibson as the first female Brand Ambassador. The new Collection will span acoustic and electric guitars across Gibson, Epiphone and Kramer. ...

Summer NAMM Makes Its Triumphant Return

For the first time in 18 months, NAMM hosted an in-person show when industry friends and colleagues reconvened in Nashville last week for Summer NAMM (July 15-16). Filled with optimism for the future, NAMM members gathered to invest in their business...

The Music & Sound Retailer: July 2021 Digital Edition

COVER STORIES The Last of the Virtual Events? NAMM advocacy summit takes place virtually for possibly the final time. Just Scratching the Surface Despite uncertainty in 2020, DJ and lighting manufacturers see a bright future ahead. FEATURE...

West Music Named NAMM Dealer of the Year

West Music on July 15 took home the coveted NAMM Top 100 Dealer of the Year award during a two-hour event at the Music City Center. "It is absolutely an honor," said West Music's Ryan West. "To be among so many retailers who made it through, congr...

Summer NAMM Makes Its Return to Nashville

For the first time in 18 months, NAMM hosted an in-person event on July 15 when it officially opened Summer NAMM at Nashville’s Music City Center. NAMM president and CEO Joe Lamond (left) chats with Nick Rail Music president Laura Penrose (right)...

Jimmy Blackmon Inspires With His Closing NASMD Speech

Jimmy Blackmon, who has led high-risk military missions all around the world, including serving as the air mission commander on the operation that netted No. 2 and No. 3 in the “Iraqi Deck of Cards,” on July 13 delivered the closing keynote session a...