This year, MMR’s annual survey of MI retailers to determine top products yielded some familiar results (Yamaha’s Disklavier as Product of the Year, Hal Leonard as Print Publisher of the Year) as well as some fairly surprising upsets (Gibson’s Les Paul trumping longtime Electric Guitar Line of the Year winner, the Fender Stratocaster). Selections were solicited via e-mail, online, and in a ballot appearing in the October issue of Musical Merchandise Review.
On Thursday of this week, the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Ocean and Insular Affairs of the US House of Representatives heard testimony at its oversight hearing on the 2008 Lacey Act Amendments.
George Quinlan Sr., founder of Quinlan & Fabish Music Company based in Chicago, died on May 11 at the age of 90.
Earlier this week, an American Airlines flight made an emergency landing…
Rick Dorn, a 30-year veteran of Fletcher Music Centers (FMC), has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of the 19-store retail music chain that operates throughout Florida and Arizona.
As part of its ongoing philanthropy, Alfred Music recently donated more than $8,000 of music education materials to local nonprofit Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), which provides local underserved youth with academics, arts, and athletics programs in the Rampart District.