The Best Performance In Six Years!
2014 Music Industry Census Report Now Available
Our annual census of the industry is now available and reveals that industry revenues rose 3.3% in 2014 to just over $7 billion. The data shows that the music products industry continued its recovery from the financial crisis in 2014, posting its fifth consecutive... READ MORE
The Top 100
North America’s 100 Largest Music Products Suppliers Ranked By Revenues
The annual ranking of North America's Top 100 music companies is now available and showcases a diverse array of businesses, ranging from a guitar maker steeped in tradition, like C.F. Martin, to a diversified electronics company like inMusic that serves every facet of the electronic music market. The list also includes... READ MORE
Jerry & Bernice Ash “Retire”
Friends and colleagues celebrate the long-time heads of Sam Ash Music as they take a step away from the family business. They will still be a presence at company headquarters.
Read the whole story in this special preview of our April issue!
Takamine Taps ESP Guitars For U.S. Distribution
B&J To Handle Canadian Sales, Relationships In Other Markets Unaffected
Takamine Guitars has tapped ESP Guitars as its U.s. distributor. B&J Music, now a division of JAM Industries, will handle Canadian sales for the acoustic guitar maker. The new distribution agreements... READ MORE
Bertrand’s Music Location Destroyed In Car Crash
Southern California retailer hopes to rebuild San Bernardino store in the same location
The Bertrand’s Music location in San Bernardino, California is being called a total loss—but no one was seriously hurt—after a car plowed through its showroom window on the afternoon of Friday, February 20. A fire ignited by the crash... READ MORE
Radial Engineering Adds Emissions Testing Lab
Radial Engineering Ltd. has added a new pre-compliance testing facility to its engineering (R&D) department headquartered in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. As Radial Engineering’s Donald Carmichael explained, “The world is changing. We are moving toward... READ MORE