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The World's Leading Suppliers Ranked, Plus Market Data From 41 Countries 

There were a disproportionate number of companies moving up and down in the sales rankings this year. Product mix, shifts in musical tastes, changing technology and demographics all contributed to the fluctuations, but the biggest culprit by far... READ MORE

Stories From Around The Industry

As we assess the global music products industry, we bring you company profiles from every corner of the market. Read them here in this free preview of our December issue.

DR Music Strings
EarthQuaker Devices
Graph Tech
HRS Unlimited
Loog Guitars
MJC Ironworks Strings
The Music Link
Music Minus One
Victory Display
Piano Finders
QRS Technologies
Sara-Trans Group
Slick Audio
St. Louis Music
The Trust Network

Roland Brings Premium Piano Sound “Home”

New home upright line raises the category’s bar for specs and value and comes with an unparalleled ten-year warranty 

Back in 2011, Roland redefined the authenticity of digital keyboard sound with its V-Piano Grand. Unlike loop-based sampling, Roland’s Component Object Sound Modeling (COSM) technology central to the V-Piano’s sound engine reproduces a significantly richer array of tonal parameters. The suddenly complex soundscape... READ MORE

Steinway Pianos In Celebration Of Havana’s 500th Anniversary 

Piano featured at gala concert following thaw in U.S./Cuban relations

Steinway & Sons recently served as the official presenting sponsor of the concert to celebrate the city of Havana, Cuba on the eve of the 500th anniversary of its founding. As a lasting gift to the people of Cuba, Steinway & Sons also donated... READ MORE

Ovation Officially Resumes U.S. Guitar Production

The Ovation Guitar factory in New Hartford, Connecticut has officially reopened its doors and resumed USA production of the unique round back guitar. To celebrate the event, Ovation Guitar “super-fans” from around the world... READ MORE

This Month in Music Trades

December 2015 Issue READ IT NOW!

The Music Products Industry Around The World

The Markets: Sales data on the world’s top music products markets

The Rankings: The world’s 225 largest music products suppliers ranked by revenue

Roland's Redesigned Home Piano Line

The Profiles
• The Music Link
• Electro-Harmonix
• Lollar Pickups
• Hailun Pianos
• Earthquaker Amplifiers
• The StompLight
• QRS Technologies
• Manhasset Specialty Products
• Omacro’s Commerce Platform
• Karaoke Pioneer Vocopro
• Graph Tech Improves Guitars
• The St. Louis Music Turnaround
• How Trust Network Builds Sales
• The New PianoDisc Player
• Handmade DR Guitar Strings
• The Music Minus One Story
• G7th Redesigns The Capo
• New Premium Guitars From HRS
• New Recording Tools From Slick
• Reverb.com Goes Global
• How Piano Finders Works
• Victory Displays Improve Sales
• MJC Ironworks Guitar Strings
• The Revolutionary Loog Guitar
• Sara-Trans Expands In India

• Steinway Returns To Havana
• Ovation Resumes U.S. Production
• Noteflight’s New Educational Program
• St. Louis Acquires Hamilton Stands
• Parsons Hosts Yangtze Music Fest
• KMC Distributes Monster Cables
• Mural Traces Martin Guitar History
• Booming Music China Tradeshow
• Yamaha Website For Conservatories
• Kala Opens East Coast Warehouse
• U.K. Honors Peavey Founder
• Roli Keyboard Debuts In U.S.
• Wall Street Journal Features Roland
• The First Marshall Amp On Display
• Praxis Licenses B.C. Rich Trademark
• Korg Supports Keyboards In Classrooms
• D’Addario Showcases Top Guitarists

• Sam Ash Opens In San Diego
• Best In Music Anniversary Fest
• Hartland Music Marks 40th Year
• Forbes Profiles Vintage Dealers
• Island Music’s “Rocktoberfest”


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