Bold New Look For NAMM
A new pro audio and lighting exhibit hall, coupled with a strong fourth quarter for most industry segments, injected new energy into the industry's primary global showcase. But will enthusiasm at the show deliver growth in 2018?
NAMM management took a big gamble this year, tinkering with the format of its long running trade show by expanding it to include pro-audio and lighting companies. For the first time this year... READ MORE
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Gator Cases Acquires Levy’s Leathers
Gator Cases, the multi-segmented accessory manufacturer, has acquired Levy’s Leathers, the Winnipeg, Canada-based pioneer of stylish leather guitar straps, cases, and accessories. Following the acquisition, Levy’s will continue... READ MORE
Selmer Paris Acquired By Private Equity FirmFamily shareholders of the Henri Selmer Company of Paris have entered into an agreement to sell a majority stake of the renowned saxophone manufacturer to Argos Soditic, a European private equity firm. The transaction... READ MORE
Zildjian to Acquire Mike Balter Mallets
The Avedis Zildjian Company has entered into an agreement to acquire the Mike Balter Mallet Company, the leading percussion mallet manufacturer. “We’ve long respected Mike... READ MORE
Ultimate Support CEO Acquires Radial
Mike Belitz, president and CEO of Ultimate Support Systems, has acquired Radial Engineering Ltd. Ultimate Support and Radial Engineering Ltd. will now enjoy shared strategic and logistical advantages under Belitz’s leadership, allowing for wider availability... READ MORE
Following $619 Million Sales Year, Sweetwater Teams With Purdue U.
CEO Surack Invests In Learning Center To Be Managed By Purdue Music Department
Purdue University Fort Wayne and Sweetwater officials have announced a partnership that will locate a majority of the university’s music technology program on the Sweetwater campus. The company will turn an existing 8,000-square-foot facility near the main building into... READ MORE