Product & Industry News for the Week of Aug. 16

SAE Institute is looking for people with a passion for audio.

“The audio industry is one of the most exciting yet challenging sectors of the creative media business and offers a wide range of employment opportunities for talented, passionate people like you,” SAE said in a recent press release. “The right education can be a necessary step to successfully enter this demanding industry. SAE Institute’s practice-based Audio Programs can give you the skills and experience you need to enter the demanding audio industry in as little as 12 months.”

Subjects covered include: Principles of sound; electronic music production; studio production; and live sound & lighting. For more on SAE’s programs, go online to:


SiriusXM and Pandora have announced their Small Stage Series, a series of live performances featuring musicians and comedians held in small iconic venues.

Featured artists include: Brandi Carlile; Coldplay; Dave Matthews; Glass Animals; H.E.R., J Balvin; John Mulaney; Kane Brown; Kenny Chesney; Shaggy, and Twenty One Pilots, according to a press release.

Exclusive shows for SiriusXM subscribers and Pandora listeners, and more will be announced at a later date. More information is available online at:


Gator Cases has developed new brass instrument bell covers and face masks that conform to recommendations made in the National Federation of State High Schools’ performing arts aerosol study.

In a press release, Gator said its “instrument bell covers with a pocket for a replaceable MERV 13 filter (included) are made from a breathable, non-woven polypropylene fabric with little to no back pressure or acoustic loss during performance. The fabric and the filter are expected to greatly reduce the spread of aerosols. The bell covers are available in multiple sizes ranging from 4-32 inches in diameter to fit various instruments. All the covers feature an elastic closure and cord lock to properly secure them over the bell openings of wind instruments and do not cause any backpressure or acoustic loss during performance. The GBELL Cover Series will fit a wide variety of wind and brass instruments from clarinets to large tubas and range in size between 2 and 32-inches.”

“The instrument face masks are specially designed with a front flap opening for easy playing while staying safe and are available in youth and adult sizes,” the company said.

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Music publisher Hal Leonard recently completed its first virtual music education summit, which focused on “returning and rebuilding school music education programs this fall.”

In a press release, the company said, “The event included two days of presentations from a diverse group of experts in the field discussing a wide range of student-centered topics, including social-emotional learning, equity, diversity, inclusion, special needs, community advocacy, and more.”

The company said that recordings of all presentations from the summit are available for free by signing up at: Music educators may also request a certificate of attendance after viewing the presentations.


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