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Recording Academy and MusiCares Establish Covid-19 Relief Fund

The Recording Academy and its affiliated charitable foundation MusiCares have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help people in the music industry affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and subsequent cancellation of multiple music events. From hotel and bar gigs to major music festivals, COVID-19 is deeply impacting live music events, and the creative community […]

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Reverb Announces First Round of 2020 Reverb Gives Grant Recipients

Reverb, a leading online marketplace for buying and selling used, unique, and new musical instruments, announced that it has selected 17 organizations to receive musical instrument grants through its Reverb Gives initiative. A portion of every sale on Reverb goes to Reverb Gives, which is dedicated to helping youth music education programs all over the […]

Leonard Bernstein’s unknown, never-recorded string quartet “rediscovered,” to be performed

A Making Music exclusive An unknown, never-performed, and never-recorded work for string quartet composed by Leonard Bernstein — perhaps the most talented and successful classical musician in American history — later this year will have its world premiere at Tanglewood, the music venue that had a 50-year association/connection to the famed conductor, composer, musician, and […]

Roland and 9 Beats Announce Music Education Partnerships for U.S. and China

Names 11-Year-Old Drum Phenom Milana First-Ever Brand Ambassador The world’s largest provider of music lessons and music education content, 9 Beats Music & Technology Group, announced the launch of its North American subsidiary, 9 Beats USA, LLC and music education partnership with leading manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, Roland at The NAMM Show 2020. To […]

Omar Hakim, Yngwie Malmsteem Receive Roland and BOSS Present Fifth-Annual Lifetime Achievement Awards

Following the 2020 Roland International Press Conference, held Wednesday, January 15, 2020, in advance of The NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, Roland and BOSS presented their fifth-annual Lifetime Achievement Awards to the incredibly versatile, successful drummer, Omar Hakim (Roland), and the world-renowned Swedish guitarist, Yngwie Malmsteem (BOSS), both of whom have incredible careers spanning over […]

Technical Excellence and Creativity Winners Announced at the 35th Annual NAMM TEC Awards

JONI MITCHELL RECEIVES THE LES PAUL INNOVATION AWARD ENGINEER DAVE PENSADO AND RECORD INDUSTRY VET HERB TRAWICK INDUCTED TO THE NAMM TEC HALL OF FAME Presenters included Andrew Huang, Bishop Lamont, Elliot Easton, Herbie Hancock, Lisa Loeb, Maureen Droney, “Skunk” Baxter, Brian Hardgroove, Michael Braunstein of the Les Paul Foundation Anaheim, Calif. – January 18 […]

Manhasset Specialty Company Celebrates its 85th Anniversary in 2020

Manhasset Specialty Company, a leading manufacturer of music stands and accessories, is celebrating 85 years of producing quality music stands and accessories for use by budding young musicians to professional musicians who are members of world-famous orchestras all around the world. The Manhasset Specialty Company dates back to 1935, when inventor/musician Otto Lagervall set out […]

Online Platform ‘Songwriting University’ Launches in Nashville, TN, Offers Songwriting Competition

A new online platform called Songwriting University is offering aspiring songwriters the opportunity to book one-on-one access to successful, established songwriters — and is celebrating their launch with an online songwriting competition with a $10,000 grand prize. The new endeavor is headed up by former A&R Executive / Producer extraordinaire Michael Blanton (Amy Grant, Michael […]