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 […]

Dave Sanborn, Legendary Saxophonist, Presents the First Season of His New Show “Sanborn Sessions”

Dave Sanborn, the veteran saxophonist, and six-time Grammy Award winner, has announced he will soon present the first episode of his new music show, Sanborn Sessions. The new series is hosted by Sanborn and features a diverse roster of accomplished artists from a variety of genres and generations. In its initial season, Sanborn welcomes Kandace Springs, […]