Student Organization Launches ‘Worldwide Day of Gratitude’ to Honor COVID-19 Heroes

First responders and healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic will be honored on April 30 as part of “Worldwide Day of Gratitude,” a global coming together through the arts organized by the student-run organization, YOUnison. For Worldwide Day of Gratitude, teachers and students of all ages, as well as the general […]

Special Auction to Benefit Musicians

Tarisio, the leading international auction venue for fine instruments and bows, has launched GiveBack — a special benefit auction with all commissions donated to musicians around the world who have been affected by COVID-19. The commissions from this sale, which are expected to exceed $100,000, will be divided into $600 grants and awarded on a lottery […]

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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 […]

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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 […]