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Hal Leonard Acquires Leading Music Technology Video Tutorial Website Groove3
Hal Leonard Acquires Leading Music Technology Video Tutorial Website Groove3

Milwaukee, Wisconsin -Hal Leonard, the world's largest publisher of music performance and instructional materials, has acquired Groove3, a leading website specializing in music technology tutorial videos. The announcement was made by Jeff Schroedl, Executive …

Jazz Supporters Help Endow UCLA Faculty Chair Honoring Guitar Great Kenny Burrell
Elena Zhukova
Jazz Supporters Help Endow UCLA Faculty Chair Honoring Guitar Great Kenny Burrell

Los Angeles, California -The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music has received $1.2 million to establish the Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies. The Herb Alpert Foundation provided the lead gift of $500,000, which was matched by funds from the UCLA chancellor’s off …

Hal Leonard Senior Vice President and CFO Dan Bauer Announces Retirement, Debbie Diekelman Hired as New CFO
Hal Leonard Senior Vice President and CFO Dan Bauer Announces Retirement, Debbie Diekelman Hired as New CFO

Milwaukee, Wisconsin -Dan Bauer, the long-time Hal Leonard Senior Vice President and CFO, has announced his retirement. Keith Mardak, CEO of Hal Leonard, recounted Bauer's time with the company and working with him over the years: "I cannot imagine where Hal …

Phil Wagner named President of Apogee Electronics Corp.
Phil Wagner named President of Apogee Electronics Corp.

Santa Monica, California -Apogee Electronics, one of the leading brands of audio interfaces for recording, post production and aspiring musicians announces the addition of Pro Audio veteran Phil Wagner as President. The announcement was made by Betty Bennett, Apo …

National Endowment for the Arts Announces Newest Recipients of Nation’s Highest Honor in Jazz
Garth Woods, Marina Umari, Jimmy and Dena Katz, & Frank Stewart (JALC)
National Endowment for the Arts Announces Newest Recipients of Nation’s Highest Honor in Jazz

Washington, District of Columbia -2019 NEA Jazz Masters Will Be Celebrated at Free Concert on April 15, 2019 in Washington, DC Each year, the National Endowment for the Arts bestows the nation’s highest honor in jazz—the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship …

Inaugural Grantees Announced for First Nations’ Native Language Immersion Initiative
Inaugural Grantees Announced for First Nations’ Native Language Immersion Initiative

Washington, District of Columbia -NEH partnership with First Nations Development Institute seeks to revitalize endangered indigenous languages. Twelve Native language immersion programs will receive funding to expand and support language and cultur …

Roland Opens Nashville Artist Relations Center
Roland Opens Nashville Artist Relations Center

Los Angeles, California -On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, Roland held a grand opening celebration of its new Nashville Artist Relations Center, located within Love Shack Studios in Nashville’s Music Row neighborhood. The event, which was attended by leading members …

Rutgers University-Newark Now Home to the William J. “Count” Basie Collection
Rutgers University-Newark Now Home to the William J. “Count” Basie Collection

Newark, New Jersey -The Institute of Jazz Studies (IJS) at Rutgers University-Newark is now home to the collection of nearly 1,000 artifacts that belonged to late jazz icon William J. “Count” Basie Jr. The Count Basie Collection includes his pianos, Hammond …

Yamaha U.S. Subsidiary, Yamaha Guitar Group, Inc., Acquires the Ampeg Bass Amplifier Brand and Business Operations
Yamaha U.S. Subsidiary, Yamaha Guitar Group, Inc., Acquires the Ampeg Bass Amplifier Brand and Business Operations

Shizuokashi / Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan -Yamaha Corporation (Yamaha) formed a new U.S. subsidiary, Yamaha Guitar Group, Inc. (California, U.S.A., hereinafter, YGG), on April 1, 2018, as a U.S.-based business entity that will formulate and implement Yamaha’s guitar business stra …

Roland Opens Los Angeles Artist Relations Center
Roland Opens Los Angeles Artist Relations Center

Los Angeles, California -On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, Roland held a grand opening celebration of its newest Artist Relations Center, located at its U.S. headquarters in Los Angeles, CA. The event included a ribbon-cutting ceremony that also kicked off the company’s …

Taylor Guitars Launches 'The Ebony Project,' An Immersive Multimedia Storytelling Experience About Responsible Ebony Wood Sourcing
Taylor Guitars Launches 'The Ebony Project,' An Immersive Multimedia Storytelling Experience About Responsible Ebony Wood Sourcing

El Cajon, California -Taylor Guitars, one of the world's leading manufacturers of premium acoustic guitars, is excited to launch an engrossing digital experience called The Ebony Project . The eight-part story takes people on a virtual journey …

Hal Leonard LLC Announces the Purchase of the Printed Music and Retail Divisions of The Music Sales Group
Hal Leonard LLC Announces the Purchase of the Printed Music and Retail Divisions of The Music Sales Group

Milwaukee, Wisconsin -Milwaukee-based worldwide music print publisher Hal Leonard LLC has today announced the purchase of the physical and online printed music businesses of global independent music publisher The Music Sales Group. In addition, Hal Leonard an …

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