Around the Globe

Founded in 2007, Blackstar is considered one of the world’s most innovative guitar amp brands. With prolific musicians like Phil Collen (Def Leppard), Gus G (Firewind and Ozzy Osbourne), Albert Hammond Jr (The Strokes), Richie Sambora, Neal Schon (Journey), and more endorsed by the NAMM Member, its roster of talent speaks volumes.
Celebrating 100 years of history, U.K.-based Premier Drum Company “encourages innovation, thinks beyond the limitations of technology, and ensures exceptional quality” as it crafts every instrument, from acoustic kits to marching drums and orchestral percussion.
The At-Thohir mosque which sits just outside the bustling city of Jakarta, Indonesia, recently debuted its all-new sound system from NAMM Member, L-Acoustics.
The next-generation social music creation platform, BandLab, is offering aspiring musicians the opportunity to be featured in an issue of Billboard magazine through its newest campaign, “Bringing BandLab to Billboard.”
Mario Principato had only recently returned from The 2020 NAMM Show in January, where he represented Tycoon as an endorsee when the first set of lockdowns swept through Italy. He can pinpoint the day exactly, March 8, and recalls the uncertainty, fear, and anguish surrounding his community.
Snarky Puppy is a GRAMMY®-winning collective that’s not quite jazz and not quite fusion or jam band. Coming off their latest GRAMMY® win for “Best Contemporary Instrument Album,” the band recently completed a semester-long residency at the prestigious Berklee College of Music.
NAMM Member, KoSA Music recently celebrated 20 years of expanding music education and exposing the world to a vibrant music and cultural experiences through its Cuba-based workshops.
C.F. Martin & Co. sent a specially designed ukulele to SpaceX headquarters in California that accompanied the crew of Inspiration4. The instrument, which was played in space, has returned to Earth and is scheduled for auction, with the proceeds going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
In May, Can-Do Musos The NAMM Show TEC Tracks presenter and non-profit presented a livestream event featuring performances from musicians living with disabilities.
Since 1968, Cliff Cooper, founder, and CEO of Orange Amplifiers has revolutionized the music industry. Cooper spent years perfecting the “Orange Sound” by studying, experimenting, and testing designs to perfect how sound is perceived.
Make Music Day is a free global music-making event that takes place each year on June 21. The event encourages participants of all ages, abilities, and cultures to come together on the summer solstice to celebrate the power of music.
Logans Pianos was presented with The Australian Small Business Champion Award for specialty retail earlier this month. The store, which is Sydney’s oldest independent music shop, was also named a NAMM Top 100 store at Believe in Music week in January 2021.