industry news:
RIAA Piling Up New Lawsuit Against Kim Dotcom
The organization accused Megaupload of allowing users to engage in "rapid, unrestricted downloading of popular, infringing content."

POSTED: 04/16/2014 - 10:53 am

 
Shadow Electronics Reveals the New PanaMAG Wireless Sound System
The system installs in the soundhole of your acoustic or classical guitar in minutes and requires no modifications whatsoever.

POSTED: 04/15/2014 - 11:06 am

 
Schecter Guitars Releases New Web Series Called 'Conquering Rifftopia' Featuring Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow
Schecter Guitar Research has announced an addition to its new website featuring guitar phenoms Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow of Conquering Dystopia.

POSTED: 04/11/2014 - 05:30 am

 
Pykmax - The Guitar Pick Reimagined
Pro Music Marketing, Inc. announced the launch of Pykmax High Performance Guitar Picks.

POSTED: 04/07/2014 - 03:48 am

 
UK Government to Legalize CD and DVD Ripping Starting June 1
Copying of content you don't legally own still declared as illegal, of course.

POSTED: 04/01/2014 - 10:04 am

 
Radio Still Ranked as No. 1 Source for Music Discovery, Study Finds
35% of Americans using radio to keep up with music, 21% relies on "word of mouth" info.

POSTED: 03/31/2014 - 10:00 am

 
Number of One-Word Hit Singles Reaches All-Time High, Report Confirms
Single-word tunes taking up nearly third of Billboard Hot 100 spots every week.

POSTED: 03/27/2014 - 07:47 am

 
Apple to Make iTunes Available on Android?
Reports suggest company also looking into new streaming service.

POSTED: 03/24/2014 - 05:29 am

 
Music Sales Still Declining, Japan to Blame
Meanwhile, global music industry attacks Google for failing to prevent piracy.

POSTED: 03/20/2014 - 07:37 am

 
Trivium Bassist Talks Streaming: 'We're at the Beginning of New Music Industry Now'
"It's going to be amazing," Paolo Gregoletto adds.

POSTED: 03/18/2014 - 08:25 am

 
Boss Debuts VE-2 Vocal Harmonist
Boss announced the VE-2 Vocal Harmonist, an easy-to-use stompbox for singing guitarists and solo vocalists.

POSTED: 03/13/2014 - 02:44 am

 
Boss Unveils GP-10 Guitar Processor
COSM instrument modeling, instant altered tunings, multi-FX, and more.

POSTED: 03/12/2014 - 03:41 am

 
Roland Announces CUBE Street EX
New CUBE Street EX infuses the popular mobile amp with a huge performance upgrade that delivers more projection, more channels, and more versatility.

POSTED: 03/12/2014 - 03:30 am

 
Boss Announces Five-Year Warranty On All Compact Pedal Models Worldwide
Boss is proud to announce that it will offer a five-year warranty on its entire line of pedals in the compact series, effective April 1, 2014.

POSTED: 03/12/2014 - 03:22 am

 
Top 1% of Artists Earn 77% of Recorded Music Income, Report Confirms
Fans are overloaded with musical choices, tend to act like sheep.

POSTED: 03/10/2014 - 06:53 am

 
Jammmz Connects Musicians Across the Globe
Guitarists and musicians are put to the test in this interactive learning environment.

POSTED: 03/04/2014 - 11:11 am

 
New Virtual Currency Songcoin Hoping to Save Music Industry
"We have a huge opportunity by focusing this on the music industry," says company co-founder Kasian Franks.

POSTED: 03/03/2014 - 06:27 am

 
Streamed Songs to Be Included in the UK Charts for the First Time
Could this shake up the Top 40?

POSTED: 02/18/2014 - 11:12 am

 
Line 6 Reinvents the Guitar Amplifier - Again - with AMPLIFi
Line 6 unveiled AMPLIFi, an entirely new kind of guitar amplifier.

POSTED: 01/24/2014 - 07:03 am

 
Beats Music Streaming Service Officially Launched
Can you guess who's narrating the official commercial? Details inside.

POSTED: 01/22/2014 - 09:35 am

 
'Music Is Everywhere, Which Makes it Worthless,' Music Industry Expert Explains
How do you think the music world will change in the near future?

POSTED: 01/20/2014 - 06:52 am

 
IK Multimedia Announces iKlip 2 and iKlip Stand Compatibility With iPad Air
The best-selling universal mic stand adapter and the latest table-top holder from IK will support Apple's newest table.

POSTED: 01/20/2014 - 04:17 am

 
New Infographic Tells You All You Need to Know About 2013 Music Sales
Rolling Stone publishes 2013 music sales review.

POSTED: 01/17/2014 - 08:28 am

 
US Album Sales Reach New Low, Report Confirms
Weekly sale figures over 10 times smaller than in 2000.

POSTED: 01/16/2014 - 08:50 am

 
Guild Guitars Introduce 2014 Newark St. Collection and GSR Series Guitars and Basses
Guild announced new guitars and basses in the Newark St. Collection and Guitar Special Run (GSR) series.

POSTED: 01/16/2014 - 03:00 am

 
Orange Amplification Free Micro Crush with Tiny Terror
The Tiny Terror forever changed the amplifier world by creating a whole new category of amp heads, known as Lunchboxes.

POSTED: 01/09/2014 - 08:07 am

 
GTA5 Outsold Entire Music Industry, Report Confirms
Game made almost as much money in three days as the global music industry in a month.

POSTED: 01/09/2014 - 04:10 am

 
Music Streaming Almost Doubled in 2013, Report Confirms
Number of songs streamed reaches 7.4 billion.

POSTED: 01/08/2014 - 08:32 am

 
Daft Punk, Eminem and Linkin Park Ranked Among Most Pirated Artists of 2013
Piracy stats for 2013 revealed.

POSTED: 01/07/2014 - 06:43 am

 
Agile Partners Release New Version of AmpKit
The premier guitar amps, effects and recording studio for iPhone and iPad now comes with setlist functionality and support for MIDI controllers.

POSTED: 12/28/2013 - 05:37 am

 
Jack White's Third Man Records Release Special Guitar Pedal
The Bumble Buzz effects pedal is a Black Friday release.

POSTED: 11/29/2013 - 09:40 am

 
Lostprophets Albums Removed From Sale by HMV
Meanwhile, Watkins case policeman put under investigation for "gross misconduct."

POSTED: 11/29/2013 - 05:55 am

 
Line 6 Announces Huge Savings on Digital Wireless Microphone Products
From 1st November to 31st December 2013, you can get up to £50 back on XD-V - the most powerful, best sounding and easiest-to-use digital wireless systems available.

POSTED: 11/22/2013 - 07:30 am

 
Fender Partners With Armida Winery; Releases Wines That Accentuate Spirit, Tradition & Quality of Californian Craftsmanship
Fender has partnered with Armida Winery to develop wines that accentuate the spirit, tradition and quality that Fender and Armida share.

POSTED: 11/14/2013 - 08:06 am

 
Gretsch Introduces New Center-Block Series Electric Guitars
Series combines recognized Gretsch aesthetic, increased sustain and reduced feedback at high volumes.

POSTED: 11/12/2013 - 10:21 am

 
Orange Amplification Turns Pink for Breast Cancer Campaign
The international auction for the electric pink Crush 20LDX started on 25th October 2013.

POSTED: 11/12/2013 - 07:13 am

 
Fender Releases Acoustic Guitars Fit for Travellers
Guitars, seen on ABC's show, "Shark Tank," feature design allowing players to fold the guitars in half and store in gig bag.

POSTED: 11/11/2013 - 08:32 am

 
Fender Acoustics Releases Avril Lavigne Newporter Guitar
The guitar is based on her signature Squier Telecaster, with all the distinctive punk-pop charm you’d expect from the top-selling Canadian songstress.

POSTED: 11/11/2013 - 03:32 am

 
Billy Bragg: Blame Record Labels, Not Spotify, For Low Artist Payments
Bragg responds to recent Spotify criticisms.

POSTED: 11/08/2013 - 09:07 am

 
Aristides Unveils Seven String Guitar Made of Arium
The new model will make its first appearance at the 2014 NAMM.

POSTED: 11/08/2013 - 05:36 am

 
Monte Pittman Performs Video Demos of All Orange Amplifiers
Award winning, chart topping guitarist, has just come out of the studio where he has been recording a series of high quality videos demonstrating all Orange Amplification products.

POSTED: 11/08/2013 - 03:18 am

 
Fargen Amplification Announces Relaunch of Custom Shop
It will include new Hot Mods Do-It-Yourself (DIY) kits, and a high-end guitar accessories line.

POSTED: 11/07/2013 - 04:09 am

 
Fender Pawn Shop Special Series Releases New Ramparte Model
Fender's Pawn Shop Special series Ramparte amp looks the part of the perfect pawnshop prize.

POSTED: 11/07/2013 - 03:59 am

 
Electra Guitars Launches New Omega Prime Guitar
Electra Guitars announce the latest addition to its guitar line-up: The Omega Prime.

POSTED: 11/04/2013 - 06:57 am

 
Roland GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer Signed by Slash Giveaway
Enter for a chance to win a Roland GR-55 signed by Slash.

POSTED: 10/31/2013 - 08:00 am

 
ABKCO Music & Records and Fender Release Limited Edition Rolling Stones 'Beggars Banquet' Guitar Package
Beggars can be choosers this holiday season.

POSTED: 10/31/2013 - 04:02 am

 
Fender Releases '68 Custom Series Amplifiers
Transitional amps pay tribute to the classic look, sound and performance of "silver-face" amps, but feature special twist.

POSTED: 10/29/2013 - 03:25 am

 
Lee Sklar Is the Latest Member of the Warwick Family!
Leland "Lee" Sklar is a genuine session and studio legend, and a true candidate for the title of the most recorded bassist in all music history.

POSTED: 10/28/2013 - 04:06 am

 
TC Electronic Announces Hall of Fame Mini Reverb
TC Electronic is announcing the followup to its smash hit Hall Of Fame Reverb pedal.

POSTED: 10/25/2013 - 05:20 am

 
Fender Magazine Issue Two Features Greatest Stratocaster Player Ever
The popular musical instrument manufacturer’s magazine also available as free interactive iPad download.

POSTED: 10/25/2013 - 04:07 am