December 2016

Music News

Woodstock Sessions Announces David Torn Workshop

October 12, 2016
The workshop will be rooted in dialogue and partly conducted according to the nature of the course of conversation and participants’ active engagement.
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Sweetwater Presents Lineup for GearFest '16

June 1, 2016
Featured guests include guitarist Andy Timmons, Styx drummer Todd Sucherman, Periphery, and more.
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Joe Satriani Announces the 2016 G4 Experience

April 13, 2016
Once again, Satriani attracted some of the instrument’s foremost talents as instructors, including Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Alex Skolnick, Mike Keneally, and more.
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Lee Ritenour Announces the Biennial Six String Theory Competition

January 18, 2016
Prize highlights include Berklee College of Music scholarships and a performance at the legendary Blue Note Tokyo with Lee Ritenour.
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2016 She Rocks Awards Performance Lineup Announced

January 8, 2016
Performers include Jennifer Batten, Raining Jane, Karmin, Nita Strauss, and more.
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Axes & Anchors Cruise Announces Lineup

October 21, 2015
Workshops by Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde, Marty Friedman, Alex Skolnick, and more.
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The Women’s International Music Network Announces the 2016 She Rocks Award Recipients

October 1, 2015
The awards will pay tribute to women in the music industry and take place during the 2016 NAMM show.
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D'Angelico and Headcount Team Up for Grateful Dead Auction

June 25, 2015
The auction will feature the only items scheduled to be signed by all the living members of the Grateful Dead and guest performers.
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NAMM Announces Details of Music Industry Day

June 22, 2015
A unique opportunity to check out one of NAMM's exclusive, world-renowned music product events.
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Musicians Institute Announces Joe Bonamassa Torch Bearer Scholarship

June 5, 2015
The winner will receive $35,000 in tuition assistance.
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Sweetwater Announces GearFest 2015

May 6, 2015
Guests include Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Glenn Hughes, Mike Stern, Nathan East, and more.
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PRS Announces 30th Anniversary Event Featuring the Aquarium Rescue Unit

April 17, 2015
A free concert on Friday, June 5th at the Rams Head Live in Baltimore, MD
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The Les Paul Foundation Announces the Official 100th Birthday of Les Paul

March 25, 2015
Legendary musicians Steve Miller, Journey’s Neal Schon, Count’s 77, Joe Satriani, Joan Jett, Johnny A, and others will join the Les Paul Trio.
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Gretsch Underwrites Music Center at Country Music Hall of Fame

March 13, 2015
The Gallery allows visitors to mix a band recording, cut a vocal track, understand the dynamics of guitar building, and more.
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CreativeLive Announces Tech Workshop for Guitarists

March 4, 2015
Kurt Bloch and Ben Verellen will demonstrate exactly how to get the best sound out of your gear.
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GoPro and Guitar Center Present Done in One

March 4, 2015
Contestants will submit their best raw GoPro music clip for a chance to win career-supporting prize packages.
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PRS Guitars Announces the Opening of "West Street East" and Start of Factory Tours

February 27, 2015
When touring the PRS factory, visitors will get a firsthand look at PRS Guitars’ processes.
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Hyundai and the GRAMMY Awards Launch the 2015 GRAMMY Amplifier

February 19, 2015
An innovative online music initiative aimed at mentoring emerging artists.
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Auction to Feature Les Paul's Original "Black Beauty", Chet Atkins' "Dark Eyes" Gretsch, and More

January 8, 2015
Also included in the auction will be various pieces of gear from Les' home studio.
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U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Final Rule Regarding Air Travel with Musical Instruments

January 6, 2015
Life as a traveling musician will hopefully become easier thanks to the new ruling.
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