Ardent’S John Fry, Memphis Icon, Passes

Date: 12/19/2014

By Kelleigh Welch, Frank Wells and David Goggin. The Memphis music community and the recording industry at large was rocked when, just six days after the passing of Ardent co-owner John Hampton, Ardent Studios and label founder John Fry suffered a cardiac arrest and died at age 69. Fry was inducted just last month into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, alongside the band Big Star, which he mentored and produced. While he was a pioneering engineer and producer and a successful businessman, the word “mentor” was the most oft descriptor of Fry. He readily shared his knowledge and experience, and generously aided countless engineers and artists in reaching their full potential.  MORE

CWM Acquires ADAM Audio

Date: 12/19/2014

By Kelleigh Welch. After months of difficulties with capital funding due to taking on too many projects, Berlin-based ADAM Professional Audio announced yesterday it was acquired by German entrepreneurs CWM Holding Company on December 11, 2014.  MORE

Grundorf Marks 30Th Anniversary

Date: 12/17/2014

Music/pro audio case manufacturer Grundorf Corporation is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Started in a family garage, the company’s products are now used all over the world, and Grundorf Corp is also the parent company to Grund Audio Design.  MORE

Newbay Media Relaunches AV-IQ

Date: 12/17/2014

NewBay Media has announced the highly anticipated re-launch of AV-iQ, the AV industry’s largest and most comprehensive database of AV products and services, now online at The new now boasts a significantly improved user interface with more intuitive and visually driven navigation, easier filtering tools, and a responsive design to better accommodate visitors using tablet devices. The company has also launched a series of weekly newsletter designed to help the AV industry better utilize the newly improved AV-iQ website.  MORE

MPG Awards Nominees Named

Date: 12/12/2014

The Music Producers Guild will host its seventh MPG Awards event on February 12th, 2015, using the event to honor the pro audio professionals and manufacturers that mattered in 2014. The event will be held at the Park Plaza Riverbank in London.  MORE

Stage Tec Names New Mds

Date: 12/11/2014

Stage Tec named two new managing directors: Stefan Laubereau and Rainer Weiß will assist Wolfgang Salzbrenner with managing the audio technology specialist. They succeed Helmut Jahne who left the company.  MORE

P&E Wing Iron Mountain Renew Partnership

Date: 12/10/2014

The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing and Iron Mountain Incorporated Entertainment Services have renewed their partnership.  MORE

Grammy Production Nominees Named

Date: 12/08/2014

The Recording Academy announced its nominations for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards on Friday, December 5, including this year's nominees for engineering, production, mastering and remixing.  MORE

Avid Returns To NASDAQ Today

Date: 12/08/2014

Avid returns to the NASDAQ Stock Market toda, where it will be traded under its usual symbol, AVID. The relisting comes nearly ten months after the company was delisted on February 25, 2014.  MORE

Riptide Reps LWBH Catalogs

Date: 12/03/2014

Global publishing administration company Riptide Music Group is now representing the Lansdowne, Winston, Bloor and Hoffman House Music Publishers (LWBH) catalogs of classic 1960's vintage music for film, TV and commercials.  MORE

Nexo Names Jean Mullor New CEO

Date: 12/02/2014

A new CEO has been appointed to lead French loudspeaker manufacturer Nexo: Jean Mullor, who was most recently the MD of Yamaha Music Europe.  MORE

SMPTE Conference Sets Record

Date: 11/26/2014

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) reports that the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014) concluded successfully, setting a new record for paid attendance.  MORE

d&b Names Director, Marketing/Product Mgt.

Date: 11/25/2014

d&b audiotechnik has appointed Sabina Berloffa as Director of Marketing.  MORE

RCA Studio A Deal To Close NYE

Date: 11/24/2014

The much-contested historic RCA Studio A in Nashville, which narrowly avoided being demolished earlier this year, will officially be sold to the non-profit group Americana Music Triangle Trust on December 31. The non-profit aims to announce plans for the studio’s future on March 29, 2015, which will be the facility’s 50th anniversary.  MORE

OBEDIA Marks 10 Year Anniversary

Date: 11/21/2014

OBEDIA has marked its 10-year anniversary, and plans to announce several initiatives and special offers in the coming months, starting with a 50% off session bundles up to 120 minutes promotion through December 31, 2014.  MORE


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