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Live Nation reports a 98% drop in revenue due to coronavirus

Across the last quarter the ticketing giant held just 131 gigs in North America.

Iconic Tennessee venue Songbirds announces permanent closure

The venue was also a vintage guitar museum.

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek says it’s “not enough” to release music every 3-4 years, musicians respond

David Crosby and R.E.M.’s Mike Mills both gave strongly-worded rebuttals to Ek’s comments.

Guitar sales are up as the UK gets accustomed to lockdown measures

Gear4music reports a 80% increase in sales compared to last year

Chris Martin IV to step down as CEO of Martin Guitar

“I’ve spent over 40 years in my family business and what a ride it’s been.”

Reverb announces its 3.5% selling fee will increase to 5%

As part of a plan to “increase investment in sellers.”

Gibson offers $59,000 reward for missing 1959-60 shipping ledgers

“No coincidence” that these date from the Burst era.

Gibson on Satellite Amps dispute: “We must protect ourselves from this and other similar opportunistic tactics”

The guitar giant responds to the recent allegations, regarding the Coronet, made by Satellite Amplifiers in an Instagram post.

Gibson opposes Collings’ headstock trademark registration, citing a “likelihood of confusion”

Gibson claims the headstock shape trademark, which Collings filed for last year, will “impair the distinctiveness” of three of its own trademarks.

Gibson and Satellite Amplifiers lock horns over Coronet guitar trademark

“It’s very classic bullying by large corporations”: Satellite Amplifiers owner Adam B. Grimm.
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