Mike Greene, the longtime owner of San Diego’s Greene Music, is effectively retiring in January, having sold the music store that bears his family name—to Music Exchange, a highly-successful, multi-location retailer based in northern California. Although Greene and his longtime general manager, Richard Sibley, will continue to operate the Greene Music Education Center, his retirement from retail marks the end of an unparalleled career that not only saw major changes in the music industry, but helped change the music industry itself.
D’Addario is adjusting personnel assignments to better align with their business partners and consumer needs in the market.
Steve Loud, e-commerce sales manager, has been assigned global responsibilities. Reporting directly to vice president of sales David Via, Loud will work closely with D’Addario’s international and U.S. sales personnel, dealers, and distributors to maximize e-commerce opportunities. Loud will be assisted by Pete Cerone, e-commerce project manager and the department’s newest addition, Jim Boyle. Reporting directly to Loud, Boyle will be taking on the newly created role of e-commerce specialist, assisting with site auditing, affiliate development, and other key e-commerce related initiatives. Since joining D’Addario full time in September of 2008, Boyle has held positions in the company’s Custom Installation (CI) department, marketing department, and has served over the past five years as a U.S. account executive in the Sales department.
Eventide has formed a strategic partnership with Yamaha to develop signature effects for a future update to its recently announced flagship live sound console, the RIVAGE PM10. The Eventide H3000 Live™ plug-in will include some of the most widely used signature Eventide effects used in the live sound industry.
“We have the utmost respect for Yamaha’s deep roots in the music equipment industry. It is an honor to work with the company who is the largest manufacturer of musical instruments in the world. Their pioneering work developing some of the earliest digital consoles continues to be refined, incorporating the evolving demands for integrated workflow necessary for today’s demanding live sound productions,” noted Ray Maxwell, Eventide vice president of sales and marketing. “The marriage of classic Eventide effects with the state-of-the-art Yamaha RIVAGE PM10 console is a match made in heaven.”