Industry News

Sears: the Last Gasp?

We’ve written about the decline and fall of Sears a…

Sonos: Bad News and Less-Bad News

Since its founding in 2002, Sonos has stood apart in…

AT&T Cleared to Take Over Time Warner; Mixed News for Sears

While things are momentarily quiet in the audio biz itself,…

Toys ‘R’ Us Is Dead

Back in Copper #56, Industry News featured a Jeremiad of…

Sonos: Another Killer IPO?

For the last few years, investors have been somewhat cautious…

Miraculously, Best Buy Lives

Industry News has written many times about brick and mortar…

A Monster Story, and Sonos Goes IPO

Noel Lee was an engineer at the Lawrence-Livermore Laboratory and…

Bang & Olufsen: Back From the Edge?

The last time Industry News looked at 93-year-old Danish manufacturer…

The Gibson Saga Continues

We’ve written about the continuing saga of Gibson Brands numerous…

Krell Returns

The title of the article is mildly misleading: strictly speaking,…

Sears, Yet Again

It seems like only yesterday when Industry News wrote about…

What Are They Buying Back?

At this point in 2018, many will argue that stock…

A Tale of Two Bankruptcies

Not all bankruptcies are alike. The two forms generally seen…

Monster and Sonos: Back in the News

Some companies seem to have a hard time staying out…

Gibson to Close Memphis Factory

Regular readers of Copper, and especially of Industry News, have no doubt…

Gibson: Missed It By That Much

Believe it or not, it’s not over yet. Reports of…

New Editor at Inner Fidelity/AudioStream; Pro-Ject Buys Musical Fidelity

Industry News recently reported the sale of Stereophile and its…

Andrea Brinkmann, RIP

Brinkmann Audio is a highly-regarded German manufacturer of turntables and…

Sound United Grows Again

Sound United announced the acquisition of Onkyo’s home audio division,…

Thiel: the Final Chapter

At Copper, we’ve followed the slow-motion demise of Thiel Audio…

CanJam NYC 2020 Show Report, Part One

Ever since the Sony Walkman became a private music listening…

The Changing Audio Consumer and the Future of Audio

While many of us focus on high-performance two-channel audio systems,…

CanJam NYC 2020 Show Report, Part Two

Part One of this report appeared in Issue 106. CanJam…

Audio Companies Respond to COVID-19

In a recent video Steve Guttenberg aka The Audiophiliac pointed…

Tales of an Audio Forum Administrator, Part One

Internet forums are a way of life for many of…

In Memoriam: Victor Goldstein

The audio world lost one of its most pre-eminent, wonderful,…

Axiom Audio Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

Canadian loudspeaker and electronics manufacturer Axiom Audio is celebrating their…

AES Show Fall 2020 Highlights, Part One

The major city lockdowns across the nation because of COVID-19…

AES Show Fall 2020, Part Two

I’d like to commend the Audio Engineering Society (AES) for…

AES Fall Show 2020, Part Three

This fall, the Audio Engineering Society (AES) held its annual…

AES’ Audio Wonders of the World: Blackbird Studio

The AES (Audio Engineering Society) Show Fall 2020 was of…

The Virtual Audio Dealer

Wendell Diller is the marketing manager for Magnepan. Located in…

Conrad-Johnson Sold

Bill Conrad and Lew Johnson were government economists who happened…

More Changes at McIntosh Group; CEDIA Show Bought—and Sold?

[As reported in last issue’s Industry News, Mauro Grange, CEO…

MQA Signs Deal with Universal Music Group; More Woes for Samsung

MQA and Universal Music Group to Collaborate on Advancing Hi-Res…

Sound United Acquires D+M; Control 4 Acquires Triad

Sound United Announces Acquisition of D+M Group [Who are the…

Radio Shack Declares Bankruptcy (Again);
Sonos Wins Suit Against Denon/D+M

General Wireless Operations Inc. Commences Voluntary Chapter 11 Proceeding [As…

Schiit Goes B & M;
RIAA Releases Music Sales Statistics

Schiit Reimagines the Company Store (Seriously) [Schiit is a love-it-or-hate-it…

hhgregg Shuts Down and Neil Young Returns

hhgregg to Liquidate Assets [Never a big player in audio…

Neil Young—Again?

[In last issue’s Industry News, I mentioned that following the…

More Upheaval at Sears and Texting Music

Sears Holdings Corporation Chairman and CEO: “We Are Fighting Like…

No Love For the Shack
and Sears Continues in Freefall

Last Chance For Store Closing Deals At Your Neighborhood RadioShack!…

B & O Sells Czech Factory to Tymphany

Bang & Olufsen completes divestiture of its Czech subsidiary and…

Spotify: Bigger User Base, Bigger Losses

[Spotify has not issued a press-release on several recent developments…

McIntosh Group Adds Co-CEO

[As discussed in Industry News in issues #25 and #26 .…

Changes at B&W/Classe

[This is another occasion upon which press-releases cannot be relied,…

Neil Young—Yet Again!

Neil Young may be dedicated to communicating with his fan…

Changes Everywhere in Audio

There are major changes afoot in the audio industry, and…

CEO Leaves McIntosh Group; Sprint Buys Shares in Tidal

Every issue, we will present major news of the audio…

Massive Layoffs at Harman Pro

Back in Copper #27, we reported legal woes at Samsung…

Classe’ Closes; Focal CEO Passes Away

As mentioned back in Copper #40, changes were afoot at…

AKG Closes in Vienna; Cavalli Audio Closes

As reported in Copper #42,  Harman laid off 650 employees…

More Bad News for Sears and Gibson

We’ve previously written about the sad, seemingly-inevitable  decline of Sears.…

Gibson and hh gregg—Yet Again!

We previously wrote about the financial problems of Gibson Brands…

Circuit City Bankruptcy Enters Tenth Year

Circuit City began by taking over the last few stores of…

The Stories that Just Wouldn’t Go Away in 2017

The end of the year is often a time to…

Qobuz Comes to the US; Circuit City Returns?

If CES is good for nothing else, it’s good for…

One Down, One to Go

Starting in  Copper #40, there have been several occasions when we’ve…

Some Good News, Some Bad News

In Copper #51 we wrote about the demise of Thiel…

Sony CEO Steps Down; More Challenges for Gibson

Sony Corporation laid out major management shifts in a recent…

Spotify Files for IPO; Tower Records Founder Dies

Back in Copper #36, we looked at the financial state…

Debt Is Death (Sometimes)

Our focus this time in Industry News will be on…

Stereophile, What Hi-Fi? Sold

Consolidation in the publishing world is nothing new, but it…

SME Buys Garrard; Shure Kills Cartridges; Gibson Files Chapter 11

SME Limited Acquires the Garrard Audio Brand 1st May 2018 –…
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