Native Instruments is struggling to provide customer support following changes

Changes this year to customer support channels have left some customers frustrated, according to sources familiar with the matter and user complaints. Despite promises from NI management that the direction of the company would “improve the experience for all users of our products,” users may see constrained support options and increased service backlogs. Native Instruments […]

Loopmasters partners with Beatport, as production enters the age of makers

The population growth of producers may make musicians nervous. But here’s one potential upside – there’s now a growing market for your sounds, not just your tracks. The latest deal between Loopmasters and Beatport points in this direction. Follow along here, because this partnership is a little tricky to explain. (CDM was given an exclusive […]

Peter Kirn - August 1, 2019

Etsy buys Reverb.com for $275 mil, signaling growing used music gear market

DIY marketplace Etsy has announced plans for a massive $275 million acquisition of used music instrument market Reverb.com. That’s likely to turn heads both in online retail and musical instruments. As reported by VentureBeat, the deal has an approximate $275 million value, in cash, as the NYC-based Etsy buys out Chicago’s Reverb.com. It’s a massive […]

Peter Kirn - July 23, 2019

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