Gibson Brands, the parent company of Gibson, Cakewalk, TASCAM, TEAC, KRK and other music gear companies – has acquired music news and forum site Harmony Central.
“Harmony Central will not be a ‘Gibson site’; we already have that,” says Gibson CEO and Chairman Henry Juszkiewicz, “Think of it as Gibson providing a place to throw a party, and everyone—musicians, the industry, competitors, educators, anyone involved in music and sound—is invited and welcome.”
Harmony Central has operated continuously since 1995. In 2005 it was purchased by Musician’s Friend.
The current editorial team of Dendy Jarrett, Phil O’Keefe, and Chris Loeffler will remain onboard. Gibson’s Craig Anderton will serve as Editorial Director.
“This is a dream come true for all of us who love Harmony Central,” says Anderton. “Having seen the environment Gibson has provided for recent acquisitions like TASCAM, Cakewalk, Neat Microphones, and Philips, we have no doubt Harmony Central will enjoy the same kind of rejuvenation.”
What do you think about Harmony Central being purchased by the Gibson Brands, which describes itself as the ‘fastest growing company in music and sound’? Leave a comment and share your thoughts!