Ethan Kaplan

  • Fender Goes Digital So You Don’t Quit Guitar

    Fender Goes Digital So You Don’t Quit Guitar

    Ninety percent of people trying to learn guitar quit in the first year. That’s a big problem for the musical instrument industry, but also a big opportunity for one of the top guitar makers — Fender. If Fender can use digital tools like a new tuner app it’s building to keep musicians engaged, it stands to sell them a lot more guitars, amplifiers and more over their lifetime. Read More

  • Live Nation Labs, Rexly Co-Founders Explain Acquisition & Vision For Mobile

    Live Nation Labs, Rexly Co-Founders Explain Acquisition & Vision For Mobile

    Live Nation Labs, the investing arm of music giant Live Nation, has purchased music discovery app Rexly for an undisclosed amount. The deal, which had been in the works for several months, was finalized Friday and announced Monday via both companies’ blogs. “This isn’t really an exit—it’s a continuation of the vision,” Rexly co-founder and CEO Joel… Read More