Gear4music (Holdings) plc


Gear4music (Holdings) plc

About us
At a Glance

At a glance

Gear4music is an online retailer of musical instruments and music equipment, operating 19 websites in 15 languages and 8 currencies.

Gear4music is the largest retailer of musical instruments and music equipment in the UK. Launched in 2003 by Chief Executive Officer Andrew Wass, revenue has grown quickly from £12.3m in FY13 to £56.1m in FY17.

Operating from a Head Office, showroom and distribution centre in York, the Group recently expanded its operational footprint with the opening of distribution centres in Sweden and Germany.

Gear4music sells own-brand musical instruments and music equipment alongside well known premium brands including Fender, Yamaha and Roland, to customers ranging from beginners, to musical enthusiasts and professionals. The Group has been selling into Europe since 2012 and in FY17 started shipping internationally.

Gear4music has invested £4.8m to date in developing a bespoke ecommerce platform, with multilingual, multicurrency and fully responsive design websites localised to 19 countries, to rapidly expand the customer database, and build an increasing overseas presence.

The Group retails over 37,000 SKUs across all major musical instrument and equipment categories, sourced from over 710 manufacturers, and range from £1 kazoos to digital pianos, drum kits and guitars costing thousands of pounds.