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Focusrite and Gear4music sing all the way to the bank

Two music companies hit the right notes during lockdown
Focusrite and Gear4music sing all the way to the bank
  • Focusrite and Gear4music sales surged as musicians splashed out while stuck at home
  • Focusrite took a hit to its live music business, but pre-pandemic trends bode well for other product lines
  • Investors have been singing about Gear4music since March, so the firm looks pricey despite the positive results

Coronavirus hasn’t stopped the music. Disco pop fans may know Kylie Minogue just became the first woman to top the album charts in five separate decades, despite recording much of her latest record without even leaving the house.

The Pop Princess, who said she had to buy her own equipment and learn to use voice recording software, is one of thousands of musicians adapting to lockdown restrictions – leaving two Aim-listed firms singing all the way to the bank. 

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