A Chance to Invest (Literally) in Rock’n’Roll

The chances of any normal person getting a piece of the Facebook IPO is pretty much zero–damn you, Wall Street 1 percenters!–but there may be an opportunity to grab a piece of a geniune rock’n’roll business offer.

Fender, the makers guitars like the Stratocaster and Telecaster (along with a host of other musical gear) is making the transition from a privately-held company to a public one.  They’ve filed for an initial public offering on Wall Street hoping to raise $200 million, half of which will go to pay down debt.

No one is saying how much a share will sell for, but they’ve applied for the NASDAQ symbol “FNDR.”  Read more here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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