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Five Minutes With Mark Terry

Five Minutes With Mark Terry

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

KMC Music Headquarters Although “Five Minutes With” always seeks to host a prominent, well-respected, long-tenured veteran of the music products business, it’s quite rare that we score an interview with someone whose career is as illustrious as that of Mark Terry, CEO of JAM U.S. Music Group and President of KMC Music. The organizations with […]

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Bass Hunting In ‘The Big Apple’

Bass Hunting In ‘The Big Apple’

| August 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

I did such a good job on my last spy assignment that The Chief, head of The Organization, decided to send me on a trip back to New York City. My mission? To use all my snooping skills to find a good bass guitar for a novice player. But there was another equally urgent request: […]

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#TimeMachineTuesday: Winter Show Smashes Another Attendance Record + Vox Anniversary

#TimeMachineTuesday: Winter Show Smashes Another Attendance Record + Vox Anniversary

| August 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

First Published In The Music & Sound Retailer’s March 2007 Issue By Brian Berk & Michelle Loeb NAMM blew away its attendance record set last year after 84,965 registrants walked through its doors in January in Anaheim. About 81,000 attended last year. Those who attended were treated to plenty of celebrity star power, new products, tons of […]

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MI Stores Embrace DJing Revolution

MI Stores Embrace DJing Revolution

| August 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

A key focus of DJ culture is the constant evolution of sound and, of course, the equipment that delivers it. Jimmy Savile launched the world’s first DJ dance party in 1943 in Otley, England, and his creativity later resulted in the first known simultaneous use of two turntables to create continuous playback of records. Since […]

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Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel Fine

Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel Fine

| August 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

NAMM Maintains Summer Show’s Multiple-Year Growth Trajectory All of us have our preferred metaphor for the Summer NAMM show. Joe Lamond, President and CEO of NAMM, has called it a “family reunion,” by which he means that those from all segments, corners and divisions of the music products community commune with one another while in […]

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A Note From The Editor: Selling Services Might Soon Get Tougher

A Note From The Editor: Selling Services Might Soon Get Tougher

| August 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: This editorial will be published, in slightly modified form, on page 6 of the September issue of The Music & Sound Retailer. Want to grab the attention of someone who works in MI? Just say the words “Guitar Center.” Earlier this year, analyst Eric Garland sparked a month-long industry uproar when he published […]

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August Digital Edition

August Digital Edition

| August 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

COVER STORIES Summer Breeze (Makes Me Feel Fine) The curtain has fallen on another Summer NAMM show, and now it’s time to look back. On the show floor, we found the latest products soon to hit shelves, innovative ideas from education sessions and insights into broad industry trends. MI Stores Embrace DJing Revolution The Retailer […]

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Revolutionizing Ed Sheeran’s Sound

Revolutionizing Ed Sheeran’s Sound

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ed Sheeran uses Digital 9000 for his vocal, loop vocal and guitar (Photo Credit: Christie Goodwin) Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran’s latest UK tour, although not lengthy, was incredibly successful with 400,000 tickets sold over his two weekend appearances at London’s Wembley Stadium and Dublin’s Croke Park. Pretty impressive for one man and a guitar. Supplied by […]

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Music Donation Keeps Non-profit Groups Playing Along

Music Donation Keeps Non-profit Groups Playing Along

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

As an educational music publisher, Carl Fischer Music has been putting musical scores into the hands of budding musicians and professionals alike for more than 140 years. So the chance to donate some of its inventory to orchestras, bands and schools in need seemed like music to the company’s ears. “We wanted to put our […]

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Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition Winners

Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition Winners

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

(L-R) Jeff Coffin, Patrick Bartley, Jr. and Braden Waddell. Yamaha Artist Services Indianapolis, in conjunction with Yamaha Corporation of America’s Band and Orchestral Division, announced nine 2015 Yamaha Young Performing Artists (YYPA) Competition Winners. The annual YYPA Program, which underscores Yamaha’s commitment to music education, recognizes exceptional emerging jazz, classical and contemporary musicians. Winners are […]

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