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June 2016 Digital Edition

June 2016 Digital Edition

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

  COVER STORIES She Rocks Hollywood The She Rocks Showcase at the ASCAP Expo, which took place several weeks ago, gave a diverse roster of female musicians a voice by offering the opportunity to perform. It also created exposure for the Women’s International Music Network—The WiMN—and the hand-selected artists who performed. Laura B. Whitmore provides […]

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Key Qualities For Success In Sales

Key Qualities For Success In Sales

| May 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

By the time this article is published, I will be celebrating my one-year anniversary at Hartland Music. For most of my career, I’ve been on the wholesale side of the industry. With this change, I’ve had to re-learn many aspects of selling. Fortunately, I’ve had great teachers in Ellen and Larry McDonald. It’s been an […]

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The Future Is Closer Than You Think

The Future Is Closer Than You Think

| May 31, 2016 | 2 Comments

I have recently read about an emerging retail model that’s commonly referred to as an “unstore.” It goes something like this: A brand or a retailer sets up a storefront built around being an “experience” or a “destination,” at which consumers can sample their offerings. These so-called “interactive stores” are showcases for products, but they […]

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Straight From The ‘Hartland’

Straight From The ‘Hartland’

| May 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hartland Music 1125 James Dr. Hartland WI 53029 (262) 367-5333 hartlandmusic.com Mon – Thurs: 10am – 8pm Fri: 10am – 6pm Sat: 9am – 2pm Lawrence A. McDonald, D.M.A., Piano Technician and CEO Lawrence McDonald, CEO of Hartland Music and the Waukesha County Conservatory, has been a key fixture in the Hartland WI music market […]

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How To Compete Against The Net Goliaths

How To Compete Against The Net Goliaths

| May 25, 2016 | 1 Comment

Independent music store owners, from time to time, might find themselves musing over The Great Question that faces them in this age of instant information and Internet competition. The Great Question, of course, is this: “How can I compete against the Net Goliaths?” Before we tackle that question—and we will—I’ll tell you a story. One […]

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Five Minutes With…Manuel RodrÍguez, CEO

Five Minutes With…Manuel RodrÍguez, CEO

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Alongside the young upstarts that The Retailer featured in our March “Class of 2016” cover story, we also seek to spotlight companies whose rich, multi-decade heritage attests to the passion and dedication of a family business passed down from generation to generation. Perhaps no company in the music products industry exudes so proud a heritage […]

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Mics To Make The Heart Sing

Mics To Make The Heart Sing

| May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

For me, the quest for the perfect vocal mic to suit diverse live and recording situations is life-long. For that reason, I, as the MI Spy, was the ideal candidate to infiltrate the San Francisco Bay Area music scene. When buying a mic, there’s the question of how the frequency response works for a particular […]

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NAMM’s Music Industry Day Is Packed With Value

NAMM’s Music Industry Day Is Packed With Value

| May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Music Industry Day, NAMM invites musicians, songwriters, sound and recording professionals, music educators, and students to experience Summer NAMM. Held on Saturday, June 25 at Nashville’s Music City Center, Music Industry Day will open the doors to NAMM’s members-only tradeshow to learn and connect at professional workshops, where you can see the latest in […]

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NAfME Elects New Executive Director & CEO

NAfME Elects New Executive Director & CEO

| May 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

After a thorough review process, the National Executive Board of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and Michael Butera have agreed that he will not be returning to the association. Michael Blakeslee will now serve as the new Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer for NAfME. Blakeslee’s has a vast knowledge of NAfME, fostered […]

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Fender Releases First Series Of In-Ear Monitors

Fender Releases First Series Of In-Ear Monitors

| May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fender has officially released the brand’s first-ever line of audio hardware: Fender Pro In-Ear Monitors (IEM’s). The rollout marks Fender’s first entry into the IEM space. Designed and hand-assembled in Nashville, the Fender Pro In-Ear Monitor Series combines patented technology and design to offer clarity, precision and impact with five models (DXA1, FXA2, FXA5, FXA6 and […]

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