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Five Minutes With Jim D’Addario, CEO, D’Addario & Co., Inc.

Five Minutes With Jim D’Addario, CEO, D’Addario & Co., Inc.

| August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Because The Music & Sound Retailer is targeted to, and written for, music products dealers with brick-and-mortar storefronts. We always make it a point to ask our “Five Minutes With” interviewee about the company’s efforts to serve its dealer partners. It’s fair to say D’Addario & Co., Inc., is renowned within the music products space […]

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Roland Electronic Percussion Patents Allegedly Infringed By Alesis

Roland Electronic Percussion Patents Allegedly Infringed By Alesis

| August 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Roland Corporation Japan has alleged patent infringement by inMusic Brands, Inc. (d.b.a. Alesis) of eight U.S. patents relating to its electronic musical instruments. As a result, Roland has brought suit against the defendant (inMusic / Alesis) related to certain electronic drums and certain electronic cymbals, as identified in the lawsuit details, as filed on August […]

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August 2016 Digital Edition

August 2016 Digital Edition

| August 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

COVER STORIES Lesson Learned! For many MI retailers, the unfortunate fact is that simply selling musical instruments isn’t enough to survive and thrive. That conundrum has led to the creation of the “add-on sales opportunity.” Given that consumers must train to become proficient when playing an instrument, MI retailers’ best add-on sales opportunity might be […]

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DJ And Lighting Gear Can Help You Overcome Competitive Challenges

DJ And Lighting Gear Can Help You Overcome Competitive Challenges

| August 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mom-and-pop music retailers in brick-and-mortar stores face an extremely difficult business environment, as the major national music chains and online powerhouses devour ever-larger slices of the music business pie. Two oft-overlooked categories of equipment could give brick-and-mortar music retailers a significant sales and profit boost: DJ equipment and lighting. In any setting in which music […]

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Lighting Boosts Your Sales: A Case In Point

Lighting Boosts Your Sales: A Case In Point

| August 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you ask one of the owners of a professional lighting manufacturer why stocking lighting in a retail environment is important and profitable, you should…well…probably expect a certain amount of bias. Nevertheless, that’s exactly what The Retailer did. So, to try to counter that bias, I’ll tell you about one of my favorite customers: a […]

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Grow Sales And Retain Customers By Stocking Lighting

Grow Sales And Retain Customers By Stocking Lighting

| August 15, 2016 | 1 Comment

The world of lighting has changed immensely over the past 10 to 20 years. LEDs have replaced halogen lamps, and advances in technology mean that equipment is both more exciting and more reliable. At one time, some retailers might have been wary of stocking lighting for fear of returns due to broken lamps or other […]

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Why It’s Important For Brick-And-Mortar Stores To Stock DJ And Lighting Gear

Why It’s Important For Brick-And-Mortar Stores To Stock DJ And Lighting Gear

| August 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

The rise in popularity of e-commerce has many believing that the epitaph should already be written for brick-and-mortar retail operations. It’s easy to see why. According to online retail projections by Forrester, e-commerce sales in 30 retail groups are expected to grow to $414 billion by 2018. However, research also shows that actual retail locations—not […]

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DJ & Lighting Products Continue To Help Power MI Stores

DJ & Lighting Products Continue To Help Power MI Stores

| August 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

DJ gear and lighting equipment present a compelling value proposition to full-line, brick-and-mortar music stores. At a time when retailers are feeling the squeeze from Amazon.com and chain retailers—not to mention digital devices that are drawing kids away from musical pursuits—savvy dealers are enjoying the relatively high margins that DJ and lighting products afford, while […]

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Sneak Preview Of Blizzard Lighting’s Gear At DJ Expo 2016

Sneak Preview Of Blizzard Lighting’s Gear At DJ Expo 2016

| August 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Blizzard Lighting will be displaying their newest fixtures at their politically-themed booth at DJ Expo on Monday, August 15. Here’s a sneak preview of the newest DJ products from Blizzard Lighting you can find at booth #110. Turbo Scan: a super bright, fast LED scanner loaded with 150-watt LED light source and two gobo wheels, each […]

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D’Addario Foundation Fundraiser ‘Music Makes You’ Attracts Major Acts

D’Addario Foundation Fundraiser ‘Music Makes You’ Attracts Major Acts

| August 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

On September 22nd the D’Addario Foundation will host Music Makes You, a fundraising event in support of music education designed to bring music programs and product support to under-served children, nationally and globally. The event will be held at the BRIC Arts and Media Space, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn NY, with guitarist/songwriter/producer Blake Mills serving as […]

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