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Hal Leonard Inks Deal With Apogee

Hal Leonard Inks Deal With Apogee

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recent talks between Hal Leonard Corp. and Apogee Electronics, prominent in digital audio recording technology, have culminated in a new distribution deal for the MI and pro audio channels in the U.S. and Canada. Apogee’s Director of Worldwide Sales, Jeremy Stappard, reached the agreement with Brad Smith, Senior Sales and Marketing Manager for Hal Leonard. […]

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Peavey Named ‘Mississippi Corporate Role Model’ For Wellness Program

Peavey Named ‘Mississippi Corporate Role Model’ For Wellness Program

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Peavey Electronics was recently named a “Mississippi Corporate Role Model” by HR Professionals Magazine for its health program. Implemented in 2013, Peavey Wellness is an employee wellness program led by Peavey Corporate Health Director Karin Roberts. The initiative has yielded positive results, as the company as a whole has lost a combined 1,000lb. since March […]

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Head Of The Class

Head Of The Class

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tracy Leenman is not only the proud Owner of Musical Innovations; she also travels the country doing workshops and clinics, conducting, and teaching sessions for NAMM University and other music-education groups. Given how busy and prolific this current stage of her career is, it’s difficult to believe that, approximately seven years ago, Leenman was ready […]

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137th Audio Engineering Society Convention Breaks Records, Draws Acclaim

137th Audio Engineering Society Convention Breaks Records, Draws Acclaim

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

The 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention, held October 9 through October 12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, was the place to be if you have anything to do with the audio industry. The exhibit floor, panels and technical sessions were packed all four days. With 15,403 registered attendees and 307 exhibitors/sponsors, AES137 far surpassed any […]

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We’ve Got A Problem

We’ve Got A Problem

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Actually, we have 10 problems. Here they are: Beyoncé Miley Cyrus Jay-Z Usher Nicki Minaj Chris Brown Rihanna Justin Bieber Drake Kanye West They are among the top music performers of 2014, and the problem has nothing to do with taste in music. The problem is this: they sing and dance, but they don’t play […]

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Hurley And Fender Present ‘Strat: 60 Years Of The Stratocaster’

Hurley And Fender Present ‘Strat: 60 Years Of The Stratocaster’

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Through a unique blend of artists and musicians—they include Donald Edward Hardy, Brandon Boyd, Thomas Campbell, Johnny Marr and Shawn Stussy—Hurley and Fender will recognize the heritage of the world’s most popular guitar on its 60th anniversary. Twenty American-made, hand-painted Stratocaster guitars will be auctioned off to raise money for Waves For Water, which, in turn, […]

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John Williams Visits Hal Leonard

John Williams Visits Hal Leonard

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

John Williams, the famed film composer, made his first visit to the corporate headquarters of Hal Leonard Corp., his longtime music print publisher, on October 3. The relationship between Williams and Hal Leonard spans decades and it’s produced hundreds of publications featuring his iconic music. Folios for “Star Wars,” “E.T.,” “Jaws,” “Jurassic Park,” “Superman,” “Schindler’s […]

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Is Your Store Perceived As Credible?

Is Your Store Perceived As Credible?

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

You only have 10 seconds to engage and retain a visitor to your Web site. Today’s Internet-savvy consumer has become very good at assessing a Web site in seconds. Is your home page welcoming? Do you have an “About Us” page? What kind of help are you offering to keep them on the site? Are […]

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The Hidden Industry

The Hidden Industry

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Although I usually talk about the Community Music Store’s place in our changing industry, I’m always aware that lurking in a dim corner of the music products business model is what I think of as the Music Underground. Seldom glamorous, it is responsible for (I believe) a very large chunk of our collective revenue, despite […]

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MI Spy Goes Rogue

MI Spy Goes Rogue

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Not long ago, I was hired by one of the richest men on the eastern seaboard to scope out a superb, high-end ax for his grandson, who was about to turn 16. I’ve been a covert operative for a number of years now. So, when a man tells me, “Price is no object,” I can […]

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