Archive for February, 2012

Out Of The Ashes

Out Of The Ashes

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Rebecca Apodaca In 1958, Chuck Levin’s mother owned a pawn shop in Washington D.C. Eventually, Chuck evolved it into a music store down the street. All went well until 1968, when they were burned out by riots. Out of the ashes, the family decided to move the music store to Wheaton, about 30 minutes […]

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Andy Zildjian

Andy Zildjian

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

President, Sabian By Dan Ferrisi Andy Zildjian, President of Sabian—the well known cymbal company, based in Meductic, New Brunswick, Canada, that is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year—has quite a story to tell, having essentially been born into the music products industry and, en route to helming Sabian, having served in a number of roles, […]

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Speaking Up In The Garden State

Speaking Up In The Garden State

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

I sit alone in my home office of my third-floor condo, enjoying my “birdhouse” view of the world while gulping a freshly rescued Diet Coke from the fridge. Then, it happens…. The ever-so-familiar boop-beep-boop, boop-bo-beep of my Skype pierces the tranquil silence. It’s The Chief and, with the push of one button, I have answered […]

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Yamaha’s DXR And DXS Speakers And Subs

Yamaha’s DXR And DXS Speakers And Subs

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Dan Ferrisi When a company such as Yamaha, which possesses all the resources of being an established industry leader with a global reach, goes to Winter NAMM with a high-profile product series to unveil, one can be pretty confident that the market is in for something big. And that most certainly was the case […]

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The State Of The MI Market For 2012

The State Of The MI Market For 2012

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Retailers Are Optimistic, Despite Lingering Challenges By Brian Berk On a scale of “Sad Songs (Say So Much)” on the negative end to “Shiny Happy People” on the euphoric side, the pendulum for MI retailers is leaning toward the latter. We are happy to report that the horrific years of 2008 and 2009 are clearly […]

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Here Comes The Sun

Here Comes The Sun

| February 14, 2012 | 1 Comment

Hugely Successful NAMM Show Leaves Industry Beaming By Dan Ferrisi and Amanda O’Mahony Emanating, as always, from Anaheim CA, the 2012 NAMM show was, without question, an unqualified success according to all metrics, from attendance to exhibitor numbers to show-floor exuberance to attitudes about where we, as an industry, are going from here. The NAMM […]

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The 26th Music & Sound Award Winners Announced

The 26th Music & Sound Award Winners Announced

| February 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Music & Sound Awards, now in their 26th year, honor the very best in music products manufacturing and retailing. These highly sought-after awards cover everything from the latest product advancements to community service and lifetime achievement, while also recognizing dealers that stand head and shoulders above their competition. At the recent NAMM show in […]

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