Archive for July, 2012

AMP IT UP!

AMP IT UP!

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The Speaker And Amp Segments Continue to Evolve, Innovate By Dan Ferrisi A guitarist can make his ax wail, a bassist can deliver the thump that perfectly anchors a song and the vocalist can play the audience as though it were an instrument—causing us to rise and slump based on his or her powerful lyrics [...]

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The U.N. Of Musical Instruments

The U.N. Of Musical Instruments

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The AMIS Meeting, And Uniting A Sometimes-Diffuse Music Industry By Rebecca Apodaca Save This Issue: This is an issue you just might want to keep! There were visitors from Portugal, Spain, Croatia, Germany, Poland, Mexico, Greece, France, Japan, Russia, China, the British Isles and the Navajo Nation—not to mention the United States—at the gala dinner [...]

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Summer NAMM Product Spotlight

Summer NAMM Product Spotlight

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Inaugural Edition Of A New Annual Tradition Compiled By Dan Ferrisi As I think you will have noticed, both by paging through this issue and by looking back at our June edition, The Music & Sound Retailer strongly believes in the Summer NAMM show. We think it provides value to manufacturers, retailers and, more broadly, [...]

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Daddy O’s Music Shack Hosts Drum Clinic

Daddy O’s Music Shack Hosts Drum Clinic

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On April 17, Springfield IL-based Daddy O’s Music Shack hosted a drum clinic with Master Clinician and Styx drummer Todd Sucherman. The standing-room-only crowd of more than 160 in attendance listened to him explain his techniques behind the drumkit and watched his blistering performance of a jaw-dropping 17-minute drum solo. Sucherman suggested to the audience [...]

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Dariush Rad

Dariush Rad

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President & CEO, Asterope By Dan Ferrisi When you talk about professionals who work in the music products industry, it’s basically a given that a very large proportion of them will have a broader, personal connection to music, either as a player or DJ or producer or songwriter or any combination thereof. Dariush Rad, President [...]

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‘Bassic’ Instinct

‘Bassic’ Instinct

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You don’t have to be a musician to know how important the bass is to a song. The bass player supplies the foundation of the song and, along with the drummer, the pulse of the music. Technically speaking, the bass player is responsible for linking the harmony (chords) of a song with a distinct rhythm [...]

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‘You’re My Customer’

‘You’re My Customer’

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By Rebecca Apodaca I’m supposed to be taking this month off for my summer vacation. But, I am so excited about this column that I thought I would review what I have experienced in the past six months, since starting with Shine A Light. I thought, in the beginning, that I would hear the same [...]

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Eight To 80

Eight To 80

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By Gene Fresco The best way to increase your business is to increase your present demographics of customers. Do you see the same old customers day in and day out? Well, you are going to have to change that! I am going to tell you how to do it. When I was in the group [...]

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Second-Chance Opportunities

Second-Chance Opportunities

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For Abandoned Shopping Carts By David Hall, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Pro-Active Websites You’ve probably seen it at your local grocery store: a rogue shopping cart, tucked out of the way, partially filled with items but abandoned by a fellow shopper. Although this might be an uncommon occurrence in the brick-and-mortar world, in eCommerce, [...]

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Setting The Tone

Setting The Tone

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By Dan Vedda More years ago than I like to remember—call it post-Woodstock but pre-Yamaha DX7—I worked for a national retail chain when it was the country’s largest retailer. It was the first time I worked for a business with so many employees, so many managers and so many individual stores. The opportunity to observe [...]

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