Archive for September, 2012

In Memoriam: Eddy Shenker

In Memoriam: Eddy Shenker

| September 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Jam Industries Ltd. has announced the death of Eddy Shenker, Co-Chairman and partner in the company since 1974. He died on June 11 after a short battle with cancer. After graduating from Concordia University with a commerce degree, he went on to McGill while articling with Ernst & Young to become a Chartered Accountant (CPA). […]

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Saying Farewell To NYC’s ‘Music Row’

Saying Farewell To NYC’s ‘Music Row’

| September 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

The music industry, perhaps more than any other, has a history that is storied, colorful and worth preserving. So, when the folks in this industry mark the end of an era, it truly means something. On July 24, the New York Post reported on Sam Ash’s plans to shutter its multiple stores on New York […]

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Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

| September 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Overview: Chauvet’s Rotosphere LED Specifics: Chauvet has announced the release of an easy-to-use mirror-ball simulator that is a substitute for the traditional mirror ball and pinspot duo. Rotosphere LED is a globe-like fixture powered by five high-performance, tri-colored LEDs that project through 124 lenses. These lenses are evenly spaced to optimize output and reduce dead […]

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Mega Millions

Mega Millions

| September 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Overview: American DJ’s Mega Go Bar50, Mega Go Par64 Specifics: DJs, bands and mobile entertainers can create a palette of intensely bright RGB color washes on stages or walls, for uplighting—anywhere—without worrying about power connections. American DJ’s two battery-powered LED color-mixing fixtures, the Mega Go Bar50 and Mega Go Par64, offer lighting users freedom from […]

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Summer NAMM Hugely Successful For iMSO

Summer NAMM Hugely Successful For iMSO

| September 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

This might have been the best Summer NAMM to date for iMSO members. The evening of July 10 (before Summer NAMM), MIRC hosted about 35 iMSO members at its facility. Members were treated to a full factory tour, great barbecue and time to hand-select inventory from MIRC’s 14,000-plus guitars. The morning of July 11, independent […]

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Willis Music Hits A Homerun

Willis Music Hits A Homerun

| September 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hearing the sounds of the organ bellowing through the ballpark is as much a part of baseball as hearing thousands of fans cheer when the bat smashes the ball into the outfield. With that in mind, Willis Music (with locations in Kentucky and Ohio) and Yamaha teamed up to bring exciting new sights and sounds […]

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Steinway Piano Gallery Receives Honor

Steinway Piano Gallery Receives Honor

| September 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

NAMM recognized Bonita Springs FL-based Steinway Piano Gallery at the Top 100 Dealer Awards ceremony, dedicated to honoring America’s best music products and instrument stores. The Best Promotion award was presented to Steinway Piano Gallery at Summer NAMM in Nashville TN. Steinway Piano Gallery was also honored as one of America’s Top 100 Dealers. “The […]

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Hot Licks Fights Against Breast Cancer

Hot Licks Fights Against Breast Cancer

| September 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Earlier this year, Hot Licks Guitar Shop (Waldorf MD) completed its third annual fundraiser to support the fight against breast cancer. The Hot Licks team walked in the DC Avon Walk for the Cure on May 5 and 6. For its fundraiser, Hot Licks sold $1 raffle tickets in the shop from February and raised […]

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Retail Boot Camp Proves A Big Hit

Retail Boot Camp Proves A Big Hit

| September 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

On July 10, one day before the Summer NAMM show in Nashville TN, 165 Owners and employees of nearly 70 independent music stores had the opportunity to sharpen their skills during Retail Boot Camp. Held in the spacious Renaissance Ballroom adjacent to the Nashville Convention Center, the event was seven hours of intensive fine-tuning for […]

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Yule Jabara • CEO, Galaxy Audio

Yule Jabara • CEO, Galaxy Audio

| September 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Dan Ferrisi Both as a consumer and as an observer of industry, I have a great deal of respect for, and a desire to engage in commerce with, family businesses, which historically have made up the backbone of American enterprise. In the music products space, one of the best examples of a quality family […]

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