Archive for October, 2012

Vnewsletter – October 16, 2012

Vnewsletter – October 16, 2012

| October 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Show Us YourTubes Is Back! Hosted by Jill Nicolini QSC Presents KforMusicians.com Esperanza Spalding Goes With DPA NAMM Rocks 2012 Political Conventions Moyer Wins ADJ Expo Express Contest PreSonus Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony Casio Hosts NYC Beyond Sound Event … and much more! October 16, 2012 | Episode No. 142 Run time: 00.11:07   Vnewsletter Sign-up […]

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NAMM Show Plans Exciting Enhancements

NAMM Show Plans Exciting Enhancements

| October 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

With the 2013 NAMM show opening in mere months, the National Association of Music Merchants has announced new features that will make the show an even better place to connect with the music product, instrument, pro-light and audio world. In an effort to make attending NAMM completely hassle-free and to open up more space in […]

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Smokin’ Hickory

Smokin’ Hickory

| October 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Overview: Gretsch’s Renown Purewood Limited Series Specifics: Gretsch Drums is offering the latest in its Renown Purewood Limited Series that features 100-percent American hickory. A very hard, shock-resistant wood, more dense than maple, American hickory creates a sound that has substantial low end while maintaining a solid, controlled tone. Each drum is finished in a […]

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In Memoriam: Gary E. Wallace

In Memoriam: Gary E. Wallace

| October 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Gary E. Wallace, an industry veteran and professional musician, died suddenly on July 14. He was 59 years old and is survived by his beloved wife, Tammy Robinson-Wallace. Born and raised in St. Louis MO, Wallace toured the U.S. in his earlier years, playing sizzling, high register trumpet in a number of pop/rock/funk and show […]

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The 7th Annual Independent Retailer Roundtable

The 7th Annual Independent Retailer Roundtable

| October 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Second And Final Part Of Our Expansive Conversation By Dan Ferrisi In its role as an advocate for independent music products retailers, The Music & Sound Retailer seeks regularly to feature the views of the men and women we mean to represent and fight on behalf of. That is why, every year, we feature […]

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Drumming Up Sales

Drumming Up Sales

| October 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Drum And Percussion Manufacturers Weather Economic Storms By Michelle Loeb If you take a slow economic recovery, mix it with a European debt crisis and then add a pinch of presidential election uncertainty, what do you have? It’s a recipe for instability that’s affecting all markets, including MI. The Music & Sound Retailer spoke to […]

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Born In The U.S.A.

Born In The U.S.A.

| October 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Our Annual Exploration Of Domestic Manufacturing Has Returned By Dan Ferrisi In this writer’s mind, it remains an open question as to whether a sticker reading “Made in the U.S.A.” makes a product intrinsically more appealing to the average customer. Furthermore, I think a robust debate could be had about whether that hypothetical increased value […]

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Bob Yerby

Bob Yerby

| October 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Remo, Inc. By Dan Ferrisi Bob Yerby, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, has had a pretty incredible career with Remo, Inc., spanning more than 20 years and numerous divergent roles that encompassed a broad spectrum of responsibilities. Speaking to Yerby, his passion for both the music industry and Remo specifically […]

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Redding Makes The Music Connection

Redding Makes The Music Connection

| October 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

In Redding CA, music is in the air once again. Back in August, The Music Connection celebrated its grand opening on Bechelli Lane, according to the original report from The Redding Record Searchlight. Part of the festivities was Bernie Baker, the store’s Manager, who had owned the music store that previously occupied that space. As […]

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Bluegrass And MI Sleuthin’

Bluegrass And MI Sleuthin’

| October 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

It was time to polish my spyglass in preparation for a long journey to the land of horses and bluegrass. (That’s bluegrass as in Kentucky bluegrass, not the style of music.) But, I’ll bet there is plenty of music there, as well. My assignment, if I chose to accept it (which I did), was to […]

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