Archive for December, 2012

Pavilion Classique Promotes Classical Instruments

Pavilion Classique Promotes Classical Instruments

| December 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

NAMM Musikmesse Russia and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia will return to Moscow from May 16 through May 19 and 18, respectively. Following a successful 2012 debut, new event features will provide more educational and product opportunities, while popular programs, including Piano Days, return. Pavilion Classique, an area encompassing two halls and featuring large, panoramic [...]

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US Music Gives Nestler The Nod

US Music Gives Nestler The Nod

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

US Music Corp has announced that Douglas E. Nestler recently joined the company as Vice President of Sales for Marshall USA. Nestler is an industry veteran whose 32-year career has been spent primarily in musical instrument sales, most recently in senior management roles at Korg USA and Ultimate Support Systems. In commenting on joining US [...]

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Steinberg Hosts Dealer Event

Steinberg Hosts Dealer Event

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Steinberg North America hosted its first dealer event, at the piano salon at Yamaha Artist Services, Inc., in New York City, to deliver a detailed overview of the company’s current system solutions product line-up, along with a run-down of future releases. Representatives of 13 retail outlets from across the country attended the event. “The summit [...]

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Ways To Profit As Customers ‘GET SMART’

Ways To Profit As Customers ‘GET SMART’

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

By David Hall, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Cutting-Edge Solutions It’s interesting to see how smartphone use has affected sales for brick-and-mortar dealers. Many feel that it’s starting to hurt their businesses. Customers come into your store, examine your products, play your instruments and then shop online for cheaper prices. But for every negative, there’s [...]

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Supplier Service

Supplier Service

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Dan Vedda Today, our customers demand more from us than ever before. We’ve always had to be price competitive. Before the Internet, some guy across town took out full-page ads in the entertainment weekly that screamed, “We’ll beat ANY price!!!” Customers have always expected us to service the goods we sell, back up manufacturer [...]

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Best In Music Celebrates 23rd Anniversary

Best In Music Celebrates 23rd Anniversary

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Best In Music celebrated its 23rd anniversary on September 21 and 22 with a huge sale and drawing. For the past 10 years, Best In Music has been hosting a huge anniversary event featuring live music, vendor-sponsored promotions, door crasher accessories, special event pricing and a huge drawing where more than $10,000 worth of product [...]

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Michael Spremulli • CEO, Vision Musical Instruments

Michael Spremulli • CEO, Vision Musical Instruments

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Dan Ferrisi There are lots of people in the music products industry who can boast of having vision. After all, our space is teeming with product innovation, creativity and passion to make something beautiful. Michael Spremulli definitely has vision, which makes the name of his company, Vision Musical Instruments, quite appropriate. Spremulli essentially grew [...]

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Don’t Worry About being the Star:  BE THE STAR MAKER

Don’t Worry About being the Star: BE THE STAR MAKER

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Gene Fresco Zig Ziglar is famous for saying, “You can get anything in life that you want if you help enough other people get what they want.” When we take the spotlight off ourselves and shine it on someone else, that person responds in incredible ways. Showing someone that we believe in him or [...]

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A Tale Of A Fateful  Connecticut Trip

A Tale Of A Fateful Connecticut Trip

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

A bell rings out as we glide alongside a buoy bobbing up and down in the placid water. I’m slowly becoming hypnotized by the repetitive sounds of the rushing waves and the entrancing sights of undulating white foam that encircles and trails behind us. Today, I’m on a ferryboat headed to New England, and it’s [...]

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MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR TIME AT NAMM

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR TIME AT NAMM

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

By David Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Cutting-Edge Solutions Winter NAMM is just around the corner, and attending the show offers plenty of potential to have a positive and dramatic effect on your business. Sure, it’s challenging to leave the store. But for those four days, the entire industry gathers, giving you the [...]

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