Archive for January, 2013

See Spot Run

See Spot Run

| January 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Overview: Galaxy Audio’s Nano Spot Specifics: Galaxy Audio’s Nano Spot has joined the Hot Spot family. Suitable for small reference monitors, call centers, bar or patio settings, the Nano is inconspicuous to the listener, but has a powerful presence. The powered Nano Spot is portable, weighing less than 2lb. The NSPA features a three-inch driver […]

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ConventionTV@NAMM Jan. 25, 2013 (Day 2)

ConventionTV@NAMM Jan. 25, 2013 (Day 2)

| January 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

ConventionTV@NAMM Jan. 25, 2013 (Day 2) <<WATCH ON PHONE>> Hosted by Jill Nicolini and Melora Donaghue. Testa’s ConventionTV delivers the late-breaking news and product introductions NAMM attendees need to know. Featuring Melora Donaghue on the show floor and Jill Nicolini in the studio, ConventionTV is produced by the staff of the Music & Sound Retailer […]

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Here We Go Again…It’s 2013

Here We Go Again…It’s 2013

| January 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Gene Fresco The years just keep coming, don’t they? This year, let’s do it right. Most of you will be going to NAMM, because going will tell you what’ll be happening this year. Manufacturers have made their plans for the coming year, and their new products will give you an idea of what they […]

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Looking to Find Your Place?

Looking to Find Your Place?

| January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Think NAMM Young Professionals! By Mark Despotakis One of the things that give the music industry great character is its diversity of talent. We all come to the industry with a great passion for music. Just as there is a wide range of music styles and products, there is also a wide range of people […]

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Getting Educated Is The Key To Survival!

Getting Educated Is The Key To Survival!

| January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Rebecca Apodaca This will be this writer’s 37th Winter NAMM show. As a retailer, a technician and an appraiser who has a store that sells school music and church music to pros and to amateurs, and as a writer for the industry, of course I’m going to the Idea Center sessions to learn as […]

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Blues Angel Flies High

Blues Angel Flies High

| January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Michelle Loeb After 28 years as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy, Jim DeStafney would have been more than within his rights to live out a peaceful and leisurely retirement at his home in Pensacola FL. But retirement was the furthest thing from his mind. Two years before he left the Navy, DeStafney […]

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In Memoriam: Frank Luppino, Jr.

In Memoriam: Frank Luppino, Jr.

| January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Frank Luppino, Jr., a husband, father and grandfather, died on November 10, having last March reached the milestone of 90. He died peacefully, his immediate family by his side, at Glenbrook Hospital. Luppino was a resident of Glenview IL since 1965 and a longtime parishioner at Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish. He grew up […]

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A Closer Look At QR Codes

A Closer Look At QR Codes

| January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

By David Hall, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Cutting-Edge Solutions The facts are in, and it’s good news for brick-and-mortar stores. According to a new study by Deloitte, consumers who use smartphones when out shopping are 14 percent more likely to make a purchase while in the store than those without them. Deloitte’s study, “The […]

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Personal Touch

Personal Touch

| January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Dan Vedda As I write this, the Christmas season is still unfolding. We’re walking the tightrope hourly, scrambling to bring in the items our customers need while still having impulse goods and stocking-stuffer staples on a limited budget. Searching for an upside, I know that I won’t be stuck with piles of dead inventory […]

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Reach For The Top With NAMM’s Top Dealer Competition

Reach For The Top With NAMM’s Top Dealer Competition

| January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Fred W. Gretsch For the third year in a row, NAMM will be holding its Top 100 Dealer Awards competition this year. Since 2011, the award has recognized the efforts of NAMM’s most creative and proactive retail members. In addition to choosing the Top 100, an independent panel of anonymous industry peers also selects […]

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