Archive for February, 2013

Gruhn Guitars Announces Upcoming Move

Gruhn Guitars Announces Upcoming Move

| February 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

In Nashville TN, Gruhn Guitars has announced its upcoming move to 2120 8th Ave. S. in the up-and-coming 8th Ave. S. corridor. The company, which will begin renovations on the new space early this year, plans to open in late spring. The store will remain open at 400 Broadway until moving to the new location. [...]

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Porter & Davies Chooses Jimmie Dean

Porter & Davies Chooses Jimmie Dean

| February 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Porter & Davies has appointed Jimmie Dean to VP of Sales and Marketing in the U.S. Dean has been a well-known face and personality in the music community for more than 25 years, working with some of the oldest drum shops in the U.S. During this time, he has not only worked with retailers, such [...]

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Visits D’Addario

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Visits D’Addario

| February 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Standing in the factory of Long Island NY-based D’Addario & Company, Inc., U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced that the first piece of legislation she introduced in the 113th Congress is a federal funding competition that encourages states and regional public-private partnerships to design and implement comprehensive strategies that spur growth for local manufacturing industries, [...]

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Happiness Is A Lennon Amp

Happiness Is A Lennon Amp

| February 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Overview: Fargen’s John Lennon Amps Specifics: Fargen Amplification’s line of limited edition John Lennon guitar amplifiers and effect pedals combines Lennon’s signature tone with his artwork. The limited edition Artist series is built with custom white components throughout. The series features a special acoustically transparent and UV-protected grill cloth that serves as the canvas for [...]

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In Memoriam: Dave ‘Renz’ Renzoni

In Memoriam: Dave ‘Renz’ Renzoni

| February 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dave Renzoni, known as “Renz,” died this past November, with his loving wife and family by his side. The Music People, Inc. (TMP), family was saddened by the loss of a cherished workfellow, jokester and generous heart, but has taken solace in his peace after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Renzoni celebrated his 25th year [...]

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NAMM Advocates For Music Education Programs

NAMM Advocates For Music Education Programs

| February 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

On March 19 and 20, artists Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bernie Williams, former NY Yankee and Latin Grammy-nominated jazz guitarist, will join leaders of the musical instrument and products industry in Washington DC to lobby Congress on the importance of comprehensive music education in our nation’s schools. NAMM organizes the [...]

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There’s Gold In Them Stores!

There’s Gold In Them Stores!

| February 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

While I was hibernating during the cold winter months, a call came in for me from The Chief. “It is imperative that you search the city of Sacramento for the best selection of bass guitars, and for astounding customer service,” he barked, rousing me from a bleary-eyed cat nap. I came to attention rather rapidly, [...]

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Hats Off To Larry’s

Hats Off To Larry’s

| February 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Michelle Loeb When Gabriel O’Brien first joined the payroll as a cashier at Wooster OH’s Larry’s Music Center in 2001, he brought along a valuable perspective—that of the customer. “I was a customer of the store long before I was ever hired,” said O’Brien, who plays guitar, as well as some banjo and mandolin. [...]

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The State of Our Union

The State of Our Union

| February 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sales Aren’t Gangbusters, But Retailers Are Cautiously Optimistic By Brian Berk Just prior to President Barack Obama delivering the 2013 State of the Union address, The Music & Sound Retailer reached out to retailers in an effort to deliver its own “state of the union,” although on a smaller scale. The results show that the [...]

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Jack Long • Chairman, Long & McQuade And Yorkville Sound

Jack Long • Chairman, Long & McQuade And Yorkville Sound

| February 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Dan Ferrisi The music products industry is full of fascinating stories pertaining to how companies were founded, how partnerships were forged and the sometimes-unforeseeable ways in which firms evolve over histories that, in some cases, stretch back decades into the past. The story of how, in 1956, Jack Long created Long & McQuade, an [...]

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