Archive for March, 2013

MakeMusic To Be Acquired By LaunchEquity

MakeMusic To Be Acquired By LaunchEquity

| March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

MakeMusic, Inc., and LaunchEquity Acquisition Partners, LLC Designated Series Education Partners (LEAP), an affiliate of LaunchEquity Partners, LLC, have announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which LEAP will acquire MakeMusic through an all-cash transaction. A special committee of MakeMusic’s Board of Directors, consisting of independent directors, and MakeMusic’s Board of [...]

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In Memoriam: Hideo Matsushita, Founder Of Audio-Technica

In Memoriam: Hideo Matsushita, Founder Of Audio-Technica

| March 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Audio-Technica U.S. is mourning the death of Hideo Matsushita, Founder and Executive Emeritus of Audio-Technica Corp. Matsushita died of natural causes on March 5 at the age of 93. In accordance with his family’s wishes, a private wake and funeral service were held on March 8 and 9. Phil Cajka, Audio-Technica U.S. President and CEO, [...]

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ON TOP OF THE WORLD

ON TOP OF THE WORLD

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Every time I head out to Anaheim for the NAMM show, I know I have an incredibly hectic week ahead, this year involving everything from back-to-back manufacturer meetings and ConventionTV@NAMM reporting duties to networking with music products retailers and supervising the 27th annual Music & Sound Awards. That last one, though, is perhaps most fun [...]

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Presenting… The Class Of 2013

Presenting… The Class Of 2013

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

This year’s NAMM show hosted an impressive display of instruments, lighting, sound systems, software, hardware and all the accessories that go along with them. In an industry that is constantly evolving, it is an annual ritual to check out the goings-on in Hall E, where many (but not all) of NAMM’s freshmen reside. This year, [...]

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Jeremy Payne • OSS Sales & Marketing Director, The Music People

Jeremy Payne • OSS Sales & Marketing Director, The Music People

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Given how dynamic and fast-evolving the music marketplace can be, very few manufacturers or distributors in the music products industry are content simply to rest on their laurels. Nevertheless, it is somewhat rare to find a company that takes self-betterment and continual improvement as seriously as The Music People (TMP), based in Berlin CT. Last [...]

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The Road To Rhode Island

The Road To Rhode Island

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

It was Independence Day. Or, at least, that’s the way it felt when I was traveling through Rhode Island on my most recent mission. And when I say “Independence Day,” I don’t actually mean in the traditional sense. Certainly not as in the summer-centric, family-oriented holiday that’s filled with fireworks and backyard barbecues. Far from [...]

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A Living Legend

A Living Legend

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Michelle Loeb It had been 47 years since Doug John first started working at Delta Rubber Co. at the young age of 13, and he and his partner had decided it was time to sell the company. He was not yet at retirement age, and he’s the first to admit he “can’t sit at [...]

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Affirmations

Affirmations

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Gene Fresco Albert Einstein said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” If you are not happy with the results you are getting by selling the way you do, then you have to change something. We are all creatures of habit. We go about our lives doing [...]

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Vnewsletter – March 15, 2013

Vnewsletter – March 15, 2013

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Beyoncé Scores At The Super Bowl Hosted by Jill Nicolini QSC Launches ‘Obsessed’ Contest Rock House’s Detailed Curriculum NAMM Rolls Out New PSA Sabian’s Cymbal Vote Winners Sennheiser Helps Beyoncé Soar The Retailer’s Social Media Expansion … and much more! March 15, 2013 | Episode No. 151 | Run time: 00.10:17 Vnewsletter Sign-up Got something [...]

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An Introduction To Branding your Business

An Introduction To Branding your Business

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

By David Hall, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Cutting-Edge Solutions It’s easy to look around and identify companies that have great brands. How about that soda with the red and white sweeping logo? Or that operating system software company that dominates the PC market? Remember the company that Thomas Edison built? Look at some of [...]

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