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Vnewsletter – June 27, 2013

Vnewsletter – June 27, 2013

| June 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sizzling Summer Spotlights at NAMM Hosted by Jill Nicolini Reloop Partners With AM&S Korg’s Consumer Awareness Initiative Supporting A Great Cause In NY Alfred Music Makes Sizeable Donation Bach To Rock Serves Veterans Summer NAMM New Product Spotlight… and much more! June 27, 2013 | Episode No. 158 | Run time: 00.11:13 Vnewsletter Sign-up Got something [...]

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Yamaha Helps To Achieve Guinness World Records Title

Yamaha Helps To Achieve Guinness World Records Title

| June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Music filled Manhattan’s West Village when 175 musicians performed on 175 Yamaha portable keyboards to achieve the Guinness World Records title for “Largest Electronic Keyboard Ensemble” as part of the annual Make Music New York celebration. Now in its seventh year, Make Music New York is a unique, citywide festival of more than 1,000 free [...]

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Casio Participates In 7th Annual Make Music New York

Casio Participates In 7th Annual Make Music New York

| June 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Casio America, Inc., kicked off the first day of summer, June 21, by participating in the 7th Annual Make Music New York event. Make Music New York is one of the nation’s largest annual music events, where more than 1,000 free concerts are held throughout New York City. Casio was involved in several activities taking [...]

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Gibson Guitar Corp. Becomes Gibson Brands

Gibson Guitar Corp. Becomes Gibson Brands

| June 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Gibson name is about more than just guitars and, now, its name reflects that fact. To represent Gibson’s growing selection of products and evolving lifestyle orientation, Gibson Guitar Corp. has become Gibson Brands. “Of course, the Gibson Guitar Corp. remains a vital, and crucially important, division of Gibson Brands,” Gibson Brands Chairman and CEO [...]

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Vnewsletter – June 17, 2013

Vnewsletter – June 17, 2013

| June 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

NAMMIES Prepare To Descend On New Nashville Venue Hosted by Jill Nicolini Velazquez Earns ADJ President Nod NAMM Addresses Policymakers In DC Music Industry Mourns Phil Ramone LEAP Completes MakeMusic Deal Get Ready For Summer NAMM! Sweetwater To Present GearFest ’13… and much more! June 17, 2013 | Episode No. 157 | Run time: 00.11:20 Vnewsletter [...]

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Three Decades Of Fun Memories and of Course Music

Three Decades Of Fun Memories and of Course Music

| June 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Over the years, The Music & Sound Retailer has covered a lot of anniversaries in our industry—recent headline-grabbers have included Yamaha’s 125th anniversary and Zildjian’s remarkable 390th birthday—but now it’s time to turn inward and celebrate a major milestone in The Retailer’s own estimable history: three decades of striving to inform, entertain and “cheer on” [...]

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Spying In The Grand Canyon State

Spying In The Grand Canyon State

| June 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

The Chief finally caved in. It had seemed like I could only score assignments under cold and cloudy conditions, but I cheered when The Chief gave me an assignment where I found sunshine and warmth. Spy work is so much more pleasant when the sun is out and its rays shine through the windshield of [...]

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It’s Not What You Say… It’s How You Say It

It’s Not What You Say… It’s How You Say It

| June 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Two things that are important to a sales presentation are humor and metaphors. Humor eases any tension that can arise in a sales presentation, and a metaphor can give one more power. A good example of a metaphor is Shakespeare’s inimitable language in his play As You Like It. He wrote: All the world’s a [...]

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Teach Your Children Well

Teach Your Children Well

| June 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

For Howard Gittli, being the Manager of Louisville KY-based Mom’s Music is not just about making a sale. It’s about making a customer and—even more than that—it’s about making a musician. “We want more people playing music, and we want to help them with those dreams,” said Gittli, who began working for the store 16 [...]

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Strength In Numbers: Why Join a Buying Group?

Strength In Numbers: Why Join a Buying Group?

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

You just opened your e-mail only to see an ad from a big-box or chain store offering the same merchandise to consumers at a lower price than you’re paying for it. How many times have you commented on (or griped, complained and ranted about) how these businesses have all the buying power because they have [...]

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