Archive for August, 2013

Vnewsletter – August 28, 2013

Vnewsletter – August 28, 2013

| August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Holiday Sales Guide Spotlights Hot 4th Quarter Gear Hosted by Jill Nicolini Musser Celebrates Its 65th Anniversary SLM Shipping Zonda Brass, Woodwinds Casio Extends Warranty For Celviano Line Beamz Expands Operations Into Europe The Retailer’s Holiday Sales Guide Music & Arts’ Very Busy Year… and much more! August 28, 2013 | Episode No. 162 | Run […]

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PreSonuSphere 2013 User Conference Is Coming Soon

PreSonuSphere 2013 User Conference Is Coming Soon

| August 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

From October 24 through October 26, PreSonus will pull out all the stops for PreSonuSphere 2013, the company’s third annual user conference. One- and two-day passes will be available at low prices. Held at the Manship Theatre in historic downtown Baton Rouge LA and featuring seminars by well-known experts, the conference will present in-depth tips […]

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D’Addario Relocating Steel Wire Manufacturing to Farmingdale NY

D’Addario Relocating Steel Wire Manufacturing to Farmingdale NY

| August 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

D’Addario is transitioning its Renaissance Wire division from Oxford MA to Farmingdale NY. Targeted for completion in early 2014, the multi-million-dollar modernization plan includes relocation and re-engineering the entire process for producing high carbon steel music wire. D’Addario is the largest producer of music strings, making more than 700,000 strings daily and employing 800 at […]

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Fishman’s Loudbox Mini Dealer Promotion

Fishman’s Loudbox Mini Dealer Promotion

| August 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fishman has launched a special Loudbox Mini “Bonus Offer” dealer promotion to capitalize on the amplifier’s ongoing leadership in the acoustic guitar amp category. Participants purchasing a Loudbox Mini from an authorized Fishman dealer in the United States or Canada between now and September 30 will receive a free Loudbox Mini Slip Cover and a […]

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Will Komassa | President/CEO, Blizzard Lighting

Will Komassa | President/CEO, Blizzard Lighting

| August 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Regular readers of The Music & Sound Retailer might have noticed that, although we maintain comprehensive coverage of more traditional MI products like guitars, amps and drum sets, we also devote considerable page space to products that some might consider a bit outside the MI norm. Chief among these are lighting products, which are important […]

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DJ & Lighting Enter A New Era

DJ & Lighting Enter A New Era

| August 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Controllers And LED Are Leading The Way It’s a good time to be a DJ. One could certainly argue that the barriers to entry have never been fewer, thanks to the low costs and high-quality equipment available. Of course, the next Tiesto or David Guetta might never walk into your store. But plenty of DJs […]

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Strike Up The Band (Rentals)!

Strike Up The Band (Rentals)!

| August 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

The beginning of a new school year brings with it…rental season. It’s a time when parents go from music store to music store and try to understand the difference in rental programs and what works best for their child and budget. It is a time when music retailers go, well, nuts! I have experienced the […]

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UP, UP AND AWAY!

UP, UP AND AWAY!

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Summer NAMM’s Growth A Positive Sign For The Industry Last month, thousands upon thousands of music products industry members descended on Nashville TN to experience everything that Summer NAMM had to offer, ranging from an expansive show floor where hundreds of exhibitors showed their wares, to dozens of education and networking sessions that armed retailers […]

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10 Solutions To Fix Difficult Customer Service Situations

10 Solutions To Fix Difficult Customer Service Situations

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Today’s consumer is accustomed to a “no questions asked” return policy perpetuated by many of the big-box stores. However, musical instrument dealers tend to sell products that are highly technical in nature, protected by copyrights or rely on close, physical contact with the buyer. Each of these areas presents unique solutions and requires straightforward, commonsense […]

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Spring Into The Fourth Quarter!

Spring Into The Fourth Quarter!

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

I’m sorry to say that I missed the Summer NAMM show in Nashville because of health issues. My cardiologist told me not to go because of breathing issues. I have congestive heart failure and, when the fluid builds up, breathing becomes difficult and I have to eliminate the fluid. I just can’t seem to improve […]

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