Archive for September, 2013

Vnewsletter – September 30, 2013

Vnewsletter – September 30, 2013

| September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

The MI Industry Goes Red, White and Blue Hosted by Jill Nicolini PreSonus’ Third Annual User Conference Alfred Music, MakeMusic Ink Deal Justin Timberlake Trusts Audio-Technica A Guitar Rises From The Ashes Music China Plans For Successful Show Born In The U.S.A. Has Returned! … and much more! September 30, 2013 | Episode No. 164 [...]

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Rundgren To Receive Les Paul Award At TEC Awards

Rundgren To Receive Les Paul Award At TEC Awards

| September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Musician, record producer and electronic music revolutionary Todd Rundgren will be honored with the prestigious Les Paul Award at the 29th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards. The awards recognize outstanding achievement in professional audio technology and production and will be presented Friday, January 24 at the Anaheim Hilton during the 2014 NAMM show in [...]

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Island Music Company Hosts Robert Godin

Island Music Company Hosts Robert Godin

| September 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Back in May, Island Music Company in LaPlata MD hosted Robert Godin, Founder/President of Canadian company Godin Guitars, for a “Guitar Builder’s Workshop.” During the workshop, Godin discussed the method and artistry of building quality acoustic and electric guitars. The event drew people from as far as 50 miles away. The musicians in attendance ranged [...]

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Crafter Helps Tegeler Music To Raise Funds

Crafter Helps Tegeler Music To Raise Funds

| September 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tegeler Music (Clinton IA) is donating the proceeds from its 3rd Annual Benefit Concert to assist service members who have been injured in the line of duty. Proceeds from the concert are being donated to the nonprofit organization Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), and will support a full range of programs and services for this generation [...]

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That’s Not The Milk We Drink!

That’s Not The Milk We Drink!

| September 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sorry for using a “Two and a Half Men” joke, but it will help to get a point across regarding branding. I had a recent shopping experience that I hope will clarify my thoughts on the subject. In a classic “Two and a Half Men” episode, Uncle Charlie goes shopping with his nephew, Jake, and, [...]

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Some Like It Hot Licks

Some Like It Hot Licks

| September 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

At the site of a former Frank’s Nursery and Crafts, not far off the main road at the center of Waldorf MD, sits Hot Licks Guitar Shop. The 9,000-square-foot, full-line MI shop has been a mainstay of the community for 28 years, serving musicians in the area for generations. “Just recently, we had a customer [...]

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A Fallen Angel Shops L.A.

A Fallen Angel Shops L.A.

| September 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Chief hadn’t called me in a while, and I was beginning to get suspicious. I had been running with a pretty rough crowd: attorneys; lobbyists; the IRS…you know the type. I wondered whether The Chief might have found himself a new sleuth, one a little more strait-laced and less apt to wander into dangerous [...]

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Know what you are selling

Know what you are selling

| September 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Most of us don’t know what we are selling. We think we just sell musical instruments that people ought to buy. We don’t know the true value of what we are selling. The ability to play a musical instrument has benefits beyond just making music. Plato, the great Greek philosopher, said, “Music is the moral [...]

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Korg USA Is Named Ashdown Distributor

Korg USA Is Named Ashdown Distributor

| September 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Korg USA, exclusive U.S. distributor of Korg, Lâg, VOX, Blackstar and HK Audio products, has announced an addition to its line of brands. Effective immediately, the company has taken on exclusive distribution for Ashdown Engineering in the U.S. and Canada. Korg USA will distribute Ashdown’s bass amplification and effects products, acoustic amplification products, and the [...]

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How To Reach Out To Customers Without Being Annoying

How To Reach Out To Customers Without Being Annoying

| September 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

To successfully connect online with customers, music retailers have to figure out how to stay on their radar without being perceived as overbearing. Social media, e-mail, branded promotional items and print mailings provide an effective arsenal of tools to stay in touch with customers and promote your products and services. Using them wisely can raise [...]

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