Author Archive: Dan Ferrisi

I am the Editor of The Music & Sound Retailer, the most widely read trade publication serving the music products market. I am a lifelong writer and editor, working for Testa Communications, publisher of The Retailer, for more than eight years.

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3rd Annual NAMM New Product Spotlight

3rd Annual NAMM New Product Spotlight

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The NAMM show offers an array of activities that’s so useful and wide-ranging that, even if there weren’t a massive show floor to browse, it’d still be worth your investment to attend. But make no mistake: people absolutely love walking the show floor and checking out the latest music products that our industry’s manufacturers have […]

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QSC To Stream Live From The NAMM Show Floor

QSC To Stream Live From The NAMM Show Floor

| January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

QSC has announced that it will be streaming live coverage of its booth activities directly from the 2015 NAMM show floor. Viewers will be able to see and hear live stage performances, product demonstrations, interviews with QSC musical guests and artists, and other show floor activities from the convenience of their computer, smartphone or other […]

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ArtistMax Event To Be Held At NAMM With Ken And Colbie Caillat

ArtistMax Event To Be Held At NAMM With Ken And Colbie Caillat

| January 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

An event called “An Afternoon of Artist Development” will take place on Friday, January 23, from 2pm to 6pm at the Hilton Anaheim, in Ballroom D, coinciding with the NAMM show. Presented by Grammy-winning engineer, producer and author Ken Caillat, (Fleetwood Mac), Sleeping Giant Entertainment and ArtistMax, the event will include appearances and panel discussions […]

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Focusrite Announces IPO On London AIM Market

Focusrite Announces IPO On London AIM Market

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Focusrite, the British audio interface company that also incorporates the Novation brand, has listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange. The ticker symbol is TUNE. Focusrite Plc (public limited company) is the listed entity. The business was established in 1989 by Phil Dudderidge, Executive Chairman, known also for having co-founded […]

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ADJ Group Invites Dealers To VIP Pre-NAMM Event

ADJ Group Invites Dealers To VIP Pre-NAMM Event

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

ADJ Group of Companies is giving dealers and press members an exclusive chance to see some of its new products in action at a VIP event immediately prior to the annual NAMM show in Anaheim CA. Taking place on January 21 from 1pm to 5pm at ADJ’s global headquarters in California, the open day will […]

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Numark’s NV Controller

Numark’s NV Controller

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Perhaps more than any other segment of the music products industry, the DJ market continues to grow aggressively, offering a prime opportunity for retailers to reap profits. Few brands within the category have the cachet to match Numark, which, for more than 40 years, has combined cutting-edge technologies with a deep understanding of DJs’ needs […]

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Tom Sumner: Senior VP, Yamaha Corp. of America

Tom Sumner: Senior VP, Yamaha Corp. of America

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

There’s simply no other way to say it: Yamaha is one of the precious few truly iconic names in the areas of electronics and technology. From its robust presence in home AV solutions straight through to its recognized leadership in the music products space, it’s a company whose innovation and breadth of products are beyond […]

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Launch Pad for Success: The NAMM Show Will Arm You With Education, Inspiration And Insight

Launch Pad for Success: The NAMM Show Will Arm You With Education, Inspiration And Insight

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

  The brick-and-mortar musical instrument stores that are thriving in spite of Internet-based competition, mega-chain music stores and some vendors’ apparent do-it-yourself approach to product sales have one thing in common: owners and operators who take the time—and who make the investment—to broaden their knowledge and strategize with their peers. The NAMM show, scheduled this […]

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Celebrate Me Home: Praising our Industry’s Very Best with our Annual Music & Sound Awards

Celebrate Me Home: Praising our Industry’s Very Best with our Annual Music & Sound Awards

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

  There is no greater pleasure for me, as Editor of The Retailer, than to celebrate the music products industry’s best and brightest: from the most innovative manufacturers and new products to leaders in community service and corporate citizenship. There’s no greater acknowledgement in MI than to receive a Music & Sound Award: the most […]

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Exclusive To The Retailer: More On The Korg USA/Dean Markley Partnership

Exclusive To The Retailer: More On The Korg USA/Dean Markley Partnership

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Yesterday, The Music & Sound Retailer exclusively reported that Korg USA, as of January 1, will be the exclusive U.S. distributor of Dean Markley’s line of guitar strings, pickups, picks and polishing accessories. We now have additional details about this relationship, which transcends a simple distribution arrangement and, in fact, is really a long-term […]

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