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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Time To Register For The 2015 NAMM Show

Time To Register For The 2015 NAMM Show

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Registration opens today for NAMM members who plan to attend the 2015 NAMM show. The world’s largest trade-only event for the music products industry returns to the Anaheim Convention Center from January 22 to 25. NAMM show badges open doors to more than 5,000 music product, instrument and technology brands, special events, educational sessions and […]

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Dana Soza Named Omacro Director Of Client Success

Dana Soza Named Omacro Director Of Client Success

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Omacro earlier this year announced the appointment of Dana Soza to Director of Client Success. Soza comes from Internet giant Groupon, and her past experience includes artist relations and sales for the pro audio company Avalon Design, as well as motivational speaking and coaching for executives. Her experience aligns well with helping suppliers, resellers and […]

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TMP Pro To Distribute Martin Professional

TMP Pro To Distribute Martin Professional

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

TMP Pro Distribution has announced an agreement with Martin Professional, Inc., to distribute its line of professional products in the United States. Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, TMP Pro Distribution, a division of The Music People, Inc., the maker of On-Stage products, offers the value-added service of a family business with the expertise of […]

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Peavey Reorganizes Manufacturing Under New Globalization Plan

Peavey Reorganizes Manufacturing Under New Globalization Plan

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Peavey Electronics Corp. is reorganizing its worldwide manufacturing assets as part of a new globalization plan to ensure continued growth worldwide. The reorganization includes focusing U.S.-based manufacturing on Peavey’s premium products, and moving other manufacturing assets closer to its critical and emerging markets. The effort also involves modernization of production methods and a renewed focus […]

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Yamaha Promotes Kerns, Appoints Hugues

Yamaha Promotes Kerns, Appoints Hugues

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Yamaha Corp. of America’s (YCA) Band & Orchestral Division has announced the promotion of Matt Kerns to Marketing Manager, Accessories, along with the appointment of Hallie Hugues as Marketing Specialist. Kerns brings 22 years’ music industry experience to his new role in B&O Accessories. Most recently, he served as Project Manager in YCA’s Customer Experience […]

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Orianthi To Co-Host The 2015 She Rocks Awards

Orianthi To Co-Host The 2015 She Rocks Awards

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) has announced that Orianthi will co-host the 2015 She Rocks Awards. Honoring women who stand out as role models in the music industry, the She Rocks Awards is slated to take place Friday evening, January 23, in Anaheim CA during the NAMM show. “The She Rocks Awards does so much for women in […]

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Jim Mingo Returns To TMP Pro Distribution

Jim Mingo Returns To TMP Pro Distribution

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

TMP Pro Distribution, a division of The Music People, Inc., the maker of On-Stage products, has welcomed back James Mingo as National Accounts Manager. He’s rejoined TMP after a nearly two-year absence. Mingo brings more than 20 years of AV experience to TMP Pro. His expertise ranges from installation to retail sales to live sound […]

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Luna Guitars Supports ‘International Day Of Peace’ Campaign

Luna Guitars Supports ‘International Day Of Peace’ Campaign

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Now through September 21, Luna Guitars is calling on one million people to be an “Instrument For Peace” in support of the “International Day Of Peace,” as established by the UN General Assembly. Luna plans to subsequently share responses with the UN Committee on World Peace. The “International Day of Peace” was established in 1981 […]

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‘Woz’ Scheduled For NAMM Show

‘Woz’ Scheduled For NAMM Show

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The 2015 NAMM Show, scheduled for January 22 to 25 in Anaheim CA, will feature insights from entrepreneurs both within and beyond the music industry; this includes those from Apple’s Co-Founder, Steve “Woz” Wozniak. The engineering icon will open Saturday morning’s breakfast session, talking music and technology with NAMM’s President and CEO, Joe Lamond. “Since […]

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Peter E. Schmitt Co. Appointed QSC’s Metro NY Rep Firm

Peter E. Schmitt Co. Appointed QSC’s Metro NY Rep Firm

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

QSC Audio Products, LLC, has appointed the Peter E. Schmitt Company as its manufacturer’s representative for Metro New York. Peter E Schmitt is one of the country’s oldest, most respected independent rep firms, its roots dating back nearly 90 years. “I am excited to have Peter E. Schmitt join the QSC team as our independent […]

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