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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Jackson Guitars, The Music Zoo Host Clinic Featuring Megadeth Bassist

Jackson Guitars, The Music Zoo Host Clinic Featuring Megadeth Bassist

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jackson guitars and The Music Zoo (Roslyn NY) hosted a clinic featuring Megadeth’s David Ellefson and Chris Broderick, who discussed their Jackson signature bass and guitar models on November 12 at the Music Zoo: one of Long Island NY’s most prominent music retailers. The intimate event also commemorated Ellefson’s 50th birthday, and featured performances and storytelling […]

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QSC Joins The Omacro.com Reseller Product Network

QSC Joins The Omacro.com Reseller Product Network

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

QSC has announced it is now part of the omacro.com Reseller Product Network, offering QSC dealers the ability to get the most up-to-date product and pricing information in a timely and recognizable format. Developed by a team of manufacturing and retail-management professionals, omacro.com is a free, social, Web-based platform that allows QSC to enter data one time […]

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Craig Denny Promoted To VP, Band & Orchestra

Craig Denny Promoted To VP, Band & Orchestra

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

St. Louis Music has announced the promotion of Craig Denny to the newly created position of Vice President, Band & Orchestra. In this new role, Denny will be focusing band and orchestra instruments and accessories into one division, adding to an already impressive list of duties. “Craig has shown a ‘do what it takes’ attitude […]

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Jason Hou CEO, VocoPro

Jason Hou CEO, VocoPro

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

This month, The Retailer presents a conversation with Jason Hou, CEO of VocoPro, whose history in the industry stretches back well over two decades. In this intimate yet expansive conversation, Hou delves into his own background relative to the music and audio industries, as well as the creation and ascendance of VocoPro, which was founded […]

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And Now For Something  Completely Different

And Now For Something Completely Different

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Retailer’s Annual Salute To Lesser-Publicized Music Products Here at The Retailer, we know that the owners, operators and managers of full-line music stores like yours are interested in all the “marquee” products that get lots of ink in every industry trade magazine: products like Fender’s latest electric, Peavey’s newest amp, Taylor’s brand new acoustic […]

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Gator Cases’: Aluminum Pedal Boards

Gator Cases’: Aluminum Pedal Boards

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Every November, The Music & Sound Retailer spotlights accessories, bags and cases, a segment of the MI market whose value proposition has never been more compelling. Founded in 2000 and with a portfolio of more than 800 active SKUs—encompassing solutions made from vacuum-formed plastics, rotational-molded plastics, wood, metal, sewn and EVA materials—Gator Cases is a […]

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GC News: Pratt Departs, Retailer Names New President And CEO

GC News: Pratt Departs, Retailer Names New President And CEO

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Guitar Center has announced that its Board of Directors appointed Darrell Webb to be the company’s new President and CEO, effective today. Webb, an executive with experience growing multiple retail businesses, was recruited by the Board to lead Guitar Center as the company looks to capitalize on its growth prospects. Webb replaces former CEO Mike […]

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Manhasset Specialty Receives The Washington State Green Manufacturing Award

Manhasset Specialty Receives The Washington State Green Manufacturing Award

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Association of Washington Business (AWB), which serves as the state’s Chamber of Commerce and the Manufacturing and Technology Association, has announced its selections for manufacturing excellence for 2014, and Manhasset Specialty Company was bestowed with the Green Manufacturing Award. Judges evaluated firms maximizing energy-efficiency levels, going above and beyond regulatory requirements, minimizing waste from […]

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Manhasset Specialty Company Celebrates Its Diamond Anniversary

Manhasset Specialty Company Celebrates Its Diamond Anniversary

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Manhasset Specialty Company, a manufacturer of music stands and accessories, is celebrating 80 years of producing music stands and accessories for everyone from budding young musicians to professional performers. The Manhasset Specialty Company has its roots dating back to 1935 when Otto Lagervall, an inventor and musician, dissatisfied with the quality of existing music stands—with […]

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Sennheiser Encourages Microphone Owners To Petition The FCC

Sennheiser Encourages Microphone Owners To Petition The FCC

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sennheiser, which continues to file comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in light of the pending spectrum auction now scheduled to take place in early 2016, recently filed a Petition For Reconsideration with the FCC on its Incentive Auction Ruling. The company also encourages microphone owners and customers to write to the FCC in […]

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