Author Archive: By 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.
QSC Audio Products, LLC, has announced that Ray van Straten has been promoted to Vice President of QSC Professional, the newly formed Business Unit that will serve customers in the retail, rental, production and distribution (box sales) segments. In his new role, van Straten will be responsible for guiding the direction of the business unit, [...]
Recently, inMusic announced the addition of three professional product brands from D&M Holdings to its existing family of brands. Denon Professional, Marantz Professional and Denon DJ join a family that includes Akai Professional, Alesis, Alto Professional, ION Audio, Numark, M-Audio, AIR Music Technology and Mixmeister. “By adding Denon Professional, Marantz Professional and Denon DJ to [...]
Omacro appointed Paul Nunn as Director of Marketing. Nunn comes from pro audio retailer, UniqueSquared, where he served as Creative Marketing Director. As a musician and MI Industry pro, Paul brings nearly fifteen years of digital and web based media development experience to Omacro. Nunn will be working with the team at Omacro to help fine tune [...]
The Traynor Small Block Series bass amplifier line is now shipping in all markets. Launched at the 2014 NAMM show in Anaheim in January, the Made in Canada Small Block Series bass combos and heads are the ideal amp solution for the working/practicing musician. Loaded with essential features including Active and Passive level instrument inputs, [...]
NAMBACKER B2B Networking Group has added three NAMM exhibitor manufacturers as dues-paying members since the 2014 Anaheim show. The first new member is Rick Schubb, Owner of Schubb Capo Company, celebrating his 40th year in the business. As a sign-up bonus, Schubb received a corporate video filmed at their NAMM exhibit free of charge. See Shubb’s [...]
Vice President, Peterson Electro-Musical Products It’s a refreshing change of pace to speak to Pat Bovenizer, Vice President of Peterson Electro-Musical Products, whose affiliation with Peterson began more than 40 years ago and has brought him great success. We present an in-depth interview.
Shure Incorporated announced the official venue lineup for its third annual National Open Mic Night, a week-long series of events that unites singers, musicians and spoken word artists. In observance of the Company’s 89th Anniversary, Shure is sponsoring 48 venues that will host National Open Mic Night events from Monday, April 21, to Sunday, April 27, [...]
Manufacturers Talk Electric vs. Acoustic, Selling Through and More Here, The Retailer asks manufacturers—both large and small, and whether electric- or acoustic-oriented—for their candid thoughts about the current contours of the guitar space. You’ll notice relative unanimity as regards most trends from our esteemed panelists—PRS Guitars, Saint Blues, Taylor Guitars and Yamaha—although their opinions do [...]
Korg USA, exclusive U.S. distributor of Korg, VOX Blackstar, Ashdown, Lâg, Sakae and HK Audio products, announced a new hire and promotions. Andy Rossi has been hired as Senior VP Sales and Marketing. Rossi has an extensive history in the Music Products Industry, coming to Korg USA from Fender, where he held various roles over [...]