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 10 years.

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Summertime Sizzlers: Highlighting The Hot Debuts Set To Scorch Music City

Summertime Sizzlers: Highlighting The Hot Debuts Set To Scorch Music City

| July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

When our editorial staff surveys you, our loyal readers, each year about what features and types of coverage you most highly value, one message is consistently conveyed: you absolutely love reading about the super cool new products that our industry’s manufacturers dream up. That’s one reason why, twice a year, The Retailer brings you our […]

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Dave Dunwoodie: President, Graph Tech Guitar Labs Ltd.

Dave Dunwoodie: President, Graph Tech Guitar Labs Ltd.

| July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Over the past several years, if there’s one thing that virtually all brick-and-mortar music products dealers have agreed on in conversations with The Retailer, it’s that the accessories category has become incredibly important to the success of their stores. Indeed, I’ve heard the phrase “musical hardware store” more than once as a descriptor for the […]

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KMC Music Inks Big-Time Deals

KMC Music Inks Big-Time Deals

| July 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Strengthening a percussion portfolio that already includes Gibraltar, Latin Percussion, Remo, Toca, Vater and Vic Firth, KMC Music recently announced that it has been appointed to serve as the sole U.S. distribution partner of Paiste America, which produces renowned lines of cymbals, hand cymbals and gongs, including the iconic Paiste 2002 Series and the highly […]

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Dan Roberts: President, Manhasset Specialty Company

Dan Roberts: President, Manhasset Specialty Company

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

This month, our “Five Minutes With” interview features Dan Roberts, President of Manhasset Specialty Company, whose involvement with the music products industry goes back many years…but whose love for music and the beautiful instruments that make it can be traced back to childhood. Roberts’ extended conversation with The Retailer delves into his background and Manhasset’s […]

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Blizzard Lighting’s: LB-Par Hex Fixture

Blizzard Lighting’s: LB-Par Hex Fixture

| June 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Of all the diverse segments of the music products market, perhaps none has experienced stronger growth—and more rapid technological evolution—than the lighting segment has. And, among companies that serve the MI industry’s lighting needs, few offer Blizzard Lighting’s potent blend of great products, real value and dedicated support. The company, which was founded in 2010 […]

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‘It’s Where The  Cool Kids Go’: Summer NAMM Presents A Compelling Value Proposition

‘It’s Where The Cool Kids Go’: Summer NAMM Presents A Compelling Value Proposition

| June 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Summer is my favorite time of year. It’s not only warm weather, sandy beaches and relaxing vacations that make me smile, though; it’s also the impending arrival of Summer NAMM (July 9 to 11), and all the fun, fellowship and festivities the MI industry’s annual trip to Nashville entails. The NAMM Show in January is […]

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Premier Builders Guild Adds Fender Ace Chris Fleming

Premier Builders Guild Adds Fender Ace Chris Fleming

| June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Premier Builders Guild, a group of U.S.-based boutique guitar and amplifier brands, has announced that industry veteran Chris Fleming has joined the company as its new VP of Design, Development and Sourcing. In his new role, Fleming will oversee all new product development efforts within the company, as well as develop new resources for all […]

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CHAUVET DJ Intimidator Rocks With Grateful Dead Legend Bill Kreutzmann

CHAUVET DJ Intimidator Rocks With Grateful Dead Legend Bill Kreutzmann

| June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

A founding member of the Grateful Dead, along with Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir and Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, drummer Bill Kreutzmann is still going strong after playing in all of the 2,300 live performances the iconic band made during its lifespan. Kreutzmann showed a large, appreciative crowd that he hasn’t missed a beat when […]

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KHS America Promotes Michael Robinson To Vice President Of Marketing

KHS America Promotes Michael Robinson To Vice President Of Marketing

| June 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

KHS America has announced the promotion of Michael Robinson to Vice President of Marketing. Since his arrival in March 2011, Robinson has made significant contributions to the success of KHS America in the areas of leadership and team development, and in the establishment of customer-centric marketing principles that continue to differentiate the KHS family of brands within […]

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Yorkville Sound Distributing Gibson Pro Audio Brands For Canada

Yorkville Sound Distributing Gibson Pro Audio Brands For Canada

| June 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Yorkville Sound has announced that it is the exclusive Canadian distributor for all Gibson Pro Audio brands, including Stanton Audio, KRK Systems, Cerwin-Vega loudspeakers, Neat Microphones and Cakewalk music software. Gibson Brands was founded in 1894 and it’s headquartered in Nashville TN. “We at Yorkville Sound are thrilled with the addition of the Gibson Pro […]

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