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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Gretsch Drums’ Broadkaster

Gretsch Drums’ Broadkaster

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

The drum market boasts some truly legendary and iconic names, but perhaps none can claim the history that Gretsch Drums can. Making quality musical instruments since 1883, the company, founded in Brooklyn NY, is the oldest drum company that’s still making drums today. Fourth-generation family member Fred Gretsch, who remains closely involved in the business, […]

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From The Editor: These Are Consequential Times

From The Editor: These Are Consequential Times

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the nearly four years I’ve been Editor of The Retailer, not to mention my many previous years’ experience covering the music products industry, no period of time has been more packed with drama, uncertainty and controversy than right now. In short, these are consequential times, and none of us is quite sure if, or […]

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CHAUVET DJ Geyser RGB Adds Impact To  Endymion Parade Mardi Gras Floats

CHAUVET DJ Geyser RGB Adds Impact To Endymion Parade Mardi Gras Floats

| February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Krewe of Endymion Parade, started at City Park and Orleans Avenues in New Orleans, and from there took visitors on a journey that figuratively at least reached far beyond the confines of the Crescent City. Built around the theme “Fantastic Voyages,” the largest and most legendary of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras parades, featured floats […]

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MXL’s Mobile Media Series

MXL’s Mobile Media Series

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Look around you on a train, in the mall or at the movies, and you’ll have no doubt that we’re in the age of mobile devices. More than just a phone and Web browser, these devices have also become our primary tool to take pictures and shoot video. MXL Microphones, a division of Marshall Electronics, […]

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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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