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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Exclusive To The Retailer: Korg USA To Distribute Dean Markley Products

Exclusive To The Retailer: Korg USA To Distribute Dean Markley Products

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

  The Music & Sound Retailer has exclusively learned that Korg USA will be the exclusive U.S. distributor of Dean Markley’s line of guitar strings, pickups, picks and polishing accessories. Dean Markey joins Korg’s family of brands in a partnership that is in line with Korg’s strategic plan to provide dealers with a full spectrum […]

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On-Stage Worldwide Announces Agreement With SF Marketing

On-Stage Worldwide Announces Agreement With SF Marketing

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

On-Stage Worldwide has announced a three-year agreement with SF Marketing (SFM), according to which SFM will be the exclusive distributor for the full line of On-Stage products in Canada. Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, On-Stage Worldwide is the international arm of the On-Stage product family, which includes its On-Stage Stands brand. All together, the […]

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Prof. Dr. Jörg Sennheiser Hands Over Chairmanship

Prof. Dr. Jörg Sennheiser Hands Over Chairmanship

| December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Having recently turned 70 years old, Prof. Dr. Jörg Sennheiser is handing over the Chair of the supervisory board of Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG to Dr. Frank Heinricht, as of January 1, 2015. Since joining the family-owned company in 1976, Sennheiser’s contribution has been instrumental to the company’s success and has paved the […]

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Fender’s  Dee Dee Ramone Precision Bass Guitar

Fender’s Dee Dee Ramone Precision Bass Guitar

| December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fender has announced the Dee Dee Ramone Precision Bass guitar, based on the instrument Ramone played with seminal punk rock band. The bass guitar, making its debut at the “Dee Dee Ramone Exhibition,” located at New York City’s famed Hotel Chelsea from yesterday to January 1, will be available for sale at authorized Fender dealers and on www.fender.com on January […]

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The Latest From The ‘Step Up To Yamaha’ Promotion

The Latest From The ‘Step Up To Yamaha’ Promotion

| December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Yamaha has announced that as part of its Step Up to Yamaha promotion—now in its 11th year—customers, through December 31, can receive $50 or $100 rebates (via a Visa Gift Card) on qualifying Yamaha wind and string instruments during the holiday season when they purchase a new instrument from a participating Step Up to Yamaha […]

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CHAUVET DJ Launches Its New GigBAR IRC

CHAUVET DJ Launches Its New GigBAR IRC

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

    A traveling all-in-one lightshow package, the GigBAR IRC from CHAUVET DJ includes four different, very popular effects that all mount together on one convenient bar: a pair of LED pars, a pair of LED derbies, a red-and-green laser and four LED strobes. Ideal for DJs, bands and mobile entertainers, this multi-fixture setup is […]

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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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