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August 2016 Digital Edition

August 2016 Digital Edition

| August 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

COVER STORIES Lesson Learned! For many MI retailers, the unfortunate fact is that simply selling musical instruments isn’t enough to survive and thrive. That conundrum has led to the creation of the “add-on sales opportunity.” Given that consumers must train to become proficient when playing an instrument, MI retailers’ best add-on sales opportunity might be […]

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July 2016 Digital Edition

July 2016 Digital Edition

| July 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

COVER STORIES Music Speaks The wind at our collective back, NAMM’s team of music industry leaders and artists swarmed the halls of Capitol Hill in May to thank our federal lawmakers for shepherding through the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), as well as to urge full funding of the programs that the new education law […]

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Perspective On The MI Market Sector

Perspective On The MI Market Sector

| July 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

The guitar amp market seems to be “polarizing,” by which I mean that the trend seems to be moving toward the extreme ends of the market. The bulk of the market appears to be either the $500-and-below price point (sometimes way below) or the boutique, hand-wired tube amps with a great story and/or artist endorsement […]

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Management Changes Grab Music Industry Headlines

Management Changes Grab Music Industry Headlines

| June 23, 2016 | 1 Comment

NAMM Announces Music Industry Day For June 25 Roland Supports Children’s Music Foundation Benefit Gala Sabian Adds Vanguard Cymbals To Remastered HH Series Source Audio Has Released The L.A. Lady Overdrive Effects Pedal Sweetwater Announces Has Created A New Management Position Parasher Named President Of HARMAN Professional Solutions Div. Vnewsletter Sign-up Got something you think should […]

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June 2016 Digital Edition

June 2016 Digital Edition

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

  COVER STORIES She Rocks Hollywood The She Rocks Showcase at the ASCAP Expo, which took place several weeks ago, gave a diverse roster of female musicians a voice by offering the opportunity to perform. It also created exposure for the Women’s International Music Network—The WiMN—and the hand-selected artists who performed. Laura B. Whitmore provides […]

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Want a Sneak Peek at the Products Debuting at Summer NAMM?

Want a Sneak Peek at the Products Debuting at Summer NAMM?

| June 16, 2016 | 1 Comment

Alfred Music’s “An American Approach to World Percussion” Casio’s GP-400BK CELVIANO Grand Hybrid Model Ernie Ball Music Man’s 40th Anniversary “Old Smoothie” StingRay Bass DigiTech By HARMAN’s Whammy Ricochet Effect Pedal The Retailer’s Summer NAMM New Product Spotlight’s Coming Your Way! Vnewsletter Sign-up Got something you think should be on Vnewsletter? click here   Want to […]

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Summer NAMM’s Set to Sizzle in Music City U.S.A.

Summer NAMM’s Set to Sizzle in Music City U.S.A.

| May 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Roland’s CUBE Street EX PA Pack Stereo PA System And Accessories Package Yamaha’s New Concept In Acoustic Guitar Technology: The TransAcoustic Guitar Pioneer DJ Has Expanded Its HRM Headphones For Producers And Music Creators Hal Leonard’s “Hamilton Vocal Selections” Gets You Into The Hottest Show In Town The Retailer’s Summer NAMM Preview Is Your Go-To […]

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MI Company Proposes Plant Closure, Citing Redundancies

MI Company Proposes Plant Closure, Citing Redundancies

| May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Guitar Center Opens A Retail Location In Selden, New York NAMM’s Top 100 Dealers Soon To Be Celebrated In Nashville Blizzard Lighting’s Solar Cell LED Fixture Features Blinder Effects VocoPro Delivers Digital SD/USB Recorder With Mic/Line Mixer St. Louis Music Celebrates Record First-Quarter Sales Figures Citing Tannoy Redundancies, MUSIC Proposes Plant Closure Vnewsletter Sign-up Got […]

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May 2016 Digital Edition

May 2016 Digital Edition

| May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

  COVER STORIES At Your Service Whether it’s a research hospital, an organization that feeds, clothes and shelters the poor, or a program that provides musical instruments for people who’d otherwise not have access to them, charitable organizations deserve our attention and support. That’s why The Retailer publishes our “The Good Stuff” cover story every spring. Some […]

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MI Community Celebrates 12 Months of Charitable and Philanthropic Work

MI Community Celebrates 12 Months of Charitable and Philanthropic Work

| May 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Blizzard Lighting’s Pixellicious Mini Pixel Mapping LED Effects Fixture VOX’s AV Series Is A New Category Of Analog Modeling Amplifiers Electro-Harmonix Releases Its New MEL9 Tape Replay Machine The Retailer Celebrates All ‘The Good Stuff’ In The MI Industry Vnewsletter Sign-up Got something you think should be on Vnewsletter? click here   Want to advertise your […]

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