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Tackling The Challenge Of Store Traffic

Tackling The Challenge Of Store Traffic

| October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

The consumer is driving the speed of change and challenge in our industry. As a result of changing consumer behaviors, one of the top issues retailers and suppliers face is the change in retail store traffic. Retail store traffic is affected by consumers’ ability to research information that, previously, they received by visiting the store. […]

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Looking to Find Your Place?

Looking to Find Your Place?

| January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Think NAMM Young Professionals! By Mark Despotakis One of the things that give the music industry great character is its diversity of talent. We all come to the industry with a great passion for music. Just as there is a wide range of music styles and products, there is also a wide range of people […]

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Getting Educated Is The Key To Survival!

Getting Educated Is The Key To Survival!

| January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Rebecca Apodaca This will be this writer’s 37th Winter NAMM show. As a retailer, a technician and an appraiser who has a store that sells school music and church music to pros and to amateurs, and as a writer for the industry, of course I’m going to the Idea Center sessions to learn as […]

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Reach For The Top With NAMM’s Top Dealer Competition

Reach For The Top With NAMM’s Top Dealer Competition

| January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Fred W. Gretsch For the third year in a row, NAMM will be holding its Top 100 Dealer Awards competition this year. Since 2011, the award has recognized the efforts of NAMM’s most creative and proactive retail members. In addition to choosing the Top 100, an independent panel of anonymous industry peers also selects […]

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SPECIAL NAMM SHOW ISSUE

SPECIAL NAMM SHOW ISSUE

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here at The Music & Sound Retailer, and virtually everywhere else in the music products industry, January is the biggest, most hectic, most important month of the year. The reason, of course, is the NAMM show—North America’s largest music products trade show—which, this year, emanates from the Anaheim Convention Center from January 24 to 27. […]

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MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR TIME AT NAMM

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR TIME AT NAMM

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

By David Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Cutting-Edge Solutions Winter NAMM is just around the corner, and attending the show offers plenty of potential to have a positive and dramatic effect on your business. Sure, it’s challenging to leave the store. But for those four days, the entire industry gathers, giving you the […]

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The 27th ANNUAL Music & Sound Awards • VOTING IS NOW OPEN

The 27th ANNUAL Music & Sound Awards • VOTING IS NOW OPEN

| December 12, 2012

AND THE WINNERS ARE… These ballots represent your voice, so please use them! At the 2013 NAMM show in Anaheim, The Music & Sound Retailer will present the 27th Annual Music & Sound Awards. As you know, a Music & Sound Award is the industry’s most prestigious honor, and the only award based on a […]

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Participate In 2013 Best Communities For Music Education Survey

Participate In 2013 Best Communities For Music Education Survey

| December 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

The NAMM Foundation’s 14th annual Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) survey is now open for school districts and schools across the country to participate in. The survey acknowledges and celebrates schools and districts across the U.S. for their commitment to, and support for, comprehensive music education in schools. Ninety-four percent of Americans consider music […]

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American Audio Offers Holiday Promotion

American Audio Offers Holiday Promotion

| November 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

DJs give a lot to others during the holiday season, making parties and events come alive with their entertainment. Now, American Audio wants them to play Santa with themselves, too. The company is giving a protective hard flip case to anyone who purchases a VMS4.1 TRAKTOR all-in-one MIDI Controller between now and December 31. This […]

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LET THERE BE LIGHT(ING)

LET THERE BE LIGHT(ING)

| November 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

The music products industry exudes a “cool factor” that virtually no other industry can even approach, and for no segment of the market is this truer than for lighting, which can add flash and sizzle to a live stage performance…or even a local neighborhood music store. All one has to do is go to the […]

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