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The Music Stop Opens New Store

The Music Stop Opens New Store

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Allen Haynes, Owner of The Music Stop in Murfeesboro TN, recently celebrated the opening of a brand new store with a Grand Opening celebration on March 1 that included hourly giveaways, music clinics throughout the day and a special drawing where Oakland Middle School of Murfreesboro won a $1,000 store gift card to be used [...]

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Gruhn Offers Earliest-Known Fender Strat

Gruhn Offers Earliest-Known Fender Strat

| March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Gruhn Guitars (Nashville TN) is pleased to offer for sale the earliest-known 1954 Fender Stratocaster (serial number 0100) with original “poodle”-style hard case for $250,000. This is an instrument of great importance not only to musical instrument history but also to music history. “I have seen a vast number of fretted instruments during the 50-plus [...]

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Great Grammy Night For Chauvet

Great Grammy Night For Chauvet

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Viewers of the 56th annual Grammy Awards got to see glittering recording stars, plus one of the most remarkable TV commercials in memory, both accompanied by dazzling light from the Nexus 4×4. Aside from gracing the main stage during the award ceremonies with the likes of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, the high-output LED panel from CHAUVET [...]

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Ernie Ball Launches Battle Of The Bands

Ernie Ball Launches Battle Of The Bands

| February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Guitar string manufacturer Ernie Ball has partnered with World’s Loudest Month to launch Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands at the Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville and Rock on the Range festivals. The winning band for each competition will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the respective festival for their onstage performance, more than $15,000 in [...]

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Tech 21 Celebrates 25 Years

Tech 21 Celebrates 25 Years

| February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Launched in midtown Manhattan in 1989, Tech 21 was never part of Andrew Barta’s plans. Now, 25 years later, it’s interesting to know that Barta had no thoughts of starting his own company, let alone becoming a manufacturer. His dream, like so many in this business, was to be a rock star. While performing most [...]

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Yamaha Dealers Hold Elton John ‘Sneak Peeks’

Yamaha Dealers Hold Elton John ‘Sneak Peeks’

| February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Scores of Yamaha dealers across the United States and around the globe are hosting “sneak peek” screenings of “Elton John – The Million Dollar Piano” in advance of the film’s arrival in 1,200 theaters worldwide on March 18 and 26. The concert film, produced by Yamaha Entertainment Group, was captured at the Colosseum at Caesar’s [...]

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Sweetwater Defends Proprietary Web Content

Sweetwater Defends Proprietary Web Content

| February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sweetwater Sound Inc. has taken a stand, defending itself against the misuse and misappropriation of its proprietary Web content. Sweetwater Founder and President Chuck Surack said, “We regret having to take action, but we believe that the integrity of the MI business is at stake. We are acting not only on our own behalf, but [...]

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SupportMusic Coalition Hits the Road For Community Forums

SupportMusic Coalition Hits the Road For Community Forums

| January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

There is no question that the music products industry has done its part in, and even taken a leading role in advocating for, music education. But, as anyone in business knows, outcomes don’t just happen. They take time, commitment, energy, education and partnerships. The same can be said about advocacy. NAMM, on behalf of the [...]

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A Cure For ‘Telemarketing Hangover’

A Cure For ‘Telemarketing Hangover’

| December 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

As an independent MI dealer, you know how frustrating it can be to get a telephone sales call in the middle of a busy day, especially a call that takes too much time because the rep won’t cut to the freakin’ chase. I believe these calls are a necessary evil because the information is important…but [...]

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iMSO Announces New Board Members

iMSO Announces New Board Members

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Independent Music Store Owners (iMSO) group has announced new board members. The board now consists of Don Tegeler of Tegeler Music, President; Chris Basile of Clark’s Music Center, Vice President; Allen McBroom of Backstage Music, Secretary; and Jeff Nixon of Instrumental Music, Treasurer, along with the following board members: Rich Pires of Herreid Music; Charles [...]

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