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Should Music Students Learn To Play Online?

Should Music Students Learn To Play Online?

| June 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Exploring The ArtistWorks Music Campus Dealer Program A few decades back, there were few options for learning to play an instrument other than being in the school band. Students would find a teacher in the neighborhood or at a local music store, go in regularly for lessons and practice what they learned until the next […]

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‘The Good Stuff’ Goes On!

‘The Good Stuff’ Goes On!

| June 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

We Proudly Present Part Two Of Our Most Popular Annual Feature In last month’s issue, I mentioned that the response The Retailer received to its solicitation for content for “The Good Stuff”—our annual cover story spotlighting charitable, philanthropic and community-affirming initiatives undertaken by prominent MI companies—was so overwhelming that we literally could not squeeze all the good […]

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UNLOCK YOUR STORE’S POTENTIAL

UNLOCK YOUR STORE’S POTENTIAL

| June 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Summer NAMM Will Give You The Key… And Here’s Why Well, it’s official: summer has finally come! For most of us, the season’s arrival evokes images of baseball games, frosty cups of beer, hot dogs, backyard barbecues and, perhaps, a passing thought that The Retailer is going to bring you another “same old, same old” […]

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GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER

GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER

| January 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

EXCITEMENT BUILDS FOR THE 2014 NAMM SHOW Now that the holiday season has passed and we’ve embarked on a new year, you may be thinking that the time for family reunions has ended…that gatherings of siblings, cousins and friends are over and done with. However, insofar as the MI industry is a community in the […]

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2013: A Music Products Odyssey

2013: A Music Products Odyssey

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Trends, Issues And Obstacles That MI Retailers Face As the holidays approach, yet another year in MI retail is winding down. Once again, this year was a mixed bag for MI store owners—some opened and some closed; some saw sales go up and others struggle to remain in business for another year—but the pressure to […]

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Roll Out The Red Carpet

Roll Out The Red Carpet

| December 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Music & Sound Award Nominees Take The Stage They’ve been called the Oscars of the music products industry. They’ve also been called the highest honor a manufacturer, product or dealer can receive in the MI space. That’s right…it’s time once again for the Music & Sound Awards, which The Music & Sound Retailer proudly presents […]

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Add-Ons Add Up

Add-Ons Add Up

| November 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

MI Retailers Talk Sales And Merchandising Of Accessories The building blocks that make up a successful independent MI store are a lot smaller than some might anticipate. The Music & Sound Retailer spoke to three MI dealers across the country and found that accessory products—ranging from strings to pedals to hardware and more—constitute a large […]

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Lesser-Publicized Music Products Gain The Spotlight

Lesser-Publicized Music Products Gain The Spotlight

| November 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

A TRIBUTE TO YOU! One editorial tradition among several that The Retailer observes is our annual “Salute to Lesser-Publicized Music Products,” which finds its home in our November issue and, thus, we present to you here. This is a chance for companies to showcase products that, in the normal hustle and bustle of covering the […]

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NAMM New Product Spotlight

NAMM New Product Spotlight

| January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Dan Ferrisi Even though there are nearly countless things that the NAMM show offers in order to attract tens of thousands of attendees every year—ranging from the very best of industry education to numerous networking events and some great parties—there’s no bigger magnet than the NAMM show floor, which always features thousands of incredible, […]

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ANAHEIM ROCK CITY

ANAHEIM ROCK CITY

| January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

NAMM Prepares For Biggest Show Since ’09 By Dan Ferrisi When the weather starts to get colder, houses and offices begin to be adorned with holiday decorations, and the countdown to a new year commences, the music products industry takes its cue to prepare for its annual mega-event: the NAMM show, held every January in […]

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