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A Look Back at 2014: Retailers Enjoy A Strong Year, Express Excitement About 2015

A Look Back at 2014: Retailers Enjoy A Strong Year, Express Excitement About 2015

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Only in the future can history be judged. But, at first glance, 2014 was a pretty good year. Sure, there was negative news, such as the Ebola virus and a number of data breaches that affected a slew of high-profile retailers. We also, of course, lost many beloved celebrities who will be greatly missed; these […]

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JANUARY NAMM SHOW ISSUE

JANUARY NAMM SHOW ISSUE

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

COVER STORIES 3rd Annual NAMM New Product Spotlight We once again present our annual NAMM New Product Spotlight: now in its third year and continuing to grow in both size and popularity. Here, we showcase nearly 60 of the hottest items on display in Anaheim: stuff you simply can’t head home without having seen. A […]

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3rd Annual NAMM New Product Spotlight

3rd Annual NAMM New Product Spotlight

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The NAMM show offers an array of activities that’s so useful and wide-ranging that, even if there weren’t a massive show floor to browse, it’d still be worth your investment to attend. But make no mistake: people absolutely love walking the show floor and checking out the latest music products that our industry’s manufacturers have […]

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December Digital Edition

December Digital Edition

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

COVER STORIES Celebrate Me Home The Music & Sound Awards, now in its 29th year, celebrates the music products industry’s best dealers, manufacturers and products. Here, we unveil the manufacturers and products nominated this year, including quotes from them. Launch Pad For Success The NAMM show, set to take place in Anaheim next month, is […]

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Launch Pad for Success: The NAMM Show Will Arm You With Education, Inspiration And Insight

Launch Pad for Success: The NAMM Show Will Arm You With Education, Inspiration And Insight

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

  The brick-and-mortar musical instrument stores that are thriving in spite of Internet-based competition, mega-chain music stores and some vendors’ apparent do-it-yourself approach to product sales have one thing in common: owners and operators who take the time—and who make the investment—to broaden their knowledge and strategize with their peers. The NAMM show, scheduled this […]

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Celebrate Me Home: Praising our Industry’s Very Best with our Annual Music & Sound Awards

Celebrate Me Home: Praising our Industry’s Very Best with our Annual Music & Sound Awards

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

  There is no greater pleasure for me, as Editor of The Retailer, than to celebrate the music products industry’s best and brightest: from the most innovative manufacturers and new products to leaders in community service and corporate citizenship. There’s no greater acknowledgement in MI than to receive a Music & Sound Award: the most […]

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And Now For Something  Completely Different

And Now For Something Completely Different

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Retailer’s Annual Salute To Lesser-Publicized Music Products Here at The Retailer, we know that the owners, operators and managers of full-line music stores like yours are interested in all the “marquee” products that get lots of ink in every industry trade magazine: products like Fender’s latest electric, Peavey’s newest amp, Taylor’s brand new acoustic […]

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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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