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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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27th Annual Music & Sound Awards And The Nominees Are…

27th Annual Music & Sound Awards And The Nominees Are…

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Music & Sound Award Finalists Exemplify Excellence, Innovation And Dedication By Dan Ferrisi In this story, we proudly present the products, manufacturers and company personnel nominated for Music & Sound Awards this year, the 27th annual presentation of the industry’s biggest, most-sought-after honor. Of course, a host of dealers was also nominated, and you can [...]

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2012: The Year In Review

2012: The Year In Review

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Retailers Reflect On Triumphs, Challenges And The Future By Michelle Loeb In an industry as varied and as far-reaching as MI is, it’s difficult to get a true sense of the state of the industry across all geographic regions, product categories and other variables. To get a sense of where MI retailers stand at the [...]

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IT’S IN THE BAG

IT’S IN THE BAG

| November 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Accessories, Bags And Cases Are  More Critical Than Ever By Dan Ferrisi In an industry as large, dynamic and varied as the music products industry is, it sometimes can be difficult to find unanimity about anything…let alone something as capricious as retail store sales trends. After all, there is no obvious reason why trends manifesting [...]

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