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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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Stop The Presses!

Stop The Presses!

| November 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Lesser-Publicized Music Products Burst Into The Spotlight By Dan Ferrisi Around this time every year, The Music & Sound Retailer takes a momentary step away from electric and acoustic guitars, drum sets, DJ mixers and effects pedals—the kinds of products we cover abundantly every month—and allows lesser-publicized music products to enjoy their moment in the […]

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The 7th Annual Independent Retailer Roundtable

The 7th Annual Independent Retailer Roundtable

| October 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Second And Final Part Of Our Expansive Conversation By Dan Ferrisi In its role as an advocate for independent music products retailers, The Music & Sound Retailer seeks regularly to feature the views of the men and women we mean to represent and fight on behalf of. That is why, every year, we feature […]

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Drumming Up Sales

Drumming Up Sales

| October 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Drum And Percussion Manufacturers Weather Economic Storms By Michelle Loeb If you take a slow economic recovery, mix it with a European debt crisis and then add a pinch of presidential election uncertainty, what do you have? It’s a recipe for instability that’s affecting all markets, including MI. The Music & Sound Retailer spoke to […]

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