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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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Born In The U.S.A.

Born In The U.S.A.

| October 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Our Annual Exploration Of Domestic Manufacturing Has Returned By Dan Ferrisi In this writer’s mind, it remains an open question as to whether a sticker reading “Made in the U.S.A.” makes a product intrinsically more appealing to the average customer. Furthermore, I think a robust debate could be had about whether that hypothetical increased value [...]

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’Tis (Almost) The Season

’Tis (Almost) The Season

| September 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Holiday Stocking Stuffers You Need To Carry By Dan Ferrisi It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, isn’t it? Sure, you might say, Labor Day was only two weeks ago and there isn’t even yet a chill in the air. But the music products retailing community knows all too well that the all-important holiday [...]

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Declaration of Independents

Declaration of Independents

| September 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

The First Part Of Our Independent Retailer Roundtable By Dan Ferrisi The Music & Sound Retailer offers several features on an annual basis: stories that we believe are worth revisiting yearly due to the ceaseless evolution that characterizes our industry. There is no story to which I more look forward, or in which I believe [...]

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Spinning Faster Than A Turntable

Spinning Faster Than A Turntable

| August 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

DJ And Lighting Retailers Adjust To Changing Technologies, Roiling Economy By Brian Berk Smartphones. iPads. Even mobile wallet payments at retail stores. New technologies have left quite the impression in the past couple of years. Technology has definitely affected what some would refer to as the music products industry’s most hip niche: DJ and lighting [...]

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Rays of Hope

Rays of Hope

| August 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Summer NAMM Strengthens, But 2013 Is The Real Test By Dan Ferrisi Music City was rocking and rolling in July as it welcomed thousands upon thousands of music products retailers, manufacturers, distributors, reps and players to the Nashville Convention Center for Summer NAMM, the gigantic winter show’s smaller, yet still beloved, sibling. The Music & [...]

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AMP IT UP!

AMP IT UP!

| July 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Speaker And Amp Segments Continue to Evolve, Innovate By Dan Ferrisi A guitarist can make his ax wail, a bassist can deliver the thump that perfectly anchors a song and the vocalist can play the audience as though it were an instrument—causing us to rise and slump based on his or her powerful lyrics [...]

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The U.N. Of Musical Instruments

The U.N. Of Musical Instruments

| July 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

The AMIS Meeting, And Uniting A Sometimes-Diffuse Music Industry By Rebecca Apodaca Save This Issue: This is an issue you just might want to keep! There were visitors from Portugal, Spain, Croatia, Germany, Poland, Mexico, Greece, France, Japan, Russia, China, the British Isles and the Navajo Nation—not to mention the United States—at the gala dinner [...]

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