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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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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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