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Casio To Sponsor The 10th Annual ASCAP ‘I Create Music’ Expo

Casio To Sponsor The 10th Annual ASCAP ‘I Create Music’ Expo

| April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Casio America, Inc., has announced that it will be a sponsor of the 10th annual ASCAP ‘I Create Music’ EXPO, the premier national conference for songwriters, producers and music business leaders. Casio’s wide variety of electronic musical instruments, including key models from its Privia Pro, XW and Workstation series, will be on display from April 30 […]

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Guitar Market Strums With Life

Guitar Market Strums With Life

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

With all due respect to Meghan Trainor, it apparently isn’t “all about that bass.” Granted, she wasn’t talking about guitars, but we are. Acoustics had a banner year in 2014, with sales—in terms of dollars—rising 4.6 percent versus the prior year, according to MI SalesTrak. Electric guitar sales weren’t too shabby either, rising a strong […]

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Jammin’ With Guitar Makers

Jammin’ With Guitar Makers

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

A few times a year, The Retailer presents “roundtable-style” articles that focus on particular segments of interest within the music products industry. Because April is our annual Guitar Issue, it’s only natural, then, that we here offer a conversation with three prominent guitar manufacturers. It was our goal to speak to guitar makers that touch […]

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The Future Of Retail

The Future Of Retail

We’re living through the transformation of retail. Retail is going through what is perhaps its greatest revolution since the invention of mass production, and the musical instrument industry is unable to escape the implications of such a shift. MI retail has been changing for years, beginning with department stores, catalogs in the ’50s and shopping […]

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NAMM: The New Class

NAMM: The New Class

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The NAMM show is rightly regarded as the place to check out the latest offerings from the biggest names in the music products industry. However, some of the most intriguing stories at the show—and some of the most groundbreaking products—can only be discovered by touring first-time exhibitors’ booths. As part of our NAMM show coverage, […]

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And The Award Goes To…

And The Award Goes To…

| March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Over the course of the 29 years they have been bestowed, Music & Sound Awards have been called everything from “the Oscars of the music products industry” to “the most prestigious honor in the MI retail market.” At the recent NAMM show in Anaheim, I had the privilege and the pleasure of presenting this year’s […]

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March Digital Edition: Music & Sound Award Winners Issue

March Digital Edition: Music & Sound Award Winners Issue

| March 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

COVER STORIES And The Award Goes To. During NAMM, The Retailer presented this year’s Music & Sound Award recipients with their plaques. Here, we pass the metaphorical microphone to all the manufacturers whose products and whose executives were honored. NAMM: The New Class This year, the NAMM Show exhibited particular strength in drawing first-time exhibitors […]

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NAMM: The New Class (Continued)

NAMM: The New Class (Continued)

| March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

The NAMM show is rightly regarded as the place to check out the latest offerings from the biggest names in the music products industry. However, some of the most intriguing stories at the show—and some of the most groundbreaking products—can only be discovered by touring first-time exhibitors’ booths. As part of our NAMM show coverage, […]

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NAMM: The New Class – McCarthy Music Corp.

NAMM: The New Class – McCarthy Music Corp.

| March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

A major trend that has developed in the MI industry over the past number of years has been the emergence of products that make learning an instrument easier for, and more accessible to, would-be musicians of all ages. In that vein, McCarthy Music Corp.’s (mccarthypiano.com) first offering, the Illuminating Piano, looks to do for piano […]

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NAMM: The New Class – Studiobricks USA

NAMM: The New Class – Studiobricks USA

| March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Although NAMM’s organizers do their best to enforce noise-level limits, a music products trade show is only going to be so quiet. As such, NAMM offered the perfect opportunity for Studiobricks USA (studiobricks.com), a provider of build-it-yourself soundproof cabins, to display its wares. Studiobricks USA is the American subsidiary of Studiobricks, which got its start […]

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