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Hear Us Roar! Diverse, Growing Music Market Propels NAMM To Biggest-Ever Show

Hear Us Roar! Diverse, Growing Music Market Propels NAMM To Biggest-Ever Show

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

My plane touched down days ago, but the NAMM show still has me soaring. Although the music products industry’s annual sojourn in Anaheim is, without a doubt, my single busiest week of the year, it’s also an incredibly invigorating experience: nearly 100,000 passionate music-makers gathering together not only to check out new products and arm […]

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February Digital Edition: The NAMM Show Review

February Digital Edition: The NAMM Show Review

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

COVER STORIES Hear Us Roar! The NAMM show is an incredibly invigorating experience: nearly 100,000 passionate music-makers gathering together to check out new products and arm themselves with essential education and training. Here is The Retailer’s in-depth show review. NAMM New Product Wrap-Up Because we received dozens and dozens more products than we could accommodate […]

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A Look Back at 2014: Retailers Enjoy A Strong Year, Express Excitement About 2015

A Look Back at 2014: Retailers Enjoy A Strong Year, Express Excitement About 2015

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Only in the future can history be judged. But, at first glance, 2014 was a pretty good year. Sure, there was negative news, such as the Ebola virus and a number of data breaches that affected a slew of high-profile retailers. We also, of course, lost many beloved celebrities who will be greatly missed; these […]

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3rd Annual NAMM New Product Spotlight

3rd Annual NAMM New Product Spotlight

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The NAMM show offers an array of activities that’s so useful and wide-ranging that, even if there weren’t a massive show floor to browse, it’d still be worth your investment to attend. But make no mistake: people absolutely love walking the show floor and checking out the latest music products that our industry’s manufacturers have […]

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Celebrate Me Home: Praising our Industry’s Very Best with our Annual Music & Sound Awards

Celebrate Me Home: Praising our Industry’s Very Best with our Annual Music & Sound Awards

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

  There is no greater pleasure for me, as Editor of The Retailer, than to celebrate the music products industry’s best and brightest: from the most innovative manufacturers and new products to leaders in community service and corporate citizenship. There’s no greater acknowledgement in MI than to receive a Music & Sound Award: the most […]

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And Now For Something  Completely Different

And Now For Something Completely Different

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Retailer’s Annual Salute To Lesser-Publicized Music Products Here at The Retailer, we know that the owners, operators and managers of full-line music stores like yours are interested in all the “marquee” products that get lots of ink in every industry trade magazine: products like Fender’s latest electric, Peavey’s newest amp, Taylor’s brand new acoustic […]

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The Power of the Add-On

The Power of the Add-On

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Examining The Value Proposition Of Accessories, Bags And Cases With 2014 quickly drawing to a close, independent music store owners across the country are looking for ways to increase their bottom line not only for this year, but also for the ones ahead. And although fluctuations in the economy might affect a customer’s decision to […]

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Stars And Stripes Forever

Stars And Stripes Forever

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Celebrating American Manufacturing And The Companies That Still Do It Here at The Music & Sound Retailer, it’s our pleasure to bring you several annual stories that, according to our detailed reader surveys, the vast majority of our readers eagerly anticipate every year. One of the most prominent of these annual features celebrates those companies […]

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Holiday Sales Guide, Part Two

Holiday Sales Guide, Part Two

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Nearly 30 Additional Products To Keep The Jingle Bells Rocking Last month, in our “Hey Santa!” cover story, we featured nearly three dozen products that MI industry manufacturers are convinced will be among the hottest sellers this coming holiday season. This month, we have 29 additional products that are sure to grace Christmas lists the […]

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Indie Retailers Ride Again

Indie Retailers Ride Again

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Second And Final Installment Of Our Annual Independent Retailer Roundtable Last month, we presented the first part of our 9th annual Independent Retailer Roundtable to great acclaim and considerable industry excitement; this time, we present the second half. The conversation centers on potentially explosive issues such as retailer-vendor relations, government regulations and unequal taxation […]

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