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Hartley Peavey: Founder & CEO, Peavey Electronics

Hartley Peavey: Founder & CEO, Peavey Electronics

| September 16, 2013 | 1 Comment

Some of the music products industry’s best ambassadors are the rock stars who inspire us with their success and whom so many of us try—or have tried—to emulate. But there’s also another kind of “rock star” in our industry: the people who have founded the companies that have become part of our industry’s DNA, earning […]

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Will Komassa | President/CEO, Blizzard Lighting

Will Komassa | President/CEO, Blizzard Lighting

| August 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Regular readers of The Music & Sound Retailer might have noticed that, although we maintain comprehensive coverage of more traditional MI products like guitars, amps and drum sets, we also devote considerable page space to products that some might consider a bit outside the MI norm. Chief among these are lighting products, which are important […]

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Brian Gross: President & CEO, Bach to Rock

Brian Gross: President & CEO, Bach to Rock

| July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

In most Five Minutes With stories, we zero-in on a manufacturer in the music products space, talking to an executive about the company’s history, strategic positioning in the market, new product releases and so forth. This month, we have something a little bit different—but equally valuable—for you. Bach to Rock is an innovative, passion-fueled music […]

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Ana Jaramillo: National Sales Manager, CHAUVET DJ

Ana Jaramillo: National Sales Manager, CHAUVET DJ

| April 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

No one would dispute that, over the past several decades, a lot has changed when it comes to careers and the workplace. Setting aside the obvious technological changes like Internet usage and social media integration, we also see people’s tenures at companies becoming more fleeting. Whereas, decades ago, people might spend their entire career working […]

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Jeremy Payne • OSS Sales & Marketing Director, The Music People

Jeremy Payne • OSS Sales & Marketing Director, The Music People

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Given how dynamic and fast-evolving the music marketplace can be, very few manufacturers or distributors in the music products industry are content simply to rest on their laurels. Nevertheless, it is somewhat rare to find a company that takes self-betterment and continual improvement as seriously as The Music People (TMP), based in Berlin CT. Last […]

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Jack Long • Chairman, Long & McQuade And Yorkville Sound

Jack Long • Chairman, Long & McQuade And Yorkville Sound

| February 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Dan Ferrisi The music products industry is full of fascinating stories pertaining to how companies were founded, how partnerships were forged and the sometimes-unforeseeable ways in which firms evolve over histories that, in some cases, stretch back decades into the past. The story of how, in 1956, Jack Long created Long & McQuade, an […]

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Lori McCallian • CEO, Dean Markley USA

Lori McCallian • CEO, Dean Markley USA

| January 15, 2013

By Dan Ferrisi Our industry is fortunate to have a lot of big-name, iconic brands and individuals associated with it, and it’s pretty clear that Dean Markley would be near the top of anyone’s list. Dean Markley USA recently announced the appointment of Lori McCallian as CEO of both Dean Markley USA and Ultrasound Amplifiers, […]

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Michael Spremulli • CEO, Vision Musical Instruments

Michael Spremulli • CEO, Vision Musical Instruments

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Dan Ferrisi There are lots of people in the music products industry who can boast of having vision. After all, our space is teeming with product innovation, creativity and passion to make something beautiful. Michael Spremulli definitely has vision, which makes the name of his company, Vision Musical Instruments, quite appropriate. Spremulli essentially grew […]

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JOHN KRUPA • Director of Sales, RCF USA

JOHN KRUPA • Director of Sales, RCF USA

| November 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Dan Ferrisi Noted New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman famously observed that the planet is getting “hot, flat and crowded,” the middle descriptor meant to convey our increasingly globalized marketplace and world. The global flavor of commerce is abundantly evident in the music products market, in which one finds several companies that are based […]

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Bob Yerby

Bob Yerby

| October 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Remo, Inc. By Dan Ferrisi Bob Yerby, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, has had a pretty incredible career with Remo, Inc., spanning more than 20 years and numerous divergent roles that encompassed a broad spectrum of responsibilities. Speaking to Yerby, his passion for both the music industry and Remo specifically […]

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