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Greg Beebe: President, Sennheiser Electronic Corp.

Greg Beebe: President, Sennheiser Electronic Corp.

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the pro audio segment of the music products industry, there are few names more iconic than Sennheiser, a diversified global manufacturer of products that include wired microphones, wireless systems, headphones, headsets and more. It’s a company known equally for robust product quality and engineering innovation, a reputation that Sennheiser takes great care to preserve. […]

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Interview with Jack Higginbotham – President, PRS Guitars

Interview with Jack Higginbotham – President, PRS Guitars

| December 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

As detailed in last month’s Latest Buzz section, I had the privilege of attending Experience PRS for the first time this year, granting me the opportunity to witness firsthand the passion and enthusiasm of the PRS Guitars team, the company’s partners and the instruments’ loyal fans. Passion and enthusiasm also characterize this conversation with Jack […]

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Stephen Schmidt: Vice President, Casio’s Electronic Musical Instruments Division

Stephen Schmidt: Vice President, Casio’s Electronic Musical Instruments Division

| October 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

The pace of innovation in the music products industry never slows, and that means manufacturers must continue to top themselves and “wow” both retailers and the end customers who’ll be using all those cool new instruments and gadgets. Very few companies over the past few years have been able to match Casio for sheer “wow […]

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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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