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D’Addario Appoints New Product Managers

D’Addario Appoints New Product Managers

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

D’Addario has announced that Nick Gordon and Chris Scialfa have joined D’Addario’s Product Management team as the Percussion Business Unit Manager and Woodwinds Business Unit Manager, respectively. As the company’s new Percussion Product Manager, Gordon is responsible for leading the business management of all percussion products, including Evans, Promark and Puresound. He manages the Marketing […]

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Why We Fired Fender

Why We Fired Fender

| August 18, 2014 | 8 Comments

Editor’s Note: The Music & Sound Retailer recently reported that Fender is preparing plans to sell all its “Fender” brand products direct to consumers through its Web site. In this op-ed, Gabriel O’Brien, Sales Manager at Larry’s Music Center, a prominent brick-and-mortar retailer, addresses the broader issues at play. The writer’s opinions are his own, […]

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Help NAMM Tell The World To ‘Just Play!’

Help NAMM Tell The World To ‘Just Play!’

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The NAMM Foundation’s 2014 public service announcement (PSA), titled “Bring More to Life,” is now playing for potential music makers worldwide. The second TV-ready PSA in the “Just Play” campaign focuses on the power of playing music. NAMM members are encouraged to share the new NAMM Foundation PSAs in their stores, on Web sites, social media, and […]

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Guitar Center Dazzles In Heart Of Times Square

Guitar Center Dazzles In Heart Of Times Square

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

In August, Guitar Center celebrated the grand opening of the retailer’s brand new store location in Times Square in New York City, drawing numerous members of the press, including Dan Ferrisi, Editor of The Retailer. The new store is located at 218 W. 44th St. and opened its doors on August 7. The opening coincides […]

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Yamaha Promotes Armando Vega To Marketing Manager, Guitars

Yamaha Promotes Armando Vega To Marketing Manager, Guitars

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Yamaha has announced the appointment of Armando Vega to Marketing Manager for the company’s Guitar Department. Vega will report to Dennis Webster, Manager, Pro Audio & Combo Division Marketing, Yamaha Corp. of America. Vega began his career at Yamaha Guitars in 2005 as Product Manager and, since that time, he’s played a pivotal role in […]

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TMP Pro Signs Distribution Agreement With Westone

TMP Pro Signs Distribution Agreement With Westone

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

TMP Pro Distribution has announced an agreement with Westone to distribute the full line of its professional and personal music products in the U.S. Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, TMP Pro Distribution offers the value-added service of a family business with the expertise of an organization focused on live and installed pro-audio distribution. TMP […]

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The Value Of Music Education Is Incalculable

The Value Of Music Education Is Incalculable

| August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

My friend Jim Anderson, the Director of the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, recently reminded me of something I did when we were both in band together at Ben Geyer Middle School years ago. He said that one day I came into basketball band practice with the various instrumental parts all written out for a song […]

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FMIC Formulating Plans For Direct ‘Fender’ Product Sales

FMIC Formulating Plans For Direct ‘Fender’ Product Sales

| August 11, 2014 | 2 Comments

The Music & Sound Retailer has been made aware of major news from Fender Musical Instruments Corp., the iconic brand located in Scottsdale AZ. The Retailer has learned that, although no specific timetable has been established, the company is preparing plans to sell its “Fender” brand products direct. This development was first announced the week […]

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In Memoriam: Sid Weitzner

In Memoriam: Sid Weitzner

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: Jon Haber, Owner of Alto Music, sent along this reminiscence following the recent death of Sid Weitzner, who founded the original Alto Music. We present it unedited. Sid Weitzner, who founded the original Alto Music In 1966, passed away Wednesday July 23, 2014. Sid built a small music shop into a Rockland County […]

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CHAUVET DJ Launches Wireless FlareCON Air Interface

CHAUVET DJ Launches Wireless FlareCON Air Interface

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

CHAUVET DJ has brought wireless lighting control to a new level by introducing the FlareCON Air hardware interface. This palm-sized device gives DJs, clubs, designers and other end users a greater level of freedom and mobility by making it easy for them to control any of the company’s battery-operated Freedom series fixtures directly from their […]

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