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ADJ Group Invites Dealers To VIP Pre-NAMM Event

ADJ Group Invites Dealers To VIP Pre-NAMM Event

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

ADJ Group of Companies is giving dealers and press members an exclusive chance to see some of its new products in action at a VIP event immediately prior to the annual NAMM show in Anaheim CA. Taking place on January 21 from 1pm to 5pm at ADJ’s global headquarters in California, the open day will […]

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Transition From National To Local Marketing

Transition From National To Local Marketing

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

For nearly 100 years, the Hanser family has been involved in the musical instrument industry. A furniture maker by trade, my grandfather began building cabinets for the Baldwin piano company during the 1920s. Still having close ties to people in Germany, he had friends constantly asking for his help in getting instrument parts from the […]

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Long and Winding Road

Long and Winding Road

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

“A bend in the road is not the end of the road…unless you fail to make the turn.” In my dual role as both a retailer and a pundit, everything I believe about music retail has to pass two tests. My opinion must reflect my experience as a store owner in the trenches every day, […]

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Numark’s NV Controller

Numark’s NV Controller

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Perhaps more than any other segment of the music products industry, the DJ market continues to grow aggressively, offering a prime opportunity for retailers to reap profits. Few brands within the category have the cachet to match Numark, which, for more than 40 years, has combined cutting-edge technologies with a deep understanding of DJs’ needs […]

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Tom Sumner: Senior VP, Yamaha Corp. of America

Tom Sumner: Senior VP, Yamaha Corp. of America

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

There’s simply no other way to say it: Yamaha is one of the precious few truly iconic names in the areas of electronics and technology. From its robust presence in home AV solutions straight through to its recognized leadership in the music products space, it’s a company whose innovation and breadth of products are beyond […]

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The Party’s Over

The Party’s Over

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

That’s the title of my favorite song from Willie Nelson. I became a fan the minute I heard it. Well, gang, I’m sorry to say the party is over for me. This will be my last column with The Music & Sound Retailer. I will not be writing for the magazine in 2015. I have […]

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A Hidden Treasure in The Heart Of Chicago

A Hidden Treasure in The Heart Of Chicago

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vic’s Drum Shop might be the biggest dedicated drum store in North America, but it would hardly be a surprise if you missed it on your last trip to Chicago. “We’re near the L train and the expressway, and we’re practically in the heart of downtown, so the store is easy to get to,” said […]

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Launch Pad for Success: The NAMM Show Will Arm You With Education, Inspiration And Insight

Launch Pad for Success: The NAMM Show Will Arm You With Education, Inspiration And Insight

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

  The brick-and-mortar musical instrument stores that are thriving in spite of Internet-based competition, mega-chain music stores and some vendors’ apparent do-it-yourself approach to product sales have one thing in common: owners and operators who take the time—and who make the investment—to broaden their knowledge and strategize with their peers. The NAMM show, scheduled this […]

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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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Exclusive To The Retailer: More On The Korg USA/Dean Markley Partnership

Exclusive To The Retailer: More On The Korg USA/Dean Markley Partnership

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Yesterday, The Music & Sound Retailer exclusively reported that Korg USA, as of January 1, will be the exclusive U.S. distributor of Dean Markley’s line of guitar strings, pickups, picks and polishing accessories. We now have additional details about this relationship, which transcends a simple distribution arrangement and, in fact, is really a long-term […]

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