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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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First Impressions Are Everything

First Impressions Are Everything

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

I make it a practice to Google dealers who contact me, as well as to visit their websites and their Facebook pages to see what their stores are like. A surprising number of stores maintain no Internet presence at all, or have terribly outdated websites. Many of the Facebook pages I visit are sparse and […]

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It Takes A ‘Villa’

It Takes A ‘Villa’

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Music Villa has been a part of the Bozeman MT music scene since the 1970s, but it’s under the leadership of Paul Decker that the store has really taken off, growing not only in its physical footprint but also in its online presence and its value to the community. Decker took over the store from […]

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Five Minutes WIth: Jim Mack CEO, PreSonus Audio Electronics

Five Minutes WIth: Jim Mack CEO, PreSonus Audio Electronics

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

From its incredibly innovative products and technological wizardry to its outside-the-box creative advertising and distinctive branding, PreSonus Audio Electronics is a company that truly distinguishes itself within the MI community. The company’s CEO, Jim Mack, who’s been part of the PreSonus family for more than seven years, exemplifies the spirit of the company that he […]

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All About That Bass

All About That Bass

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

So…we meet again. It wasn’t all that many months ago that I was searching Long Island NY retailers for solid, reasonably priced, mid-range basses, with some mixed results. Ever optimistic for the next great musical find, I accepted a new mission from The Chief: searching for quality, affordable, mid-range bass amps at retailers in Pennsylvania. […]

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Sweetwater Has Another Great Year

Sweetwater Has Another Great Year

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sweetwater recently announced another record year in total sales and job creation, plus a significant expansion of its campus in Fort Wayne IN. Since 2010, Sweetwater’s total sales have more than doubled. Total sales in 2014 were up 28 percent over 2013, which was also a record-breaking year. December 2014 sales were up 30 percent […]

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JAM Buys Kaman Music, Appoints Terry

JAM Buys Kaman Music, Appoints Terry

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

JAM Industries, Ltd., recently announced the asset purchase of the wholesale distribution business, KMC Music, B&J Music and selected trademarks from Fender Musical Instruments Corp. (FMIC). The transaction provides JAM Industries an expanded product line and accessory-driven expertise to better serve its dealer network throughout the United States and Canada. The JAM Industries U.S. MI […]

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PreSonus Shuffles Leadership Team

PreSonus Shuffles Leadership Team

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Board of Directors of PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc., recently announced that COO Stephen Fraser has become the firm’s CEO, effective February 10. The Directors also announced that the Founder and former Chief Strategy Officer, Jim Odom, has become President. Kevin Couhig, Board Chairman, said, “We believe Stephen is ideally suited to lead PreSonus forward […]

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Education Initiative Launches Powerfully

Education Initiative Launches Powerfully

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pro musicians, students, teachers and fans came together at the Apollo Theater on February 12 to celebrate a new education initiative based on an award-winning documentary feature film, “Take Me To The River.” The brainchild of director/producer Martin Shore, the film chronicles a project that spans generations, races and genders to create a new music […]

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Sennheiser, Apogee Announce Partnership

Sennheiser, Apogee Announce Partnership

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

During the NAMM show, Sennheiser and Apogee Electronics announced their intention to collaborate. While in Anaheim, Betty Bennett, Co-Founder and CEO of Apogee, and Peter Claussen, COO of Sennheiser, jointly announced the cooperation of their companies. Claussen said, “Apogee and Sennheiser are a perfect fit. We both operate in the demanding premium sector, serving professional […]

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