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Music To Columbus’ Ears For 40 Years

Music To Columbus’ Ears For 40 Years

| August 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Columbus Music 2514 13th St. Columbus NE 68601 Phone: (402) 564-9431 www.columbusmusic.net Mon – Wed: 9:30am – 5:30pm Thurs: 9:30am – 7pm Fri: 9:30am – 5:30pm Sat: 9:30am – 4pm Mike and Jan Moser, Owners For close to 40 years, Mike and Jan Moser have been at the helm of Columbus NE’s Columbus Music, which […]

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Keeping Time For Over 50 Years

Keeping Time For Over 50 Years

| July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

The 1960s marked a seismic shift in popular music, with bands like the Beatles bringing guitar music to the forefront like never before. That era also marked the start of Mansfield OH’s Metronome Music as we know it today: a full-line music store selling, servicing and renting everything from guitars and amps to drums, pianos, […]

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Watermelon Music  ‘Juices’ The MI Scene

Watermelon Music ‘Juices’ The MI Scene

| June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Watermelon Music has gone through many iterations over the years, as Jeff Simons, its President, refined the brand to meet not only the needs of the community, but also his own high standards for what a music store ought to be. First as Davis Music in 1996, then as Second Street Music a few months […]

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Just Another Day in Paradise

Just Another Day in Paradise

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Webster’s Dictionary defines paradise as “a very beautiful, pleasant or peaceful place that seems to be perfect,” and that is exactly what Bryan Loy hopes you’ll find when you visit Paradise Music. “I named my store Paradise Music because if a musician can shop at a store that has competitive pricing and that can take […]

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When You’re Here, You’re Family

When You’re Here, You’re Family

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Clark’s Music Center, of Jacksonville FL, is first and foremost a family business. Owner Clark Kirkwood, his wife Lisa, their son Joseph and Clark’s parents work in the store every day. And Chris Basile, a partner who works remotely from New Jersey, is considered a member of the extended Kirkwood family, as well. That sense […]

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Go With The Pro

Go With The Pro

| March 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Whether walking into its Los Angeles-based store or visiting its state-of-the-art Web site, one need only look at Westlake Pro to know one is in the company of experts. George Adjieff and Joe Taupier—who had managed the store for many years before they became its Owners in a management buyout—have gone to great lengths to […]

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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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A Retailer That Gives The People “Moore”

A Retailer That Gives The People “Moore”

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

The year was 2012. Brett Mulzer, an accomplished musician and music instructor, had been operating a world-class recording studio in a small town about an hour east of Evansville IN since 2005, and he decided to move his studio, and his family, to the city, where approximately 80 percent of his clients lived. Mulzer’s search […]

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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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A Modern Classic

A Modern Classic

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Although Carter Vintage Guitars is a relatively new addition to the Nashville music scene, Co-Owners Walter and Christie Carter have been involved in the music business for 25 years. Since moving to Nashville straight out of college in 1971, Walter worked as a musician, songwriter and journalist, not to mention having authored a dozen books […]

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