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The Map That Leads To You: Minimum Advertised Price:  Helpful Tool, Or Bane Of Retailers’ Existence?

The Map That Leads To You: Minimum Advertised Price: Helpful Tool, Or Bane Of Retailers’ Existence?

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Minimum advertised price (MAP)…. Few terms in the MI industry evoke as much emotion as this acronym. Not so many years ago, our industry was deeply involved in a race to the bottom: retailers started to sell online—shaving margins thinner and thinner—and hoping to make up for lower margins with higher-volume sales. The race got […]

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Music & Sound Retailer: June Digital Edition

Music & Sound Retailer: June Digital Edition

| June 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

COVER STORIES The MAP That Leads To You Minimum advertised price (MAP)… Few terms in the MI industry evoke as much emotion as this acronym. Allen McBroom, a Partner of Backstage Music, delves deeply into this contentious topic. ‘It’s Where The Cool Kids Go’ Summer NAMM is only a fraction of the size of its […]

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Can You Hear Us Now? Emerging Trends Boost Audio Segment’s Growth

Can You Hear Us Now? Emerging Trends Boost Audio Segment’s Growth

| June 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

More so than just about any segment of the music products industry, pro audio permeates every aspect of life. Whether you are in a church, a restaurant, a movie theater, a club or pretty much anywhere else, the chances are pretty good that a pro audio system is shaping your experience. The Music & Sound […]

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May Digital Edition: Pro Audio Issue

May Digital Edition: Pro Audio Issue

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Read the May Digital Edition of The Music & Sound Retailer! COVER STORIES Doing Well And Doing Good In our “The Good Stuff” story, we celebrate the music products manufacturers whose charitable, philanthropic and community-minded initiatives and activities serve to inspire the entire industry…and make our world a better place. Can You Hear Us Now? […]

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Jammin’ With Guitar Makers

Jammin’ With Guitar Makers

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

A few times a year, The Retailer presents “roundtable-style” articles that focus on particular segments of interest within the music products industry. Because April is our annual Guitar Issue, it’s only natural, then, that we here offer a conversation with three prominent guitar manufacturers. It was our goal to speak to guitar makers that touch […]

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The Future Of Retail

The Future Of Retail

We’re living through the transformation of retail. Retail is going through what is perhaps its greatest revolution since the invention of mass production, and the musical instrument industry is unable to escape the implications of such a shift. MI retail has been changing for years, beginning with department stores, catalogs in the ’50s and shopping […]

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March Digital Edition: Music & Sound Award Winners Issue

March Digital Edition: Music & Sound Award Winners Issue

| March 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

COVER STORIES And The Award Goes To. During NAMM, The Retailer presented this year’s Music & Sound Award recipients with their plaques. Here, we pass the metaphorical microphone to all the manufacturers whose products and whose executives were honored. NAMM: The New Class This year, the NAMM Show exhibited particular strength in drawing first-time exhibitors […]

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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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February Digital Edition: The NAMM Show Review

February Digital Edition: The NAMM Show Review

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

COVER STORIES Hear Us Roar! The NAMM show is an incredibly invigorating experience: nearly 100,000 passionate music-makers gathering together to check out new products and arm themselves with essential education and training. Here is The Retailer’s in-depth show review. NAMM New Product Wrap-Up Because we received dozens and dozens more products than we could accommodate […]

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A Look Back at 2014: Retailers Enjoy A Strong Year, Express Excitement About 2015

A Look Back at 2014: Retailers Enjoy A Strong Year, Express Excitement About 2015

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Only in the future can history be judged. But, at first glance, 2014 was a pretty good year. Sure, there was negative news, such as the Ebola virus and a number of data breaches that affected a slew of high-profile retailers. We also, of course, lost many beloved celebrities who will be greatly missed; these […]

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