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August 2016 Digital Edition

August 2016 Digital Edition

| August 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

COVER STORIES Lesson Learned! For many MI retailers, the unfortunate fact is that simply selling musical instruments isn’t enough to survive and thrive. That conundrum has led to the creation of the “add-on sales opportunity.” Given that consumers must train to become proficient when playing an instrument, MI retailers’ best add-on sales opportunity might be […]

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July 2016 Digital Edition

July 2016 Digital Edition

| July 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

COVER STORIES Music Speaks The wind at our collective back, NAMM’s team of music industry leaders and artists swarmed the halls of Capitol Hill in May to thank our federal lawmakers for shepherding through the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), as well as to urge full funding of the programs that the new education law […]

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June 2016 Digital Edition

June 2016 Digital Edition

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

  COVER STORIES She Rocks Hollywood The She Rocks Showcase at the ASCAP Expo, which took place several weeks ago, gave a diverse roster of female musicians a voice by offering the opportunity to perform. It also created exposure for the Women’s International Music Network—The WiMN—and the hand-selected artists who performed. Laura B. Whitmore provides […]

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May 2016 Digital Edition

May 2016 Digital Edition

| May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

  COVER STORIES At Your Service Whether it’s a research hospital, an organization that feeds, clothes and shelters the poor, or a program that provides musical instruments for people who’d otherwise not have access to them, charitable organizations deserve our attention and support. That’s why The Retailer publishes our “The Good Stuff” cover story every spring. Some […]

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April 2016 Digital Edition

April 2016 Digital Edition

| April 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

COVER STORIES A Blue Christmas? Aligning with our annual Guitar Issue in April, The Retailer enlisted the help of two retailers with extensive knowledge of the guitar segment. They offer insightful comments about the guitar market’s robustness as compared to other categories, while also discussing a holiday sales season that, arguably, was weak for music stores. Guitar […]

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March 2016 Digital Edition

March 2016 Digital Edition

| March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

COVER STORIES Top Of The Heap The 30th annual Music & Sound Awards were greeted with even more excitement and industry-wide fanfare than usual this year. One big reason for the abundant enthusiasm centers on the quality of this year’s nominees. As is The Retailer’s custom, we present comments from most of the winning manufacturers […]

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February Digital Edition

February Digital Edition

| February 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

COVER STORIES Like A Bridge Over Troubled Water In the midst of economic and political tumult, members of the music products industry found their safe haven at the NAMM Show, held January 21 to 24 in Anaheim CA. Drawing record-breaking attendance and attracting more exhibiting companies than ever before, the show was a welcome oasis […]

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Like A Bridge Over Troubled Water

Like A Bridge Over Troubled Water

| February 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

If Turbulent Times Had You Down And Out, NAMM Helped Ease Your Mind By a lot of measures, 2016 began rather turbulently. Global equity markets took an unprecedented beginning-of-the-year plunge that we might, or might not, have recovered from by the time you read these words in mid-February. The U.S. presidential election season has officially begun, calling […]

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January NAMM Show Digital Edition

January NAMM Show Digital Edition

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

COVER STORIES Glistening Goodies The Retailer’s annual NAMM New Product Spotlight features nearly 60 of the hottest products that exhibiting companies tell us they’re debuting at the show in Anaheim. The product categories run the gamut: from guitars to percussion gear, from pro audio equipment to accessories and consumables, and from printed material to DJ […]

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December Digital Edition

December Digital Edition

| December 16, 2015 | 1 Comment

COVER STORIES Celebrating The Shining Lights Of 2015 The Music & Sound Awards, marking their 30th year, honor the very best manufacturers, products, dealers, executives and sales reps in the music products industry. This month’s cover story features comments and quotes from dozens of nominees on the manufacturer/rep side. Check out what they have to […]

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