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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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JANUARY NAMM SHOW ISSUE

JANUARY NAMM SHOW ISSUE

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

COVER STORIES 3rd Annual NAMM New Product Spotlight We once again present our annual NAMM New Product Spotlight: now in its third year and continuing to grow in both size and popularity. Here, we showcase nearly 60 of the hottest items on display in Anaheim: stuff you simply can’t head home without having seen. A […]

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3rd Annual NAMM New Product Spotlight

3rd Annual NAMM New Product Spotlight

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The NAMM show offers an array of activities that’s so useful and wide-ranging that, even if there weren’t a massive show floor to browse, it’d still be worth your investment to attend. But make no mistake: people absolutely love walking the show floor and checking out the latest music products that our industry’s manufacturers have […]

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December Digital Edition

December Digital Edition

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

COVER STORIES Celebrate Me Home The Music & Sound Awards, now in its 29th year, celebrates the music products industry’s best dealers, manufacturers and products. Here, we unveil the manufacturers and products nominated this year, including quotes from them. Launch Pad For Success The NAMM show, set to take place in Anaheim next month, is […]

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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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