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2015: The Year In Review

2015: The Year In Review

| January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Retailers Report On The Successes & Challenges That Last Year Brought As the music products industry was putting the finishing touches on yet another year, The Music & Sound Retailer reached out to four retailers to get not only their take on 2015, but also their hopes and predictions for the year ahead. The four […]

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The NAMM Show Might Move Us From ‘Muddle Through’ To ‘Power Ahead’

The NAMM Show Might Move Us From ‘Muddle Through’ To ‘Power Ahead’

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Hit The Accelerator If you listen to Wall Street analysts, you’ve probably heard them describe the last several years as the “muddle-through economy.” To be sure, the American economy has been growing, but not necessarily at the blistering pace that often follows a recession and drives us into boom years. This halting economic performance has […]

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Soldier On, Sisters

Soldier On, Sisters

| December 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Women In Our Industry Add Incalculably To The Musical Milieu In this business, blood, sweat and tears don’t always have a beard. In fact, sometimes, they show up in stilettos. Since 2012, the Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN, pronounced “women”) has pursued its mission of uniting females who work in all facets of the […]

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Alfred Music’s ‘Led Zeppelin: Acoustic Sessions’ And ‘Electric Sessions’

Alfred Music’s ‘Led Zeppelin: Acoustic Sessions’ And ‘Electric Sessions’

| November 19, 2015

The Guitar Sessions series from Alfred Music features songbooks centered on detailed instructional video lessons that teach how to play rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest songs, shown step by step by knowledgeable guitar-slinging hosts who then perform the music in its entirety. With “Led Zeppelin: Acoustic Sessions” and “Led Zeppelin: Electric Sessions,” you’ll learn riff by […]

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Accessories As MI Profit Centers

Accessories As MI Profit Centers

| November 16, 2015

These Items Are Helping Savvy Retailers Rake In Revenue Ed Intagliata, Owner of Cassell’s Music in San Fernando CA, describes an accessory as something that “fills a need, solves a problem or makes it easier for the musician to use their instrument.” From that simple definition emerges a powerful proposition for maximizing your profits. In […]

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Electro-Voice’s EKX Portable Loudspeakers

Electro-Voice’s EKX Portable Loudspeakers

| November 13, 2015

The EKX series has joined the Electro-Voice portable loudspeaker family, combining EV sound quality and reliability with the latest technology—all in a lightweight, compact package that suits a wide range of sound-reinforcement scenarios. The EKX series features eight models (four powered and four passive), including 12-inch and 15-inch two-way models and 15-inch and 18-inch subwoofers. EKX […]

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Yamaha’s DTX400 Series Electronic Drums And Apps

Yamaha’s DTX400 Series Electronic Drums And Apps

| November 12, 2015

Yamaha’s DTX400 Series of electronic drums is composed of kits that feature professional sounds, playability and durability, as well as free apps for the end user. The DTX400K includes the KU-100 silent bass drum unit, which virtually eliminates the noise that occurs with other systems. The pads have a natural feel and are quiet, making […]

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Recording King’s Torrefied Series Guitars

Recording King’s Torrefied Series Guitars

| November 11, 2015

Recording King’s Torrefied Series of guitars is composed of Dreadnought (RD-T16) and 000 Body (RO-T16) models. Torrefaction is a specialized heating process used on Recording King Adirondack spruce tops in which the wood is heated at a low temperature in an oxygen-free environment. The curing process reduces impurities in the wood and results in weight […]

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Peavey’s Mini Head Amplifiers

Peavey’s Mini Head Amplifiers

| November 10, 2015

Peavey’s Mini Head Amplifiers authentically produce the tones of their big brothers in a small, portable package. Featuring the Peavey 6505 MH, the Peavey Classic 20 MH and the Peavey ValveKing 20 MH, the series boasts modern features like the USB record output: a plug-and-play port that allows the amps to be used as an […]

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Pedulla’s Mark Egan Signature Model Anniversary Edition

Pedulla’s Mark Egan Signature Model Anniversary Edition

| November 9, 2015

Pedulla’s Mark Egan Signature Model Anniversary Edition is now available, but only for a limited time. To help celebrate the 40th anniversary of M.V. Pedulla Guitars, the Mark Egan Signature Model bass has been re-issued, but with modern features not available in the original. The Anniversary Edition Mark Egan bass is a five-string with 19-millimeter […]

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