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CHAUVET DJ’s GigaBAR IRC

CHAUVET DJ’s GigaBAR IRC

| August 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the highly competitive lighting industry, it’s difficult to stay in the lead. What most sets CHAUVET DJ apart—besides the innovative products that the company creates—is its dedication to staying on top of the needs of the entertainers and companies buying its lighting products. With entertainers increasingly being asked to set up and break down […]

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The Importance Of Vendor Training

The Importance Of Vendor Training

| August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

In today’s competitive market, the process of sourcing vendors effectively to reduce costs is now only the start of the relationship-building and trust-building process. Nurturing a long-term relationship requires a foundation based on more than just price. Purchases that are based solely on price tend to be viewed with less weight within an organization or […]

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The Urge To Merge

The Urge To Merge

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

In July 2012, I wrote about something I called “The U.N. of Musical Instruments” (msr.io/1J2xcyK). The article explored the different branches of the music products industry, and it emphasized that we need to communicate with each other for our mutual longevity and success. The members of the American Musical Instrument Society (AMIS) are the scholars […]

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Five Minutes With Mark Terry

Five Minutes With Mark Terry

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

KMC Music Headquarters Although “Five Minutes With” always seeks to host a prominent, well-respected, long-tenured veteran of the music products business, it’s quite rare that we score an interview with someone whose career is as illustrious as that of Mark Terry, CEO of JAM U.S. Music Group and President of KMC Music. The organizations with […]

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Bass Hunting In ‘The Big Apple’

Bass Hunting In ‘The Big Apple’

| August 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

I did such a good job on my last spy assignment that The Chief, head of The Organization, decided to send me on a trip back to New York City. My mission? To use all my snooping skills to find a good bass guitar for a novice player. But there was another equally urgent request: […]

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MI Stores Embrace DJing Revolution

MI Stores Embrace DJing Revolution

| August 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

A key focus of DJ culture is the constant evolution of sound and, of course, the equipment that delivers it. Jimmy Savile launched the world’s first DJ dance party in 1943 in Otley, England, and his creativity later resulted in the first known simultaneous use of two turntables to create continuous playback of records. Since […]

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Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel Fine

Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel Fine

| August 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

NAMM Maintains Summer Show’s Multiple-Year Growth Trajectory All of us have our preferred metaphor for the Summer NAMM show. Joe Lamond, President and CEO of NAMM, has called it a “family reunion,” by which he means that those from all segments, corners and divisions of the music products community commune with one another while in […]

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Summertime Sizzlers: Highlighting The Hot Debuts Set To Scorch Music City

Summertime Sizzlers: Highlighting The Hot Debuts Set To Scorch Music City

| July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

When our editorial staff surveys you, our loyal readers, each year about what features and types of coverage you most highly value, one message is consistently conveyed: you absolutely love reading about the super cool new products that our industry’s manufacturers dream up. That’s one reason why, twice a year, The Retailer brings you our […]

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Riding The Sound Wave

Riding The Sound Wave

| July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

July is an especially exciting time for the music products industry. Summer NAMM is at the forefront of the thoughts of most music products retailers and manufacturers, and with such a popular industry-wide event comes the attendant deluge of new product debuts and major announcements that will be the talk of the show, as well […]

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Music On ‘The Hill’: NAMM Delegates Meet With Lawmakers, Advocate For Music Education

Music On ‘The Hill’: NAMM Delegates Meet With Lawmakers, Advocate For Music Education

| July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Only rarely does my geeky fascination with American politics intersect with my love of music and my passionate belief in every child having access to music education. When a nexus is found, though, the experience can be almost indescribably rewarding. I had just such an experience this past May when, for the first time since […]

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