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Dealers Attending Summer NAMM Gain Strong Competitive Advantage

Dealers Attending Summer NAMM Gain Strong Competitive Advantage

| July 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

(L-R): NAMM President/CEO Joe Lamond with NAMM Chairman Mark Goff. Last month’s Summer NAMM show, emanating from Music City Center in Nashville TN from June 23 to June 25, was a strong showing for both the association and the music products industry that it represents. The exposition, which, this year, moved to Halls C and […]

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The She Rocks Showcase Presents Talented Female Performers

The She Rocks Showcase Presents Talented Female Performers

| July 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

The ASCAP Expo is a bustling event that’s focused on the makers of music. Housed at the Loews hotel in the heart of the lively tourist scene in Hollywood CA, the Expo is a mecca for glamorous and hardworking pop and hip-hop superstars and behind-the-scenes masters, all of whom share their insight and advice with […]

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Summer NAMM New Product Spotlight

Summer NAMM New Product Spotlight

| July 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Everybody knows that the NAMM Show in Anaheim is jam packed with product debuts…probably more of them than anyone could count. However, as Summer NAMM regains strength and becomes more of a destination show, it, too, is starting to be recognized as a prime occasion to release innovative new products. That’s why, a couple of […]

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Summer NAMM Gears Up For Burning Topics, Sizzling New Products

Summer NAMM Gears Up For Burning Topics, Sizzling New Products

| May 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Even though everyone, myself included, loves the weeklong music products frenzy that is the NAMM Show in Anaheim, it’s nevertheless true that Summer NAMM—the big show’s smaller, Nashville-hosted sibling—is the show to which I most look forward and at which I have the best time. The reason is simple: We frequently describe the music products […]

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Celebrating ‘The Good Stuff’ Going On In The MI Industry

Celebrating ‘The Good Stuff’ Going On In The MI Industry

| May 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Given how easy it is for all of us—retailers, manufacturers, reps and journalists alike—to focus solely on the next quarter, the next meeting or the next issue, it’s important to remind ourselves now and then that there are causes larger than ourselves and our businesses. Whether it’s a research hospital that treats deadly diseases, an […]

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Year’s End Thwarts Otherwise Good 2015 For Guitar Sales

Year’s End Thwarts Otherwise Good 2015 For Guitar Sales

| April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

These are uncertain economic times. There are two schools of thought as regards where the economy is heading. The first points to a recession, which, according to Bank of America, there is a 25-percent chance of. If this were to come to pass, musical instrument retailers could find it tough sledding, assuming the old adage […]

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Guitar Makers Jam Session

Guitar Makers Jam Session

| April 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Manufacturers Discuss Pressing Issues That Face The Guitar Market Fitting with The Retailer’s well-established Guitar Issue theme for our April issue, we present this month a roundtable discussion that features four of the most prominent, well-respected members of the guitar-making community: Alvarez Guitars, D’Angelico Guitars, Ibanez and PRS Guitars. This year, instead of asking the […]

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Yamaha’s TransAcoustic Guitars Enhance Natural Effects

Yamaha’s TransAcoustic Guitars Enhance Natural Effects

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Yamaha is known worldwide for its innovation, and TransAcoustic technology vastly expands the capabilities, versatility and the sound of traditional musical instruments. Originally developed in the company’s acoustic piano division, TransAcoustic technology is now available in the Yamaha LL-TA handcrafted dreadnought and LS-TA concert acoustic guitar. In essence, TransAcoustic guitar technology allows the player to […]

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NAMM ’16: The New Class

NAMM ’16: The New Class

| March 16, 2016 | 4 Comments

Anyone who has attended the NAMM Show could attest that the experience can be completely overwhelming. Between the sheer amount of gear on display, the top-tier manufacturers’ gimmicky, eye-catching booths, the endless musical performances and the occasional celebrity sighting, it’s just about impossible to take in all that the show has to offer. And, with […]

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Top Of The Heap

Top Of The Heap

| March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Our 30th Annual Music & Sound Award Winners Represent The Industry’s Best In the music products industry, 30 is a meaningful number. Sure…it’s nothing compared to, for example, Zildjian’s 393 years in the industry or Yamaha’s nearly 130-year heritage, but it still denotes an established footprint in the music products space. And that’s one reason […]

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