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NAMM ’16: The New Class

NAMM ’16: The New Class

| March 16, 2016 | 3 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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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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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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