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CHAUVET DJ Honored At The NAMM Show

CHAUVET DJ Honored At The NAMM Show

| January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

It was déjà vu all over again for CHAUVET DJ at the NAMM Show. Just as it did at last January’s show, the company received a Music & Sound Award from The Music & Sound Retailer. The company’s Swarm 4 FX was recognized by The Retailer as Best Lighting Product of the Year.  The award was […]

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In Memoriam: Rose L. Shure

In Memoriam: Rose L. Shure

| January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

With great sadness, Shure Inc. has announced the death of the company’s Chairman, Rose L. Shure. She died peacefully at her home. For more than 60 years, Shure served as an inspiration to all Shure employees, both past and present. She was a role model for Shure’s core values and basic principles—created by her husband and the […]

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In Memoriam: Morton Manus

In Memoriam: Morton Manus

| January 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Morton Manus, President of Alfred Music, passed away on January 9 after a battle with cancer. He was a devoted husband to his wife Iris for more than 60 years, a loving father and grandfather, an innovative music publisher, a celebrated author, an inspiring mentor to his staff and dedicated friend. Born in New York […]

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Hal Leonard Predicts Boon Year for Print

Hal Leonard Predicts Boon Year for Print

| January 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Every so often, print music publishers and retailers rejoice when there’s a print-friendly chart topper that makes music students, professional players and hobbyists alike flock to their music stores to pick up the matching sheet music or songbooks. In recent years Titanic, High School Musical, Frozen, and artists like Taylor Swift and the Piano Guys […]

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2016 She Rocks Awards Announces Lineup

2016 She Rocks Awards Announces Lineup

| January 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Women’s International Music Network (WiMN) has announced the musical lineup for the 2016 She Rocks Awards. Featuring WiMN Founder Laura B. Whitmore and acclaimed guitarist Nita Strauss as co-hosts, the 2016 She Rocks Awards celebration will pay tribute to trailblazing women in music and will include performances by: Jennifer Batten, (Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck) acclaimed guitarist […]

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Porter & Davies Announce Direct Distribution To U.S.

Porter & Davies Announce Direct Distribution To U.S.

| January 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Starting this month, Porter & Davies will supply the BC2, BC2rm, BC Gigster and KT Platform direct from the UK to the U.S.A. to both dealers and end users. By focusing on direct sales channels, the company aims to reflect cost savings in the U.S. price structures and have a relationship with every customer buying […]

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Hal Leonard Australia To Distribute Willis Music

Hal Leonard Australia To Distribute Willis Music

| January 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hal Leonard Australia has assumed distribution of the Willis Music catalog, featuring well-established piano methods and supplementary materials from composers such as John Thompson, Edna Mae Burnam, William Gillock, Glenda Austin, Eric Baumgartner, Naoka Ikeda, Wendy Stevens and many more. Founded in 1899, Willis Music Company’s catalog currently containing over 12,000 titles and distribution around […]

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Heil Sound Celebrates “50 Years of Maximum Rock & Roll”

Heil Sound Celebrates “50 Years of Maximum Rock & Roll”

| January 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Heil Sound (Fairview Heights IL), known worldwide as a manufacturer of high performance, dynamic microphones, is marking 2016 as “50 Years of Maximum Rock & Roll.” The yearlong celebration will kick off at the NAMM show in January. A commemorative podcast series of interviews with company Founder Bob Heil is also scheduled to debut in […]

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To The Editor: In Response To ‘The Myth Of MAP’

To The Editor: In Response To ‘The Myth Of MAP’

| December 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

In last month’s issue of The Retailer, Gabriel O’Brien took a strong stance against MAP, calling the pricing policy a myth. As a store owner that has successfully expanded product offerings while hunting for big game-changing margins, I argue the virtues of MAP. Qualifying The Winners MAP is a great tool for discovering the manufacturers […]

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Demand For Personalized Sound Drives Boutique Pedal Market Forward

Demand For Personalized Sound Drives Boutique Pedal Market Forward

| December 11, 2015 | 1 Comment

Demand for customized, unique sound is driving fretted products and effects sales to a seven-year high, while fueling a new wave of boutique pedal builders. Over the last decade, the retail value of the effects pedal category has increased more than 45 percent, with a 13.7 percent gain in 2014. Pedal builders will have a […]

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