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Guitar Center, Synchrony Unveil Private Label Credit Program

Guitar Center, Synchrony Unveil Private Label Credit Program

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Fishman’s ToneDEQ Acoustic Preamp Harbinger’s LP9800 14-Channel Powered Mixer Audio-Technica’s System 10 PRO Rack-Mount Digital Wireless System GC, Synchrony Financial Introduce Financing Program The Retailer Delves Deeply Into ‘The Future Of Retail’ Hosted by Jill Nicolini Vnewsletter Sign-up Got something you think should be on Vnewsletter? click here   Want to advertise your products on Vnewsletter? click here […]

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CHAUVET DJ Geysers Deliver at British Artistic Gymnastics Championships

CHAUVET DJ Geysers Deliver at British Artistic Gymnastics Championships

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Geyser RGB water-based fogger delivered an Olympic level performance recently at the 2015 Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Championship, which was held in Liverpool’s Echo arena.   Lighting designer Stephen Jolly positioned six Geysers at strategic points in the facility for the prestigious event, which drew world and European gymnastic stars. Jolly arranged four of […]

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Yorkville Sound Distributes Snark Tuners To Canada

Yorkville Sound Distributes Snark Tuners To Canada

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Yorkville Sound (Ontario, Canada), a manufacturer of PA systems and loudspeakers, Traynor instrument amplifiers, installed audio systems and accessories, announced they will now be the exclusive distributor for the popular Snark tuner and accessories line for Canada. Snark tuners have been an extremely successful brand for music retailers for a number of years. Their models like […]

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Chauvet Opens Subsidiary in Belgium

Chauvet Opens Subsidiary in Belgium

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Chauvet, a supplier of entertainment lighting, has opened a full-service subsidiary in Ghent, Belgium. The facility, which follows a branch opened in the UK, acts as the company’s distributor in the Benelux area, serving dealers of CHAUVET Professional and CHAUVET DJ brands in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, while supporting Chauvet distributors and strategic partners elsewhere […]

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PRS Guitars’ 30th Anniversary Concert & Celebration

PRS Guitars’ 30th Anniversary Concert & Celebration

| April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

To celebrate their 30th anniversary PRS Guitars is hosting a free two-day event this June 5th, featuring a star-studded concert at Rams Head Live in Baltimore MD and an open house at PRS Guitars’ manufacturing facility in Stevensville MD. Attendees to this all-ages concert will be treated to performances by Col. Bruce Hampton & The Aquarium Rescue Unit featuring Jimmy […]

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Yamaha’s New Institutional Channel Manager

Yamaha’s New Institutional Channel Manager

| April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Yamaha Corporation of America recently appointed Dan Rodowicz, a veteran manager with three decades of music education and retail experience, to head its Institutional Solutions Group (ISG) and Sales Department. Rodowicz will lead Yamaha’s team, focused on sales, service and support for the institutional/academic community throughout the country. In addition to his 30 years of experience […]

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Synchrony Financial And Guitar Center Introduce Consumer Financing Program

Synchrony Financial And Guitar Center Introduce Consumer Financing Program

| April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Synchrony Financial, a consumer financial services company, has announced a new, multi-year agreement with Guitar Center to provide a private label credit program for customers. Synchrony Financial will work with Guitar Center, Musician’s Friend and Woodwind & Brasswind to offer special financing options to customers for the purchase of musical instruments, accessories and equipment through more than 260 stores across […]

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Guitar Market Strums With Life

Guitar Market Strums With Life

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

With all due respect to Meghan Trainor, it apparently isn’t “all about that bass.” Granted, she wasn’t talking about guitars, but we are. Acoustics had a banner year in 2014, with sales—in terms of dollars—rising 4.6 percent versus the prior year, according to MI SalesTrak. Electric guitar sales weren’t too shabby either, rising a strong […]

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Jammin’ With Guitar Makers

Jammin’ With Guitar Makers

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

A few times a year, The Retailer presents “roundtable-style” articles that focus on particular segments of interest within the music products industry. Because April is our annual Guitar Issue, it’s only natural, then, that we here offer a conversation with three prominent guitar manufacturers. It was our goal to speak to guitar makers that touch […]

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The Future Of Retail

The Future Of Retail

We’re living through the transformation of retail. Retail is going through what is perhaps its greatest revolution since the invention of mass production, and the musical instrument industry is unable to escape the implications of such a shift. MI retail has been changing for years, beginning with department stores, catalogs in the ’50s and shopping […]

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