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Hurley And Fender Present ‘Strat: 60 Years Of The Stratocaster’

Hurley And Fender Present ‘Strat: 60 Years Of The Stratocaster’

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Through a unique blend of artists and musicians—they include Donald Edward Hardy, Brandon Boyd, Thomas Campbell, Johnny Marr and Shawn Stussy—Hurley and Fender will recognize the heritage of the world’s most popular guitar on its 60th anniversary. Twenty American-made, hand-painted Stratocaster guitars will be auctioned off to raise money for Waves For Water, which, in turn, […]

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John Williams Visits Hal Leonard

John Williams Visits Hal Leonard

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

John Williams, the famed film composer, made his first visit to the corporate headquarters of Hal Leonard Corp., his longtime music print publisher, on October 3. The relationship between Williams and Hal Leonard spans decades and it’s produced hundreds of publications featuring his iconic music. Folios for “Star Wars,” “E.T.,” “Jaws,” “Jurassic Park,” “Superman,” “Schindler’s […]

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Is Your Store Perceived As Credible?

Is Your Store Perceived As Credible?

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

You only have 10 seconds to engage and retain a visitor to your Web site. Today’s Internet-savvy consumer has become very good at assessing a Web site in seconds. Is your home page welcoming? Do you have an “About Us” page? What kind of help are you offering to keep them on the site? Are […]

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Thousands Swarm Very Robust Music China Show

Thousands Swarm Very Robust Music China Show

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Apple Invites Larry Fishman To Make Presentation ChordBuddy Reaches 200K Unit Sold Milestone Yamaha’s Powered DBR And Passive CBR Series Loudspeakers Reunion Blues’ RBX Series Double Guitar And Bass Bags Casio Renews Its Partnership With The Crystal Method Music China Achieves Great Success Earlier This Month Hosted by Jill Nicolini Episode No. 189 Vnewsletter Sign-up […]

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The Hidden Industry

The Hidden Industry

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Although I usually talk about the Community Music Store’s place in our changing industry, I’m always aware that lurking in a dim corner of the music products business model is what I think of as the Music Underground. Seldom glamorous, it is responsible for (I believe) a very large chunk of our collective revenue, despite […]

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MI Spy Goes Rogue

MI Spy Goes Rogue

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Not long ago, I was hired by one of the richest men on the eastern seaboard to scope out a superb, high-end ax for his grandson, who was about to turn 16. I’ve been a covert operative for a number of years now. So, when a man tells me, “Price is no object,” I can […]

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Earthquaker Devices’

Earthquaker Devices’

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Palisades Mega Ultimate Maximum Overdrive EarthQuaker Devices, based in Akron OH, a manufacturer of hand-built guitar effect pedals that’s been wowing its devoted fans since 2004, creates devices that represent a diverse assortment of categories, which range from boost/EQ and compression to delay/reverb and fuzz, plus modulation, octave and overdrive. The company ensures its success […]

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Stars And Stripes Forever

Stars And Stripes Forever

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Celebrating American Manufacturing And The Companies That Still Do It Here at The Music & Sound Retailer, it’s our pleasure to bring you several annual stories that, according to our detailed reader surveys, the vast majority of our readers eagerly anticipate every year. One of the most prominent of these annual features celebrates those companies […]

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Holiday Sales Guide, Part Two

Holiday Sales Guide, Part Two

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Nearly 30 Additional Products To Keep The Jingle Bells Rocking Last month, in our “Hey Santa!” cover story, we featured nearly three dozen products that MI industry manufacturers are convinced will be among the hottest sellers this coming holiday season. This month, we have 29 additional products that are sure to grace Christmas lists the […]

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Hal Leonard Publishes Alan Parsons’ Art & Science of Sound Recording

Hal Leonard Publishes Alan Parsons’ Art & Science of Sound Recording

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Alan Parsons’ Art & Science of Sound Recording: The Book, published by Hal Leonard, is a complete rewrite and reappraisal of the award-winning video series. Parsons takes his approach to sound recording to the next level as the book provides ample space to present more technical background information, more detailed diagrams and more in-depth discussion […]

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