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AN <strong>Eco-</strong>Friendly Approach

AN Eco-Friendly Approach

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

One Music Retailer Is Leading The Charge “Going green” is not a trend: it’s an operational way of life that rewards not only the environment, but also the livelihood of many industries. Particularly in music retail, the advantages of eco-friendly processes are evident through waste reduction, cost savings, positive customer perception and more. Although these […]

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A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

For most stores involved in the school music market, October is the month when sanity begins to return. Marching bands are at least up and running, and the B&O fledglings have their instruments and they’re making sounds that will soon be music. Christmas is on the horizon, but we’re preparing for it—not yet worrying about […]

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Gator Cases’: Aluminum Pedal Boards

Gator Cases’: Aluminum Pedal Boards

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Every November, The Music & Sound Retailer spotlights accessories, bags and cases, a segment of the MI market whose value proposition has never been more compelling. Founded in 2000 and with a portfolio of more than 800 active SKUs—encompassing solutions made from vacuum-formed plastics, rotational-molded plastics, wood, metal, sewn and EVA materials—Gator Cases is a […]

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Are You <strong>Afraid To Sell?</strong>

Are You Afraid To Sell?

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

As I was preparing to write my column, I wondered if there was such a phobia as “the fear of selling.” If there is, you might subtitle it, “the fear of rejection.” Well, there isn’t one…there’s no such phobia as “the fear of selling.” (I was actually surprised to find there is no such phobia […]

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Working Through  <strong>Growing Pains?</strong> Read This….

Working Through Growing Pains? Read This….

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ask any small, independent music retail store owner in the country what he or she sees as the major challenge for growing the business and improving his or her overall success rate, and that person will probably say, “Creating more sales.” Next, ask any medium or large retail store owner about his or her challenges […]

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The Power of the Add-On

The Power of the Add-On

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Examining The Value Proposition Of Accessories, Bags And Cases With 2014 quickly drawing to a close, independent music store owners across the country are looking for ways to increase their bottom line not only for this year, but also for the ones ahead. And although fluctuations in the economy might affect a customer’s decision to […]

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GC News: Pratt Departs, Retailer Names New President And CEO

GC News: Pratt Departs, Retailer Names New President And CEO

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Guitar Center has announced that its Board of Directors appointed Darrell Webb to be the company’s new President and CEO, effective today. Webb, an executive with experience growing multiple retail businesses, was recruited by the Board to lead Guitar Center as the company looks to capitalize on its growth prospects. Webb replaces former CEO Mike […]

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November Digital Edition

November Digital Edition

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

COVER STORIES The Power Of The Add-On Fluctuations in the economy might affect a customer’s decision to buy large-ticket items like new instruments, but accessory products are proving to be a reliable source of income for retailers. And Now For Something Completely Different The Retailer knows that our readers are interested in all the products […]

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CHAUVET DJ’s Funfetti Confetti Launcher

CHAUVET DJ’s Funfetti Confetti Launcher

| November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

CHAUVET DJ’s Funfetti Confetti Launcher sends a shower of confetti streaming down on a crowd or stage. Unlike many confetti launchers, it does not require CO₂ or compressed air to run – just add confetti. It blasts out a torrent of confetti that can cover an area as large as 540 square feet. It has […]

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MI Industry Honors Incredible, Accomplished Women

MI Industry Honors Incredible, Accomplished Women

| November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Peavey Wellness Program Achieves Amazing Success Hal Leonard And Apogee Strike Distribution Deal M-Audio’s Oxygen Series Keyboard Controllers Epsilon’s AirLink-10 Battery-Powered Speaker The WiMN Announces 2015 She Rocks Awards Honorees MIM Unveils Carter Family And Johnny Cash Exhibits Hosted by Jill Nicolini Vnewsletter Sign-up Got something you think should be on Vnewsletter? click here   […]

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