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Kimihide Hoshino Named President

Kimihide Hoshino Named President

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Hoshino Gakki Co. Ltd., holder of the Ibanez guitar and Tama drum brand names, has announced the appointment of Kimihide “Ken” Hoshino as the company’s new President. He succeeds Toshitsugu “Tom” Tanaka, who, beginning in 2004, led the company into an era of sharply increased sales and prosperity. Tanaka will continue in the capacity of […]

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#TimeMachineTuesday : Peter Frampton

#TimeMachineTuesday : Peter Frampton

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s Tuesday again which means it’s time to take a trip back in time again for #TimeMachineTuesday .There’s been many great stories in past publications, so this week we decided to bring it back to January of 2008. The Music & Sound Retailer sat down with Peter Frampton for an interview. We sat down with him […]

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Premier’s Modern Classic Club Drum Set

Premier’s Modern Classic Club Drum Set

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Premier has launched its Modern Classic Club drum set in the U.S. market. The Modern Classic range now features a selection of three-piece kits that are overtly retro with clean tones and a modern build quality, exclusively designed and handcrafted in England. The Modern Classic Club features ultra-thin birch/mahogany shells with no sound rings, 30-degree […]

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Instant DJ: Casio America’s XW-DJ1 DJ Controller And XW-PD1 Groove Center

Instant DJ: Casio America’s XW-DJ1 DJ Controller And XW-PD1 Groove Center

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Specifics: Casio America’s Trackformer DJ products, the XW-DJ1 DJ Controller and XW-PD1 Groove Center, let dance music fans create, mix, play and produce their favorite tracks on their own. With a seven-inch platter that provides the feel of an analog turntable, filter controls and a cross fader, the XW-DJ1 DJ Controller lets users enjoy the […]

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Tall Drink Of Water: Kala’s Makala Waterman Series Ukes

Tall Drink Of Water: Kala’s Makala Waterman Series Ukes

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Kala’s Makala Waterman Series ukuleles feature water-resistant composite technology for playability, portability and durability packaged in a vintage design. The series pays homage to ukulele designer Mario Maccaferri, who introduced the Islander ukulele in 1949. All models come in soprano size and include a backpack/carrying bag. They are made of polycarbonate ABS construction and are […]

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Aspiring Drummers to Compete for ‘Roadie for a Day’ Prize

Aspiring Drummers to Compete for ‘Roadie for a Day’ Prize

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

JBL’s SRX800 Series Portable Powered Speakers Applied Research & Technology’s New Mic Line TC Electronic’s Helix Phaser Rane’s MP2015 Rotary Mixer PMC Invites You To Be ‘Roadie For A Day’ 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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What’s In It For Me?

What’s In It For Me?

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Today’s consumer has more buying choices than ever before. Many, without even realizing it, have taken on an attitude that asks, “What’s in it for me?” Although this might initially sound selfish and one-sided, it’s become a broad-based attitude shift with shoppers and it has to be addressed. This fundamental attitude dictates all their actions […]

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Business As Unusual

Business As Unusual

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

You hear people bandy about a particular phrase—“disruptive innovation”—a lot these days. Disruptions are everywhere: from new payment systems like Square or Apple Pay, to ride or lodging services like AirBnB, Lyft and the beleaguered Uber. At their most effective, they can transform an industry…even replace longstanding institutions. Although dwindling numbers remember it, television did […]

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Gretsch Drums’ Broadkaster

Gretsch Drums’ Broadkaster

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

The drum market boasts some truly legendary and iconic names, but perhaps none can claim the history that Gretsch Drums can. Making quality musical instruments since 1883, the company, founded in Brooklyn NY, is the oldest drum company that’s still making drums today. Fourth-generation family member Fred Gretsch, who remains closely involved in the business, […]

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February Digital Edition: The NAMM Show Review

February Digital Edition: The NAMM Show Review

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

COVER STORIES Hear Us Roar! The NAMM show is an incredibly invigorating experience: nearly 100,000 passionate music-makers gathering together to check out new products and arm themselves with essential education and training. Here is The Retailer’s in-depth show review. NAMM New Product Wrap-Up Because we received dozens and dozens more products than we could accommodate […]

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