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Peavey Gives Sweetwater A Private Show

Peavey Gives Sweetwater A Private Show

| July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

In June, Hartley Peavey and his company brought a private trade show to Sweetwater headquarters in Fort Wayne IN. A tractor trailer loaded with Peavey’s latest equipment was sent to Sweetwater for a full day of gear demos and training/education for Sweetwater’s Sales Engineers. The display completely filled Sweetwater’s largest conference hall, and comprised Peavey’s […]

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141st AES Convention Offers Early Registration

141st AES Convention Offers Early Registration

| July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Early Registration is now open for the 141st Audio Engineering Society International Convention, which returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center, Thursday, September 29, through Sunday, October 2, 2016. Attendees should sign-up now to take advantage of Early Registration pricing on multiple All Access options, which include the full Tech Program. Exhibits-Plus registration is free […]

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KMC Signs Daisy Rock Licensing Agreement

KMC Signs Daisy Rock Licensing Agreement

| July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, the pioneering line of guitars developed by the visionary artist Tish Ciravolo in 2000, is set to rock again on a global stage, thanks to a new licensing agreement with KMC Music, the U.S. distributor of MI and pro-audio products that is part of the JAM Group of Companies. Under the […]

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Big On Purpose

Big On Purpose

| July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: Each year, when the music products trade press convenes for Guitar Center’s Media Day program, editors like me gain insight into GC’s strategic planning and the company’s vision of itself. Many of you—our small, mom-and-pop, brick-and-mortar-retailer readers—perceive GC as an 800-pound gorilla that’s stomping out your profits. During Media Day, though, the mega-chain’s executives […]

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Samson Relocates Distribution & Corporate Operations

Samson Relocates Distribution & Corporate Operations

| July 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

In light of continued worldwide growth, Samson Technologies will relocate its 100,000-square-foot distribution center to the Los Angeles CA area to increase efficiency and improve its supply chain management. The new distribution center will feature WMS, automation, multiple shifts and a variety of cost-effective benefits. “Samson’s expansion in the consumer, MI and education markets has […]

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Five Minutes With Ian Robinson, Managing Director, Blackstar Amplification

Five Minutes With Ian Robinson, Managing Director, Blackstar Amplification

| July 15, 2016 | 1 Comment

This month, The Retailer shares with you an in-depth conversation with Blackstar Amplification Managing Director Ian Robinson, who’s immersed himself in the technology and engineering principles of excellent sound since his teenage years. Robinson traces his career path, starting with a fortuitous beginning at Marshall Amplification and continuing with Blackstar’s creation, and he reflects on […]

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July 2016 Digital Edition

July 2016 Digital Edition

| July 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

COVER STORIES Music Speaks The wind at our collective back, NAMM’s team of music industry leaders and artists swarmed the halls of Capitol Hill in May to thank our federal lawmakers for shepherding through the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), as well as to urge full funding of the programs that the new education law […]

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Pro-Audio Manufacturers Outline A Persuasive Value Proposition

Pro-Audio Manufacturers Outline A Persuasive Value Proposition

| July 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Having just returned from Las Vegas and the InfoComm trade show—an exposition centered on the commercial AV market, but which includes a large number of pro-audio and live-sound companies—I have the amp and speaker segment of our market very much on my mind. And it seems like a lot of you, our retailer readers, do, […]

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Largest Ever NAMM Fly-In Builds On Past Successes

Largest Ever NAMM Fly-In Builds On Past Successes

| July 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Twenty-fifteen ended on a triumphal note for many in the music products industry, as Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) on December 9 and, the next day, President Obama signed it into law. MI industry members, who have traveled to Capitol Hill annually since 2005 for the NAMM Music Education Advocacy DC Fly-In, […]

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Dealers Attending Summer NAMM Gain Strong Competitive Advantage

Dealers Attending Summer NAMM Gain Strong Competitive Advantage

| July 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

(L-R): NAMM President/CEO Joe Lamond with NAMM Chairman Mark Goff. Last month’s Summer NAMM show, emanating from Music City Center in Nashville TN from June 23 to June 25, was a strong showing for both the association and the music products industry that it represents. The exposition, which, this year, moved to Halls C and […]

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