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Indie Retailers Ride Again

Indie Retailers Ride Again

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Second And Final Installment Of Our Annual Independent Retailer Roundtable Last month, we presented the first part of our 9th annual Independent Retailer Roundtable to great acclaim and considerable industry excitement; this time, we present the second half. The conversation centers on potentially explosive issues such as retailer-vendor relations, government regulations and unequal taxation […]

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October Digital Edition

October Digital Edition

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

COVER STORIES Stars And Stripes Forever The Retailer celebrates companies that, despite all the possible reasons to move operations offshore, nevertheless manufacture a large percentage of their products right here in the United States. Holiday Sales Guide, Part Two Last month, we featured nearly three dozen products that MI industry manufacturers are convinced will be […]

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Little Kids Rock To Honor Joan Jett At Benefit

Little Kids Rock To Honor Joan Jett At Benefit

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Non-profit organization Little Kids Rock will host its sixth annual Little Kids Rock Benefit, honoring Joan Jett and her music. The annual event, this year presented by Guitar Center and produced by Steven and Maureen Van Zandt, will take place on Thursday, October 23, at New York’s iconic Hammerstein Ballroom at The Manhattan Center, a […]

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NAMM TEC Awards Celebrates 30 Years, To Make Key Inductions

NAMM TEC Awards Celebrates 30 Years, To Make Key Inductions

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The NAMM Foundation will induct revered engineer/mixologist Ed Cherney and bassist Nathan East into the NAMM TEC Awards Hall of Fame during the 30th Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards show, to be held January 24 in Anaheim CA. Nominees across 30 creative and technical categories have also been announced for the NAMM TEC […]

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Worldwide MI Brand Announces New Globalization Plan

Worldwide MI Brand Announces New Globalization Plan

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Yamaha Reorganizes ‘One Drum’ Department Peavey Electronics Executes New Globalization Plan Hal Leonard’s Noteflight Software Packages Jean Baptiste’s Alto Saxophone And Closed-Hole Flute St. Louis Music’s Jim Eaton Retires This Month TMP Pro Signs Distribution Deal With Audiofly Hosted by Jill Nicolini Episode No. 188 Vnewsletter Sign-up Got something you think should be on Vnewsletter? […]

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Damon Waller Departs From Orange Amplification

Damon Waller Departs From Orange Amplification

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

After 12 years at Orange Amplification and 10 years as Managing Director, Damon Waller has decided to stand down from the position in order to explore personal business goals. Commenting on the decision, Waller said, “This is the hardest decision I have ever had to make, but I have reached the point in my life […]

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JAM Industries Acquires Davitt & Hanser (D&H) Distribution Business

JAM Industries Acquires Davitt & Hanser (D&H) Distribution Business

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hanser Music Group has confirmed the sale of its distribution business, Davitt & Hanser, to JAM Industries. The transaction, completed on October 6, allows Hanser Music Group to focus on targeting new growth opportunities while providing JAM Industries an expanded product line, along with accessory-driven expertise, to better serve its dealer network throughout the United […]

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Arriba Cases Expands East Coast Sales Team

Arriba Cases Expands East Coast Sales Team

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Due, the company says, to its high-quality products and good service, Arriba Cases is growing in the industry. The first company exclusively dedicated to supplying lighting and audio equipment cases, it has filled an important market niche. This success, in turn, has created a need for Arriba to expand its East Coast sales team. To […]

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P. Mauriat Announces ‘Give The Gift Of P. Mauriat’ Promotion

P. Mauriat Announces ‘Give The Gift Of P. Mauriat’ Promotion

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The fourth quarter is one of the busiest times of the year for sellers of fine brass and woodwind instruments, and P. Mauriat is taking a big step in giving consumers a great deal. As of yesterday, P. Mauriat has begun a rebate promotion called “Give the Gift of P. Mauriat.” “A rebate program like […]

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Time To Register For The 2015 NAMM Show

Time To Register For The 2015 NAMM Show

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Registration opens today for NAMM members who plan to attend the 2015 NAMM show. The world’s largest trade-only event for the music products industry returns to the Anaheim Convention Center from January 22 to 25. NAMM show badges open doors to more than 5,000 music product, instrument and technology brands, special events, educational sessions and […]

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