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September 2016 Digital Edition

September 2016 Digital Edition

| September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

COVER STORIES Gifts Unwrapped Although it might only be September, savvy retailers know that late summer/early autumn is the season to prepare for the holiday sales rush, when demand reaches a fever pitch and retailers make a large portion of their yearly profits. That’s why The Retailer’s Holiday Sales Guide remains one of our most […]

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JHS Appoints Paul Smith To Operations Director

JHS Appoints Paul Smith To Operations Director

| September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

JHS has appointed Paul Smith to the newly created position of Operations Director. The new role will encompass overall, board-level responsibility for the company’s sales and marketing departments, in addition to Smith’s present responsibilities for purchasing, logistics and JHS’ service department. According to Managing Director Dennis Drumm, “Day-to-day management of our sales and marketing departments […]

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SLM Expands Partnership With Latin Percussion

SLM Expands Partnership With Latin Percussion

| September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

St. Louis Music is expanding its selection of products by percussion brand Latin Percussion. Along with a wider spectrum of products, SLM is also offering Latin Percussion at improved pricing. “We are very proud and happy to broaden our relationship with Latin percussion,” SLM Marketplace Vice President Rich Dumstorff said. “As we grow into a […]

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Korg USA Embraces Charitable Activity

Korg USA Embraces Charitable Activity

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

More than 60 staff members from Korg USA Inc., and their families, joined more than 12,000 runners, walkers and spectators at the 2016 Marcum Workplace Challenge 3.5-mile run/walk at Jones Beach State Park on Long Island NY. The challenge donates its proceeds to the Children’s Medical Fund of New York, the Long Island Children’s Museum, Long […]

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Avedis Zildjian Hires New Category Manager, Cymbals

Avedis Zildjian Hires New Category Manager, Cymbals

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Avedis Zildjian Company has appointed Victor Filonovich as Category Manager, Cymbals, effective immediately. Filonovich joins Zildjian from Latin Percussion (LP), and he brings more than 25 years’ experience working with artists, dealers, distributors and consumers on developing compelling drum/percussion products and successful sales programs. Filonovich was recently the Global Director of Product Management for […]

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D’Addario Woodwinds Rebrands Rico, Royal Product Lines

D’Addario Woodwinds Rebrands Rico, Royal Product Lines

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

D’Addario Woodwinds has announced the rebranding of its Rico and Royal woodwinds products to include the “by D’Addario” endorsement. Rico, now Rico by D’Addario, has been the number-one student reed for more than 20 years. Rico by D’Addario reeds are unfiled, whereas Royal by D’Addario reeds are filed; both feature a thinner profile and blank. […]

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Sweetwater, Hello Music Settle Suit

Sweetwater, Hello Music Settle Suit

| September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sweetwater has settled its trademark-infringement lawsuit against Hello Music. In the suit, which was filed earlier this year, Sweetwater alleged that Hello Music illegally copied its online content, including product information and specifications, and posted them on the Hello Music site in order to promote the sale of audio technology and musical instruments. Sweetwater insisted […]

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TEAC Hires Director Of U.S. Sales

TEAC Hires Director Of U.S. Sales

| September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dean Tassio has joined TEAC as Director of U.S. Sales. In the position, Tassio will be responsible for overseeing sales of the TEAC USA Division of professional audio and audiophile products. Tassio brings to TEAC more than 35 years’ experience in the consumer electronics industry, most notably as Vice President of Sales with Polk Audio and […]

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Retail Boot Camp Returns To NAMM Show

Retail Boot Camp Returns To NAMM Show

| September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

The 2017 NAMM Show will open one day early for Retail Boot Camp, an intensive, one-day training program for your music retail business. Held on January 18 at the Anaheim Hilton in Anaheim CA, Retail Boot Camp will feature training for all music retail employees, including owners, managers, salespeople, marketers and administrative staff. For the […]

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Reverb Scores Hiring Hat Trick

Reverb Scores Hiring Hat Trick

| September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Reverb.com has hired Iain Butterwick, Manuel Leray and Nick Smethurst as Territory Managers for the U.K., France and Australia, respectively, to drive the company’s growth abroad. According to Kevin Drost, Director of International Strategy, “Reverb.com has dramatically changed the game for music gear buyers and sellers all over the world who previously would have found […]

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