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Roland Acquires Majority Stake In V-MODA

Roland Acquires Majority Stake In V-MODA

| August 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Roland has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in V-MODA, the award-winning maker of high-fidelity headphones and audio devices. The strategic investment provides Roland and V-MODA with the resources to together develop the next breakthrough music products, accelerate product development and push the boundaries of audio innovation. Mr. Jun-ichi Miki, CEO of Roland said, “We’re […]

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CHAUVET DJ To Expand Presence At DJ Expo 2016

CHAUVET DJ To Expand Presence At DJ Expo 2016

| August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

CHAUVET DJ will have its largest presence ever at this year’s DJ Expo, which takes place at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City August 15-18. In addition to lighting the DJ Times Square Main Stage, the company will be sponsoring an informative seminar by popular DJ Jeremy Brech, holding a give-away contest and introducing a host of new […]

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The Roland Hybrid Experience Sets Up In 25 Dealer Locations

The Roland Hybrid Experience Sets Up In 25 Dealer Locations

| July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Roland Hybrid Experience Summer 2016 has begun. This unique, in-store experience allows drummers to learn about, explore and experience hybrid drumming firsthand. Hybrid drumming, a concept pioneered by Roland, takes the raw power of acoustic drums and adds the potential of electronics, giving users a drum kit that offers the best of both worlds. […]

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Deering Banjo Company’s Artisan Goodtime Banjos

Deering Banjo Company’s Artisan Goodtime Banjos

| July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

It has been more than 40 years since Greg and Janet Deering started Deering Banjo Company as a family business. In that time, the company has grown into the world’s largest manufacturer of American-made banjos, producing some of the best-made banjos on the market. That certainly includes the Goodtime series, which launched in 1996. To […]

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Problems Inherent In The Dealer/Supplier Marriage

Problems Inherent In The Dealer/Supplier Marriage

| July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

I’ve written an opinion column in our industry for almost 20 years—very close to a quarter-million words on events in our industry—and I often check my archives on certain topics so that I can attempt to contribute new (or, at least, updated) insights on the subjects I’ve written about. Yet, there are threads that have […]

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Content Is King: Part 2

Content Is King: Part 2

| July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last month, I began to discuss the rise of New Media and its impact on MI retail. I started by talking a little about the importance of generating original content, which can then be delivered via multiple channels, such as your Web site, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. In this month’s column, I want to […]

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Fishman Launches Free String Promotion Online To Drive Retail Sales

Fishman Launches Free String Promotion Online To Drive Retail Sales

| July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fishman is offering free D’Addario strings with the purchase of a Fishman Bluegrass or Strings family pickup in a special web promotion designed to increase customer floor traffic and build sales for retailers. Part of the company’s ongoing 35th anniversary celebration, the Free String promotion runs between July 1 and September 30, 2016, and is for […]

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NAMM Releases ’16 Global Report

NAMM Releases ’16 Global Report

| July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

NAMM Members are now able to view the latest global trends and music products data in “The 2016 NAMM Global Report.” The annual report is created by the organization for its global membership and captures a snapshot of music industry sales figures from 24 countries, including unit sales information, analysis, and import/export numbers for musical […]

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Spinning A Web Of Instrument Sales

Spinning A Web Of Instrument Sales

| July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

The shopping experience over the last decade has made a huge shift from Main St. to the computer screen, and even the smartphone app. So, it was only a matter of time before someone would merge the worlds of music making and online shopping in a way that was palatable to new and old players […]

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Janet Deering, CEO, Deering Banjo Company

Janet Deering, CEO, Deering Banjo Company

| July 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: “Front And Center” is brought to you by the Women’s International Music Network (The WiMN). The interviews showcase accomplished women who work in the music and audio industries, spotlighting successful female performers, manufacturers, retailers, educators, managers, publicists and others. Visit thewimn.com to view the weekly interviews and to learn more about how to […]

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