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Retailers Should Prioritize Service As Pro Audio Goes Digital

Retailers Should Prioritize Service As Pro Audio Goes Digital

| May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ever since the hi-fi’s heyday, audiophiles have been searching for the perfect sound system. And, whether they’re performing onstage or just listening to some tunes at home, music lovers want their sound to be on point. That’s why speakers, headphones and amps are just as important to MI stores’ bottom lines as guitars, drums and […]

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MI Company Proposes Plant Closure, Citing Redundancies

MI Company Proposes Plant Closure, Citing Redundancies

| May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Guitar Center Opens A Retail Location In Selden, New York NAMM’s Top 100 Dealers Soon To Be Celebrated In Nashville Blizzard Lighting’s Solar Cell LED Fixture Features Blinder Effects VocoPro Delivers Digital SD/USB Recorder With Mic/Line Mixer St. Louis Music Celebrates Record First-Quarter Sales Figures Citing Tannoy Redundancies, MUSIC Proposes Plant Closure Vnewsletter Sign-up Got […]

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Summer NAMM Gears Up For Burning Topics, Sizzling New Products

Summer NAMM Gears Up For Burning Topics, Sizzling New Products

| May 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Even though everyone, myself included, loves the weeklong music products frenzy that is the NAMM Show in Anaheim, it’s nevertheless true that Summer NAMM—the big show’s smaller, Nashville-hosted sibling—is the show to which I most look forward and at which I have the best time. The reason is simple: We frequently describe the music products […]

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Roland Supports CMF’s BRIDGES Benefit

Roland Supports CMF’s BRIDGES Benefit

| May 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Roland was the co-sponsor for the recent BRIDGES benefit gala and concert in Seattle, in support of the Children’s Music Foundation (CMF). Founded in 2009, CMF was created exclusively to promote the study of music as an educational tool in our elementary schools, to support school music programs and to promote music in education throughout […]

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Celebrating ‘The Good Stuff’ Going On In The MI Industry

Celebrating ‘The Good Stuff’ Going On In The MI Industry

| May 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Given how easy it is for all of us—retailers, manufacturers, reps and journalists alike—to focus solely on the next quarter, the next meeting or the next issue, it’s important to remind ourselves now and then that there are causes larger than ourselves and our businesses. Whether it’s a research hospital that treats deadly diseases, an […]

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QSC Hires Humphrey

QSC Hires Humphrey

| May 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

QSC, LLC, has appointed Chris Humphrey to the position of Vice President, Marketing. In his new role, Humphrey will oversee all of the company’s global marketing activities and initiatives for the Professional, Systems and Cinema Divisions of QSC. Chris Humphrey  brings a rich career of global marketing experience in technology-oriented businesses to QSC, with more […]

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Shure Hires VP Of Operations

Shure Hires VP Of Operations

| May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Shure has hired Jamie Griffin as its Vice President of Operations. Griffin comes to Shure from Lenovo, where he was Director of Operations in its Global Supply Chain organization. Before joining Lenovo, Jamie worked at Pentamaster, a material handling and automation solutions provider, launching and managing three sales and service operations in Europe and the U.S. Previously, […]

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May 2016 Digital Edition

May 2016 Digital Edition

| May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

  COVER STORIES At Your Service Whether it’s a research hospital, an organization that feeds, clothes and shelters the poor, or a program that provides musical instruments for people who’d otherwise not have access to them, charitable organizations deserve our attention and support. That’s why The Retailer publishes our “The Good Stuff” cover story every spring. Some […]

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MI Industry Abuzz as Manufacturer Files Another Lawsuit

MI Industry Abuzz as Manufacturer Files Another Lawsuit

| May 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Make Music Day, An Annual Celebration, Is Quickly Approaching Universal Percussion Files Suit Against The Avedis Zildjian Co. Radial Launches TONEBONE Bumper Compact Instrument Selector Korg USA Debuts Stageman 80 Stereo 80-Watt Portable PA System Sabian Bows New School Music Rewards Program For This Year Yamaha Appoints Lisa MacDonald Director Of Marketing For B&O Vnewsletter […]

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Guitar Center Opens Selden NY Store

Guitar Center Opens Selden NY Store

| May 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Guitar Center recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest retail location, covering 11,000 square feet in Selden NY, the company’s 272nd brick-and-mortar location. The grand opening took place April 21, at 201 Independence Plaza, Selden NY 11784. The Selden location features modern showrooms equipped with the latest products for musicians—from guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments […]

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