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Guitar Center’s Drum-Off Prepares For Semifinals, Finals

Guitar Center’s Drum-Off Prepares For Semifinals, Finals

| November 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Guitar Center continues its annual search for the top undiscovered drummer, through its 28th annual Drum-Off challenge. Drummers across the country began competing over three months ago at Guitar Center stores nationwide, among a pool of over 4000 participants. Semifinals Following several rounds of competition, the top 30 drummers (six at each location), in five […]

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Guitar Center Grabs Headlines Once Again

Guitar Center Grabs Headlines Once Again

| November 10, 2016 | 2 Comments

Roland Showcase Makes A Big Splash In The Big Apple Claudio Tristano Named Winner Of Guitar Center’s OnStage Program Hal Leonard Acquires Schaum Publications Samson Technologies Appoints KMC Music As Distribution Partner This Month, We Celebrate Lesser-Publicized Music Products Vnewsletter Sign-up Got something you think should be on Vnewsletter? click here   Want to advertise your […]

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Benefit Concert For Music Programs Is A Smashing Success

Benefit Concert For Music Programs Is A Smashing Success

| November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

D’Addario Foundation Benefit Concert Shatters Expectations Yamaha Promotes Respected Company Vet Garth Gilman Line 6 Is Now Exclusively Distributed By Hal Leonard Shure’s Among Top 10 Most Innovative Companies In Chicago 141st AES Convention Brings The Very Best To Los Angeles Don’t Forget To Nominate Your Favs For Music & Sound Awards! Vnewsletter Sign-up Got […]

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MI Retail Powerhouses Explain How To Maximize Profits By Selling Accessories

MI Retail Powerhouses Explain How To Maximize Profits By Selling Accessories

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fishman Ships Townsend, Carpenter Fluence Signature Pickup Sets Cort Guitars Releases AB850F Acoustic Bass Model Korg USA Unveils Its New microKORG-S Denon DJ Releases MC7000 DJ Controller Accessory Items Continue To Be A Major MI Profit Center Vnewsletter Sign-up Got something you think should be on Vnewsletter? click here   Want to advertise your products on […]

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MI Spy Revs Up

MI Spy Revs Up

| October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

When I attended college, everyone remarked about how odd it was that a native Floridian would choose to attend school in the New York ’burbs. To this day, I still live just outside the Big Apple, but I return at least once a year to my beloved hometown: Daytona Beach FL. The city occupies a […]

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Indie Dealers Rise Up: The Independent Retailer Roundtable

Indie Dealers Rise Up: The Independent Retailer Roundtable

| October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

For its brand identity, The Music & Sound Retailer tries to be the champion of brick-and-mortar, mom-and-pop, independent music stores. Perhaps no annual feature better presses that case than the Independent Retailer Roundtable, which is now in its 11th year. At a time when the competitive landscape can be particularly daunting and when music store […]

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Big Impact Without The Budget

Big Impact Without The Budget

| October 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

For independent, brick-and-mortar retailers, whether in a big town or a small one, staying top of mind with customers is a daily focus. As indie stores, we usually take more of a grassroots approach to building our brand and customer base. Word of mouth is huge. So, with every interaction, we strive to be memorable […]

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Ludwig Drums’ Evolution Drum Set

Ludwig Drums’ Evolution Drum Set

| October 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

The music products industry is constantly striving to create new customers while, at the same time, satisfying the needs of seasoned musicians. As such, MI manufacturers spend much of their creative capital devising user-friendly, entry-level instruments that will appeal to young people and beginners, as well as innovating on tried-and-true designs to create specialized products […]

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Whose Music Store Did The MI Spy Secret Shop This Month?

Whose Music Store Did The MI Spy Secret Shop This Month?

| October 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Blizzard Lighting’s Kryo.Morph Beam/Spot/Wash Effect Fixture Pioneer DJ’s XDJ-1000MK2 Multiplayer Alfred Music’s Christmas Piano Series, By Catherine Rollin Sondpex Electronics’ KoolMax 40-Quart Cooler With Built-In Sound System Catch Up With MI Spy’s Latest Adventures In The Music & Sound Retailer! Vnewsletter Sign-up Got something you think should be on Vnewsletter? click here   Want to advertise […]

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Schumer, D’Addario Team For Reelection Commercial

Schumer, D’Addario Team For Reelection Commercial

| October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

D’Addario & Co., Inc., was selected as a featured New York company for one of a handful of commercials that are running as a series for Sen. Chuck Schumer’s reelection this year. The ad, which was shot at D’Addario’s headquarters in Farmingdale NY, features Sen. Schumer and D’Addario’s CEO, Jim D’Addario. The 30-second spot focuses on […]

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