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NAMM Study Shows Parents, Teachers Value Music Education

NAMM Study Shows Parents, Teachers Value Music Education

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Contrary to state and local pressures to de-emphasize and de-fund music and arts education, a new NAMM Foundation-funded, nationwide study of 1,000 teachers and 800 parents finds strong support for music education at all grade levels. The survey, “Striking a Chord: The Public’s Hopes and Beliefs for K-12 Music Education in the United States 2015,” […]

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Music Industry ‘Amplifies’ its Message at DC Fly-In

Music Industry ‘Amplifies’ its Message at DC Fly-In

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mackie’s ProFXv2 Series Professional Effects Mixers Roland’s JD-XA Analog/Digital Crossover Synthesizer Akai Professional’s MIDImix Portable Mixer/DAW Controller MI Industry Members Advocate In Washington DC “Special To The Retailer” Features This Month Hosted by Jill Nicolini Vnewsletter Sign-up Got something you think should be on Vnewsletter? click here   Want to advertise your products on Vnewsletter? click here […]

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Why Digital Wireless?

Why Digital Wireless?

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

There’s no question about it: the digital age is upon us. Most students would probably laugh—or be confused—if you asked them whether they used the library’s card catalog to complete a research project, and it’s become rare to see someone pull out a map when navigating a new city. With the days of cassette tapes […]

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Understanding Social Media Marketing

Understanding Social Media Marketing

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

There is a lot of talk about social media, and this topic has been addressed before. However, it’s a certainty that Social Media Marketing (SMM) is constantly changing. All music dealers are at a different stage when it comes to their marketing plans. Some are just getting started, whereas others are experienced pros. The spirit […]

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Just Another Day in Paradise

Just Another Day in Paradise

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Webster’s Dictionary defines paradise as “a very beautiful, pleasant or peaceful place that seems to be perfect,” and that is exactly what Bryan Loy hopes you’ll find when you visit Paradise Music. “I named my store Paradise Music because if a musician can shop at a store that has competitive pricing and that can take […]

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Everyone is Special, Except You: Why the Customer is Still Always Right

Everyone is Special, Except You: Why the Customer is Still Always Right

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Brad Shreve, Owner of Larry’s Music Center, told us a funny story recently. He was having a problem with one of the boxes provided by his satellite TV service, which he’d had for 10 years, so he called the 800 number. After explaining to the company that one of his set-top boxes had died, he […]

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Out With The Old?

Out With The Old?

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

As a consumer and a business owner, I rebel against being herded into new technology just because a company says I should use it. I have no problem with new gadgets…as long as I feel they help me do what I’d like to do. Save me time and money? Increase my productivity? I’m all in. […]

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Worldwide Community Preps for Make Music Day

Worldwide Community Preps for Make Music Day

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Celebrate Make Music Day On June 21st SLM Appointed To Distribute Ponzol Mouthpieces Orange Amplification’s Rockerverb MKIII Series Aguilar Announces Bass Pickup Sets PRS Readies 30th Anniversary Concert And Celebration Yamaha Unveils Three Key Management Promotions Hosted by Jill Nicolini Vnewsletter Sign-up Got something you think should be on Vnewsletter? click here   Want to advertise your products […]

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FX Made Easy

FX Made Easy

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Beginning DJs and party hosts who want to add some visual pop to their events with a colorful multi-effects lightshow will discover “gold” in CHAUVET DJ’s new JAM Pack Gold lighting package. This ensemble features four of today’s most popular party lighting effects in a single package: an LED derby effect, a red and green laser, a […]

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She Rocks Awards Nominations Open

She Rocks Awards Nominations Open

| May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) recently announced open nominations for its annual She Rocks Award ceremony, which honors women in music. It will take place January 22, 2016, in Anaheim CA, during the NAMM Show. Approaching its fourth year, the She Rocks Awards program has honored dozens of music professionals; they include multi-platinum […]

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