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Guitar Center Opens In Columbia SC

Guitar Center Opens In Columbia SC

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Guitar Center announced the grand opening of its newest retail location, covering 12,000 square feet in Columbia SC. The grand opening took place at 7 p.m. on April 9 at 253 Park Terrace Drive. Guitar Center’s Columbia location features modern showrooms equipped with the latest products for musicians—from guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments and keyboards to live […]

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PRS Guitars’ 30th Anniversary Concert & Celebration

PRS Guitars’ 30th Anniversary Concert & Celebration

| April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

To celebrate their 30th anniversary PRS Guitars is hosting a free two-day event this June 5th, featuring a star-studded concert at Rams Head Live in Baltimore MD and an open house at PRS Guitars’ manufacturing facility in Stevensville MD. Attendees to this all-ages concert will be treated to performances by Col. Bruce Hampton & The Aquarium Rescue Unit featuring Jimmy […]

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Yamaha’s New Institutional Channel Manager

Yamaha’s New Institutional Channel Manager

| April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Yamaha Corporation of America recently appointed Dan Rodowicz, a veteran manager with three decades of music education and retail experience, to head its Institutional Solutions Group (ISG) and Sales Department. Rodowicz will lead Yamaha’s team, focused on sales, service and support for the institutional/academic community throughout the country. In addition to his 30 years of experience […]

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MI Giant Lends its Support to a Fantastic Cause

MI Giant Lends its Support to a Fantastic Cause

| April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Zildjian Presents 2014 Dealer Awards Kala To Feature Aquila Strings On All Models Zoom N.A.’s TAC-8 Thunderbolt Audio Converter CAD Audio’s Zoe USB Microphone PRS Opens ‘West Street East,’ Starts Factory Tours Yamaha Helps Take On Type 1 Diabetes Hosted by Jill Nicolini Vnewsletter Sign-up Got something you think should be on Vnewsletter? click here   […]

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Synchrony Financial And Guitar Center Introduce Consumer Financing Program

Synchrony Financial And Guitar Center Introduce Consumer Financing Program

| April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Synchrony Financial, a consumer financial services company, has announced a new, multi-year agreement with Guitar Center to provide a private label credit program for customers. Synchrony Financial will work with Guitar Center, Musician’s Friend and Woodwind & Brasswind to offer special financing options to customers for the purchase of musical instruments, accessories and equipment through more than 260 stores across […]

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May Digital Edition: Pro Audio Issue

May Digital Edition: Pro Audio Issue

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Read the May Digital Edition of The Music & Sound Retailer! COVER STORIES Doing Well And Doing Good In our “The Good Stuff” story, we celebrate the music products manufacturers whose charitable, philanthropic and community-minded initiatives and activities serve to inspire the entire industry…and make our world a better place. Can You Hear Us Now? […]

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Guitar Market Strums With Life

Guitar Market Strums With Life

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

With all due respect to Meghan Trainor, it apparently isn’t “all about that bass.” Granted, she wasn’t talking about guitars, but we are. Acoustics had a banner year in 2014, with sales—in terms of dollars—rising 4.6 percent versus the prior year, according to MI SalesTrak. Electric guitar sales weren’t too shabby either, rising a strong […]

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Jammin’ With Guitar Makers

Jammin’ With Guitar Makers

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

A few times a year, The Retailer presents “roundtable-style” articles that focus on particular segments of interest within the music products industry. Because April is our annual Guitar Issue, it’s only natural, then, that we here offer a conversation with three prominent guitar manufacturers. It was our goal to speak to guitar makers that touch […]

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The Future Of Retail

The Future Of Retail

We’re living through the transformation of retail. Retail is going through what is perhaps its greatest revolution since the invention of mass production, and the musical instrument industry is unable to escape the implications of such a shift. MI retail has been changing for years, beginning with department stores, catalogs in the ’50s and shopping […]

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Brenden Cohen: CEO, D’Angelico Guitars

Brenden Cohen: CEO, D’Angelico Guitars

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Since April is The Retailer’s annual Guitar Issue, we set out a couple of months ago to book a fitting executive for this month’s “Five Minutes With” interview. In Brenden Cohen, CEO of D’Angelico Guitars, we think we’ve found just the right person. Although D’Angelico is a legendary name in the guitar market—John D’Angelico began […]

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