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MI Spy Plays 20 Questions

MI Spy Plays 20 Questions

| July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

It was a great day for a drive to Silicon Valley, burgeoning hub of the modern technology boom and the location of massive, world-renowned headquarters that include the Facebook and Google campuses. Although I hit a couple of snags while taking 880 down, that wasn’t a surprise. Actually, 880 is almost always bad, and it’s […]

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Dave Dunwoodie: President, Graph Tech Guitar Labs Ltd.

Dave Dunwoodie: President, Graph Tech Guitar Labs Ltd.

| July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Over the past several years, if there’s one thing that virtually all brick-and-mortar music products dealers have agreed on in conversations with The Retailer, it’s that the accessories category has become incredibly important to the success of their stores. Indeed, I’ve heard the phrase “musical hardware store” more than once as a descriptor for the […]

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Keeping Time For Over 50 Years

Keeping Time For Over 50 Years

| July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

The 1960s marked a seismic shift in popular music, with bands like the Beatles bringing guitar music to the forefront like never before. That era also marked the start of Mansfield OH’s Metronome Music as we know it today: a full-line music store selling, servicing and renting everything from guitars and amps to drums, pianos, […]

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Poison in the Well

Poison in the Well

| July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

A couple years ago, I found myself continually at odds with several staff members at our store. As we often find in any organization, there was poison in the well. It was affecting the mood of our whole store, and I was desperate to find the source. Although the store’s Owner, Brad Shreve, tried to […]

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The Music & Sound Retailer: July Digital Edition

The Music & Sound Retailer: July Digital Edition

| July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

COVER STORIES Summertime Sizzlers! Twice a year, The Retailer brings you our trade show-centered product round-ups: the “New Product Spotlight.” This month, we focus on nearly three dozen sizzling Summer NAMM debuts. Music On ‘The Hill’ The annual NAMM Advocacy DC Fly-In brought together retailers, manufacturers, distributors, media members and celebrities, all of whom shared […]

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Widely Respected Retailer Opens Jaw-Dropping Music Store

Widely Respected Retailer Opens Jaw-Dropping Music Store

| July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sweetwater Expands And Enhances Music Store Yamaha Supports Program For Special Ed. Students TC-Helicon’s VoiceLive 3 Extreme (VL3X) PRS Guitars’ P245 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Fender Appoints Andy Mooney As New CEO SLM Has Purchased The E.K. Blessing Company Hosted by Jill Nicolini Vnewsletter Sign-up Got something you think should be on Vnewsletter? click here   Want […]

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Riding The Sound Wave

Riding The Sound Wave

| July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

July is an especially exciting time for the music products industry. Summer NAMM is at the forefront of the thoughts of most music products retailers and manufacturers, and with such a popular industry-wide event comes the attendant deluge of new product debuts and major announcements that will be the talk of the show, as well […]

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Music On ‘The Hill’: NAMM Delegates Meet With Lawmakers, Advocate For Music Education

Music On ‘The Hill’: NAMM Delegates Meet With Lawmakers, Advocate For Music Education

| July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Only rarely does my geeky fascination with American politics intersect with my love of music and my passionate belief in every child having access to music education. When a nexus is found, though, the experience can be almost indescribably rewarding. I had just such an experience this past May when, for the first time since […]

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KMC Music Inks Big-Time Deals

KMC Music Inks Big-Time Deals

| July 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Strengthening a percussion portfolio that already includes Gibraltar, Latin Percussion, Remo, Toca, Vater and Vic Firth, KMC Music recently announced that it has been appointed to serve as the sole U.S. distribution partner of Paiste America, which produces renowned lines of cymbals, hand cymbals and gongs, including the iconic Paiste 2002 Series and the highly […]

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Light Up Electron at Brooklyn Bowl

Light Up Electron at Brooklyn Bowl

| July 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Photo Credit: Scott Harris There are few really hot nightspots that pull together so many diverse elements as New York’s Brooklyn Bowl. After all, how many structures combine some edgy urban architectural elements with a real-life bowling alley? Or serve up a gourmet menu of hipster-meets-kosher food from a famed restaurant (New York’s Blue Ribbon)? All this […]

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