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DPA Microphones Announces New CEO

DPA Microphones Announces New CEO

| July 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

DPA Microphones, a manufacturer of high-quality miniature microphone solutions for professional audio applications, has announced that Kalle Hvidt Nielsen will become the company’s new Chief Executive Officer on September 1, 2016. At this time, Nielsen will succeed interim CEO, Thorsten Reuber, who has managed the company since January 25, 2016. “I’m thrilled to join such […]

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SLM Family of Brands Broadens With StagePRO

SLM Family of Brands Broadens With StagePRO

| July 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

St. Louis Music has added the StagePRO line of stands, cables and other combo accessories to its family of brands. Previously known as StagePRO by Hamilton, SLM Acquired Hamilton stands and StagePRO in November of 2015. “One of the most fortunate elements of the Hamilton deal was the acquisition of the StagePRO brand name,” said […]

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Challenging The Status Quo

Challenging The Status Quo

| July 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

I think anyone who knows me at all knows that I have an internal drive always to improve anything of which I’m a part. I’m never satisfied with the status quo, and my mind seems to be wired to push beyond boundaries and to try to improve things. Whoever came up with the saying “If […]

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Kala Brand’s 2016 Elite Ukulele Series

Kala Brand’s 2016 Elite Ukulele Series

| July 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

The popularity of individual musical instruments tends to be cyclical, with “hot” periods sometimes being measured in years and sometimes being measured in decades. For the past half-dozen years or more, the ukulele has enjoyed a renaissance in popularity that’s been driven not only by the instrument’s relative easiness to learn, but also by the […]

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MAPquest: MI Manufacturers Should Better Police Their Own Supply Chain

MAPquest: MI Manufacturers Should Better Police Their Own Supply Chain

| July 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

So much has been written about MAP policies—both pros and cons—that it would take more time to read it all than to binge watch the entire run of “Game of Thrones.” Aaand…here’s just a bit more. I’ve always felt that MAP as a price point has helped in the Cleveland OH area. Prices in C-town […]

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Ensuring A Successful Lessons Program

Ensuring A Successful Lessons Program

| July 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Lately, there have been a number of articles published that examine what it takes to develop a successful lessons component within your business. Personally, I have been fascinated with this topic and I’ve tried to read every one I could find! This is very close to me, because I live it every day. Our music-education […]

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Content Is King: Part 1

Content Is King: Part 1

| July 8, 2016 | 1 Comment

Every day, we are exposed to ever-growing amounts of media. I’ve touched on this when talking about various mobile and Internet technologies and their impact on retail. In last month’s column, I discussed unstores and other emerging retail trends, many of which are experience-based, rather than being centered on purchase intent. If those concepts seem […]

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The Mayor Of Rock City

The Mayor Of Rock City

| July 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

It was two years ago that The Music & Sound Retailer last spoke with Nick Marocco. At the time, Marocco was the Owner of Bluesairmen Guitars, where he and Sales Manager Joey Gaydos sold high-quality, used guitars, basses, amps and effects to Garden City MI music fans. Over time, Bluesairmen Guitars continued to grow. When […]

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Now Hear This!

Now Hear This!

| July 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

The postman might always ring twice, but The Chief texts only once. My flashing phone alerted me that my new assignment was in. At first, I thought I was heading to Pennsylvania. Then, however, I re-read the message and discovered that my new mission was to scout out a PA in Milwaukee WI. Most of […]

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Five Minutes With Courtland Gray, COO, Peavey Electronics

Five Minutes With Courtland Gray, COO, Peavey Electronics

| July 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

When one thinks about iconic music products companies with deep roots in the United States, Peavey Electronics comes to mind almost immediately. Already having marked 50 years, and boasting a peerless portfolio of patents, Peavey’s place among the legendary names of MI is secure. Nevertheless, in recent years, the company’s decision to move substantial manufacturing […]

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