Tag: April 2013 Issue

PRS Guitars’

PRS Guitars’

| April 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

2-Channel Custom Amplifier PRS Guitars, based in Stevensville MD and in business since 1985, has become known over the past nearly three decades—by retailers and players alike—for building some very cool, great-sounding electric, acoustic and bass guitars, as well as boutique-style guitar amplifiers. It’s renowned for its Private Stock guitar department and, in a similar [...]

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Ana Jaramillo: National Sales Manager, CHAUVET DJ

Ana Jaramillo: National Sales Manager, CHAUVET DJ

| April 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

No one would dispute that, over the past several decades, a lot has changed when it comes to careers and the workplace. Setting aside the obvious technological changes like Internet usage and social media integration, we also see people’s tenures at companies becoming more fleeting. Whereas, decades ago, people might spend their entire career working [...]

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Sleuthing In ‘The Steel City’

Sleuthing In ‘The Steel City’

| April 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

He did it again… The Chief gave me an assignment in a city that’s typically blustering with snow and wind in the middle of winter. “The assignments have to be done well in advance of their being published,” The Chief said. But, this time, I fooled the weather and The Chief. You see, on the [...]

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Rental Programs:  A Compelling Value Proposition

Rental Programs: A Compelling Value Proposition

| April 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

They’re A Continuing Profit Center, Sitting Alongside Regular Sales The desire to make music and share one’s art—whether you’re a member of a rock ‘n’ roll band, you’re a gigging DJ or you fall anywhere on the spectrum in between—is simply irrepressible, which means music product retailers can rest assured that the market’s long-term future [...]

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This Grandma’s No Little Old Lady

This Grandma’s No Little Old Lady

| April 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Grandma’s Music & Sound is currently the largest music store in the state of New Mexico—in terms of both square footage and sales—but that wasn’t always the case. Thirty years ago, when Micky Patten first moved to Albuquerque, he barely intended to open a music store in the first place. “No one was hiring,” recalled [...]

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Apassionata

Apassionata

| April 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Almost all of us are passionate about something, and virtually all of us want to share our passion. Whether it’s music, cooking or our favorite football team, few of us pursue these passions privately. We thrive when we interact with kindred spirits, and we get excited when we introduce our consuming interest to someone new. [...]

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Rick’s Music Honors ‘Student Of The Decade’

Rick’s Music Honors ‘Student Of The Decade’

| April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Guitar student Dan Griffin of Taunton MA was honored as Raynham MA-based Rick’s Music World’s first “Student of the Decade,” announced in front of a full house at its Annual VIP Holiday Student Bash event. Presenting the award were Griffin’s guitar teacher of 10 years, Mark Carvalho, plus Rick and Robin Santos, Owners of Rick’s [...]

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