Tag: Dan Ferrisi

Guitar Center Goes For The ‘Gold’

Guitar Center Goes For The ‘Gold’

| August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Annual Media Day Event Provides Insight Into GC’s Strategic Positioning On August 5, Guitar Center hosted industry trade publication editors, including me, at its Westlake Village CA headquarters for the 3rd annual Guitar Center Media Day. The daylong program allowed MI journalists to better understand GC’s strategic positioning, retail-store strategy and industry-outreach initiatives, as well […]

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Five Minutes With Mark Terry

Five Minutes With Mark Terry

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

KMC Music Headquarters Although “Five Minutes With” always seeks to host a prominent, well-respected, long-tenured veteran of the music products business, it’s quite rare that we score an interview with someone whose career is as illustrious as that of Mark Terry, CEO of JAM U.S. Music Group and President of KMC Music. The organizations with […]

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Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel Fine

Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel Fine

| August 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

NAMM Maintains Summer Show’s Multiple-Year Growth Trajectory All of us have our preferred metaphor for the Summer NAMM show. Joe Lamond, President and CEO of NAMM, has called it a “family reunion,” by which he means that those from all segments, corners and divisions of the music products community commune with one another while in […]

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Here Comes Santa Claus: Hot ‘Stocking Stuffers’ For The Holiday Season

Here Comes Santa Claus: Hot ‘Stocking Stuffers’ For The Holiday Season

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

It may only be September, but retailers like you know that the holiday selling season takes months to prepare for…and those preparations had better be right! After all, the fourth quarter is, for many retailers, the one that ultimately determines whether the year is boom, bust or somewhere in between. The critical importance of holiday […]

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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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ON TOP OF THE WORLD

ON TOP OF THE WORLD

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Every time I head out to Anaheim for the NAMM show, I know I have an incredibly hectic week ahead, this year involving everything from back-to-back manufacturer meetings and ConventionTV@NAMM reporting duties to networking with music products retailers and supervising the 27th annual Music & Sound Awards. That last one, though, is perhaps most fun […]

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