Tag: December Issue

In Memoriam: Lillian Siegh

In Memoriam: Lillian Siegh

| December 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

NAMM’s longest living employee, Lillian Siegh, who served as Executive Secretary, has died at the age of 84. She played a vital role in the inner workings of NAMM for more than 35 years, where she began her career as a secretary, before retiring in 1984. One of her most important and enduring contributions to […]

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Ways To Profit As Customers ‘GET SMART’

Ways To Profit As Customers ‘GET SMART’

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

By David Hall, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Cutting-Edge Solutions It’s interesting to see how smartphone use has affected sales for brick-and-mortar dealers. Many feel that it’s starting to hurt their businesses. Customers come into your store, examine your products, play your instruments and then shop online for cheaper prices. But for every negative, there’s […]

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Supplier Service

Supplier Service

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Dan Vedda Today, our customers demand more from us than ever before. We’ve always had to be price competitive. Before the Internet, some guy across town took out full-page ads in the entertainment weekly that screamed, “We’ll beat ANY price!!!” Customers have always expected us to service the goods we sell, back up manufacturer […]

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Best In Music Celebrates 23rd Anniversary

Best In Music Celebrates 23rd Anniversary

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Best In Music celebrated its 23rd anniversary on September 21 and 22 with a huge sale and drawing. For the past 10 years, Best In Music has been hosting a huge anniversary event featuring live music, vendor-sponsored promotions, door crasher accessories, special event pricing and a huge drawing where more than $10,000 worth of product […]

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Michael Spremulli • CEO, Vision Musical Instruments

Michael Spremulli • CEO, Vision Musical Instruments

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Dan Ferrisi There are lots of people in the music products industry who can boast of having vision. After all, our space is teeming with product innovation, creativity and passion to make something beautiful. Michael Spremulli definitely has vision, which makes the name of his company, Vision Musical Instruments, quite appropriate. Spremulli essentially grew […]

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Don’t Worry About being the Star:  BE THE STAR MAKER

Don’t Worry About being the Star: BE THE STAR MAKER

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Gene Fresco Zig Ziglar is famous for saying, “You can get anything in life that you want if you help enough other people get what they want.” When we take the spotlight off ourselves and shine it on someone else, that person responds in incredible ways. Showing someone that we believe in him or […]

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A Tale Of A Fateful  Connecticut Trip

A Tale Of A Fateful Connecticut Trip

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

A bell rings out as we glide alongside a buoy bobbing up and down in the placid water. I’m slowly becoming hypnotized by the repetitive sounds of the rushing waves and the entrancing sights of undulating white foam that encircles and trails behind us. Today, I’m on a ferryboat headed to New England, and it’s […]

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‘GOTT’ MUSIC?

‘GOTT’ MUSIC?

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Rebecca Apodaca The modern Gottschalk Music Center’s history traces back to a business started in 1936, by John Gottschalk’s aviation pilot grandparents, out of their home. They lived in Adrian MI, about 85 miles southwest of Detroit. Without knowing it, they had filed the flight plan for their future grandson! The grandfather was a […]

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2012: The Year In Review

2012: The Year In Review

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Retailers Reflect On Triumphs, Challenges And The Future By Michelle Loeb In an industry as varied and as far-reaching as MI is, it’s difficult to get a true sense of the state of the industry across all geographic regions, product categories and other variables. To get a sense of where MI retailers stand at the […]

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Yamaha Drums Populate Monterey Jazz Festival

Yamaha Drums Populate Monterey Jazz Festival

| December 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Yamaha Drums, one of the longest-standing partners of the Monterey Jazz Festival, provided drum sets for all eight stages at the 55th anniversary of the event. Held annually at the 20-acre Monterey Fairgrounds, the festival featured performances by some of the biggest names in jazz, including several Yamaha artists. Yamaha provided eight drum sets, including […]

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