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TMP Pro To Distribute Martin Professional

TMP Pro To Distribute Martin Professional

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

TMP Pro Distribution has announced an agreement with Martin Professional, Inc., to distribute its line of professional products in the United States. Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, TMP Pro Distribution, a division of The Music People, Inc., the maker of On-Stage products, offers the value-added service of a family business with the expertise of […]

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Peavey Reorganizes Manufacturing Under New Globalization Plan

Peavey Reorganizes Manufacturing Under New Globalization Plan

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Peavey Electronics Corp. is reorganizing its worldwide manufacturing assets as part of a new globalization plan to ensure continued growth worldwide. The reorganization includes focusing U.S.-based manufacturing on Peavey’s premium products, and moving other manufacturing assets closer to its critical and emerging markets. The effort also involves modernization of production methods and a renewed focus […]

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Tech Genius Booked for 2015 NAMM Show

Tech Genius Booked for 2015 NAMM Show

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kaces’ Tweed Hardshell Electric Guitar Case CHAUVET Professional’s COLORado 2-Quad Zoom IP Hal Leonard’s Five Finger Death Punch Tab Book PreSonus’ Greatly Enhanced Progression 3 Steve Wozniak To Speak At NAMM Show The Retailer’s Holiday Sales Guide, Indie Retailer Roundtable Hosted by Jill Nicolini Episode No. 186 Vnewsletter Sign-up Got something you think should be […]

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‘Keys’ To The City

‘Keys’ To The City

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tucked in between idyllic Marin County—land of good eating, old-school hippie culture and scenic Mount Tamalpais hiking—and Napa County, which is otherwise known as the land of wine and hot springs, lies Sonoma County. A slice of land that comprises the northwestern county in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area, Sonoma doesn’t get a lot […]

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Yamaha Promotes Kerns, Appoints Hugues

Yamaha Promotes Kerns, Appoints Hugues

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Yamaha Corp. of America’s (YCA) Band & Orchestral Division has announced the promotion of Matt Kerns to Marketing Manager, Accessories, along with the appointment of Hallie Hugues as Marketing Specialist. Kerns brings 22 years’ music industry experience to his new role in B&O Accessories. Most recently, he served as Project Manager in YCA’s Customer Experience […]

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Progressive’s Still Impressive At 67 Years Young

Progressive’s Still Impressive At 67 Years Young

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Longevity is a true rarity these days across all industries and especially in the music products industry, where new sources of competition, growing economic pressures and an increasingly distracting everyday life are making it harder to gain and retain customers. And yet, despite all that, in the heart of McKeesport PA sits Progressive Music, a […]

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The Most Interesting Person I Ever Met

The Most Interesting Person I Ever Met

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

I’ve met hundreds of rock stars and country stars, but the most interesting person I ever met was not a musician; he was a master marketeer. His name was Earl “Madman” Muntz. I learned that he was developing a six-foot projection television and I got the bright idea to buy some for Sunn and offer […]

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Orianthi To Co-Host The 2015 She Rocks Awards

Orianthi To Co-Host The 2015 She Rocks Awards

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) has announced that Orianthi will co-host the 2015 She Rocks Awards. Honoring women who stand out as role models in the music industry, the She Rocks Awards is slated to take place Friday evening, January 23, in Anaheim CA during the NAMM show. “The She Rocks Awards does so much for women in […]

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Jim Mingo Returns To TMP Pro Distribution

Jim Mingo Returns To TMP Pro Distribution

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

TMP Pro Distribution, a division of The Music People, Inc., the maker of On-Stage products, has welcomed back James Mingo as National Accounts Manager. He’s rejoined TMP after a nearly two-year absence. Mingo brings more than 20 years of AV experience to TMP Pro. His expertise ranges from installation to retail sales to live sound […]

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Disintermediation

Disintermediation

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sometimes, my column is triggered by a news item; often, one specific encounter within our industry is the inspiration. But there are times when little bits of information from the world at large start sticking together and I sense a change in the Force, so to speak. Call it taking the pulse or sampling the […]

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