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‘Girl Power’ Goes Wild at Last Month’s NAMM Show

‘Girl Power’ Goes Wild at Last Month’s NAMM Show

| February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

She Rocks Awards Ceremony Honors Women During NAMM Show Shure Named One Of The Best And Brightest Companies To Work For Source Audio Introduces The Nemesis Delay Tom Oberheim And Dave Smith Unveil OB-6 Analog Synthesizer Alfred Music And The MI Industry Celebrate The Life Of Morty Manus Eight New NAMM Board Members Elected During 2016 NAMM […]

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Under The Hood: <br/>Casio’s CELVIANO Grand Hybrid Pianos

Under The Hood:
Casio’s CELVIANO Grand Hybrid Pianos

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Casio America, Inc., is a company whose considerable brand cachet extends across a number of technology-centered categories. Its company name and diverse assortment of products are commonplace in households across the globe, further buttressing the company’s enviable reputation. For Casio’s Electronic Musical Instrument Division, though, now is a particularly exciting time, ripe with product introductions […]

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HIJACKED!

HIJACKED!

| February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Thanksgiving Day, I witnessed a marketing hijack in the midst of all the Black Thursday…err…Friday hoopla. The TV was tuned in to NBC for the 89th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and my wife, bored with the lame lip-sync skills of soon-to-be-forgotten pop stars, started flipping around and found another parade broadcast. Not another parade, […]

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Buyers Are Liars!

Buyers Are Liars!

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the early part of my career in the music products industry, I had the privilege of working for Greg Billings in Milwaukee, selling pianos. It was an interesting time in the world of piano sales, with portable keyboards and digital pianos just starting to enter the market, as organs tried to hang on. The […]

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Missed Connections

Missed Connections

| February 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

On a Sunday recently, my wife and I attempted to go out to dinner. On our way, we tried to determine if several of our favorite restaurants were open. Several hadn’t claimed their Google business listing and didn’t have hours posted on their Web site—or, in some cases, even a functioning Web site. So, we […]

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The Only Living MI Store In Salem

The Only Living MI Store In Salem

| January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Music Workshop 379 S. Broadway Salem NH 03079 Phone: (603) 893-1544 mymusicworkshop.com Mon – Thurs: 10am – 9pm Fri: 10am – 6pm Sat: 10am – 5pm Sun: 11am – 4pm Sheila Byrne, Vice President and Treasurer In 1977, Sheila Byrne and her future husband, Ed, both having trouble finding jobs they loved in the […]

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CHAUVET DJ Honored At The NAMM Show

CHAUVET DJ Honored At The NAMM Show

| January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

It was déjà vu all over again for CHAUVET DJ at the NAMM Show. Just as it did at last January’s show, the company received a Music & Sound Award from The Music & Sound Retailer. The company’s Swarm 4 FX was recognized by The Retailer as Best Lighting Product of the Year.  The award was […]

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Independent Retailers Band Together to Shake Up MI Scene

Independent Retailers Band Together to Shake Up MI Scene

| January 28, 2016 | 1 Comment

Yamaha Introduces RevStar Electric Guitars CHAUVET DJ Offers Beamer 6 FX Multi-Effect Light PRS Guitars Adds CE 24 Bolt-On To Lineup Korg Bows minilogue Four-Voice Polyphonic Analog Synth You’re Not Alone…iMSO’s Got Your Back Vnewsletter Sign-up Got something you think should be on Vnewsletter? click here   Want to advertise your products on Vnewsletter? click here   […]

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You’re Not Alone

You’re Not Alone

| January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Owning and operating an independent music store can be an exciting, gratifying experience. I think many store owners got into this business with a bit of starry-eyed wonder. We were thrilled to be in the music business. We were the cool guys in town…the guys who owned “the guitar store.” Over time, reality sinks in. […]

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2015: The Year In Review

2015: The Year In Review

| January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Retailers Report On The Successes & Challenges That Last Year Brought As the music products industry was putting the finishing touches on yet another year, The Music & Sound Retailer reached out to four retailers to get not only their take on 2015, but also their hopes and predictions for the year ahead. The four […]

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