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Lita Ford Selected As 2017 She Rocks Awards Honoree

Lita Ford Selected As 2017 She Rocks Awards Honoree

| August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) has announced that acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist Lita Ford will be a 2017 She Rocks Awards recipient. Recognizing women who stand out as role models in the music industry, the live awards event will take place on January 20, 2017, at 7pm in the Anaheim Hilton Hotel, during […]

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How To Supercharge Your Lessons Program

How To Supercharge Your Lessons Program

| August 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

For many MI retailers, the unfortunate fact is that simply selling musical instruments isn’t enough to survive and to thrive. That conundrum has led to the creation of the “add-on sales opportunity.” Considering that consumers must train to become proficient when playing instruments, perhaps MI retailers’ best add-on sales opportunity centers on offering lessons. Lessons […]

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Teton Guitars’ Arm Rest Series

Teton Guitars’ Arm Rest Series

| August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

For working musicians, the priority has always been value: getting a durable, dependable, great-sounding instrument, but at a price that won’t break the bank. Because the demand for such products is so high, lines targeted to the working musician are uniquely appealing to brick-and-mortar music stores, whose inventory decisions can be the difference between success […]

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What’s Trending?

What’s Trending?

| August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

At the beginning of June, Kleiner-Perkins partner Mary Meeker released the 2016 version of her now-essential Internet Trends Report. The venture capitalist tech guru tracks the ebb and flow of Internet, phone and media use, and she uses the stats to point out emerging trends that influence everything from the tech sector to the way […]

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Help Your Teachers Be More Effective

Help Your Teachers Be More Effective

| August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Music teachers are a key ingredient in the process of nurturing more music makers. It’s critical to their success, whether they are independent contractors or employees, that you provide the best possible teaching environment. Industry-wide, there are numerous resources available to help retailers start, maintain and improve their lessons program. Although many topics are centered […]

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Life Support: Staying On Top Of Tasks For Your Team

Life Support: Staying On Top Of Tasks For Your Team

| August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Several people have written to say that they appreciate how I use my own mistakes and shortcomings as examples when discussing how to do things better. To be honest, I don’t know any other way to do it. My only experiences are my own, and I figure that, if I can be honest about my […]

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A Bushel And A PLEK

A Bushel And A PLEK

| August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Crossroads Guitar Shop 6672 Arlington Blvd. Falls Church VA 22042 703.931.2139 Tues-Fri: 10am-6pm Sat: 10am-4pm Vince Nettuno, Owner Vince Nettuno had a longstanding love and appreciation of guitars, having been a player since he was 17 years old. However, the idea of owning his own music store didn’t come to him until 2006, when he […]

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Confessions Of A Retailer: Growing Pains

Confessions Of A Retailer: Growing Pains

| August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this article originally appeared on NAMM U Online at namm.org/nammu. It’s frequently said that multiple locations mean more work for less money. It’s said so often that, hell, it might even be true! So, in real “confessions” style, I’ll share with you some of the things I’ve learned and […]

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MI Spy: The Big Apple To The Big Easy

MI Spy: The Big Apple To The Big Easy

| August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

New Orleans LA is one of the most spirited cities in the United States. One of the major reasons for that is its rich musical history. The city is the birthplace of jazz, and one can hear that and many other genres of music playing at nearly any time of day, in nearly every part […]

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Five Minutes With Jim D’Addario, CEO, D’Addario & Co., Inc.

Five Minutes With Jim D’Addario, CEO, D’Addario & Co., Inc.

| August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Because The Music & Sound Retailer is targeted to, and written for, music products dealers with brick-and-mortar storefronts. We always make it a point to ask our “Five Minutes With” interviewee about the company’s efforts to serve its dealer partners. It’s fair to say D’Addario & Co., Inc., is renowned within the music products space […]

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