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Summer NAMM’s Set to Sizzle in Music City U.S.A.

Summer NAMM’s Set to Sizzle in Music City U.S.A.

| May 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Roland’s CUBE Street EX PA Pack Stereo PA System And Accessories Package Yamaha’s New Concept In Acoustic Guitar Technology: The TransAcoustic Guitar Pioneer DJ Has Expanded Its HRM Headphones For Producers And Music Creators Hal Leonard’s “Hamilton Vocal Selections” Gets You Into The Hottest Show In Town The Retailer’s Summer NAMM Preview Is Your Go-To […]

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Straight From The ‘Hartland’

Straight From The ‘Hartland’

| May 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hartland Music 1125 James Dr. Hartland WI 53029 (262) 367-5333 hartlandmusic.com Mon – Thurs: 10am – 8pm Fri: 10am – 6pm Sat: 9am – 2pm Lawrence A. McDonald, D.M.A., Piano Technician and CEO Lawrence McDonald, CEO of Hartland Music and the Waukesha County Conservatory, has been a key fixture in the Hartland WI music market […]

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How To Compete Against The Net Goliaths

How To Compete Against The Net Goliaths

| May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Independent music store owners, from time to time, might find themselves musing over The Great Question that faces them in this age of instant information and Internet competition. The Great Question, of course, is this: “How can I compete against the Net Goliaths?” Before we tackle that question—and we will—I’ll tell you a story. One […]

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Five Minutes With…Manuel RodrÍguez, CEO

Five Minutes With…Manuel RodrÍguez, CEO

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Alongside the young upstarts that The Retailer featured in our March “Class of 2016” cover story, we also seek to spotlight companies whose rich, multi-decade heritage attests to the passion and dedication of a family business passed down from generation to generation. Perhaps no company in the music products industry exudes so proud a heritage […]

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Mics To Make The Heart Sing

Mics To Make The Heart Sing

| May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

For me, the quest for the perfect vocal mic to suit diverse live and recording situations is life-long. For that reason, I, as the MI Spy, was the ideal candidate to infiltrate the San Francisco Bay Area music scene. When buying a mic, there’s the question of how the frequency response works for a particular […]

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NAMM’s Music Industry Day Is Packed With Value

NAMM’s Music Industry Day Is Packed With Value

| May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Music Industry Day, NAMM invites musicians, songwriters, sound and recording professionals, music educators, and students to experience Summer NAMM. Held on Saturday, June 25 at Nashville’s Music City Center, Music Industry Day will open the doors to NAMM’s members-only tradeshow to learn and connect at professional workshops, where you can see the latest in […]

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NAfME Elects New Executive Director & CEO

NAfME Elects New Executive Director & CEO

| May 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

After a thorough review process, the National Executive Board of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and Michael Butera have agreed that he will not be returning to the association. Michael Blakeslee will now serve as the new Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer for NAfME. Blakeslee’s has a vast knowledge of NAfME, fostered […]

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Retailers Should Prioritize Service As Pro Audio Goes Digital

Retailers Should Prioritize Service As Pro Audio Goes Digital

| May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ever since the hi-fi’s heyday, audiophiles have been searching for the perfect sound system. And, whether they’re performing onstage or just listening to some tunes at home, music lovers want their sound to be on point. That’s why speakers, headphones and amps are just as important to MI stores’ bottom lines as guitars, drums and […]

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MI Company Proposes Plant Closure, Citing Redundancies

MI Company Proposes Plant Closure, Citing Redundancies

| May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Guitar Center Opens A Retail Location In Selden, New York NAMM’s Top 100 Dealers Soon To Be Celebrated In Nashville Blizzard Lighting’s Solar Cell LED Fixture Features Blinder Effects VocoPro Delivers Digital SD/USB Recorder With Mic/Line Mixer St. Louis Music Celebrates Record First-Quarter Sales Figures Citing Tannoy Redundancies, MUSIC Proposes Plant Closure Vnewsletter Sign-up Got […]

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Summer NAMM Gears Up For Burning Topics, Sizzling New Products

Summer NAMM Gears Up For Burning Topics, Sizzling New Products

| May 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Even though everyone, myself included, loves the weeklong music products frenzy that is the NAMM Show in Anaheim, it’s nevertheless true that Summer NAMM—the big show’s smaller, Nashville-hosted sibling—is the show to which I most look forward and at which I have the best time. The reason is simple: We frequently describe the music products […]

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