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SNEAK PREVIEWING THIS YEAR’S SWEETEST STOCKING STUFFERS

SNEAK PREVIEWING THIS YEAR’S SWEETEST STOCKING STUFFERS

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

We might be only two weeks removed from Labor Day, but the music store owners and operators who read these pages know that now is the time to prepare for the holiday selling season, the period when retailers like you make a huge portion of your yearly income. Perhaps the most important decision a dealer […]

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Music China Remains Robust, Growing

Music China Remains Robust, Growing

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Music China, one of Asia’s most important music trade shows, is on track for a record high in exhibitor numbers. As of August, more than 1,700 exhibitors from 27 countries and regions had confirmed for the 2014 show. Featured will be 11 international pavilions from Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the […]

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Fender’s Latest Plans Take Dealers By Surprise

Fender’s Latest Plans Take Dealers By Surprise

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pioneer Reported To Be Selling DJ Equipment Business Harman Pro Makes An Investment In Its AKG Brand Fishman’s Fluence Single Width Pickups Acoustic’s A20 Amp For Acoustic Instruments Peavey Deploys CHAUVET Professional Fixtures At DJ Expo FMIC Formulating Plans For Direct Sales Of “Fender” Products… and much more! Hosted by Jill Nicolini Episode No. 184 […]

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Three Music Veterans Join Sweetwater’s Team

Three Music Veterans Join Sweetwater’s Team

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sweetwater recently hired three nationally known music professionals: producer and keyboard player Phil Naish, drummer and vocalist Nick D’Virgilio and guitarist Don Carr. D’Virgilio and Carr, in addition to session work in Sweetwater Studios, will contribute to Sweetwater’s marketing efforts, providing educational content for Sweetwater’s customers through videos and writing. They will also conduct workshops, […]

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The Retailer Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The Retailer Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

| September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

The staff of The Music & Sound Retailer was recently nominated for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by Jeremy Payne of On Stage Stands and The Music People. In addition to accepting the challenge, The Retailer also made a generous contribution to ALS research. Check out the video below:  

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Zoom’s iQ6 X/Y Microphone For iOS Lightning Devices

Zoom’s iQ6 X/Y Microphone For iOS Lightning Devices

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Zoom North America continues to advance iOS recording with the release of the iQ6 stereo X/Y microphone for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The compact and lightweight iQ6 turns any Lightning-equipped device into a field recorder, suitable for podcasting and for capturing the sound of concerts, interviews, meetings and lectures with good fidelity. It […]

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Casio Encourages People To Celebrate The Gift Of Music

Casio Encourages People To Celebrate The Gift Of Music

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

September is National Piano Month and Casio America, Inc., is encouraging people and families that now is the best time to start making beautiful music together at home. Casio’s extensive portfolio of digital pianos, keyboards and learning resources offer people of all ages exposure to music with added benefits that include reducing stress, improving coordination […]

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Yamaha Names Harris Customer Support Manager

Yamaha Names Harris Customer Support Manager

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Yamaha Corp. of America (YCA) has announced that Carl Harris has been appointed as the company’s Customer Support Manager, leading Yamaha’s commitment to effectively serve the needs of its customers. Harris, who brings more than 15 years’ customer-service experience to his new position, said he plans to boost Yamaha’s support for those who use the […]

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Thunderball Marketing’s Stronger Than The Storm

Thunderball Marketing’s Stronger Than The Storm

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Thunderball Marketing (Avenel NJ) has been a distributor of consumer electronics, mobile audio, pro audio and musical instruments for the past 40 years, as well as a proud distributor of many equipment lines over those years. Prior to opening a distributorship, the partners of Thunderball Marketing were involved for many years in the New York […]

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Breaking Into The DJ Market

Breaking Into The DJ Market

| August 28, 2014 | 1 Comment

By Nithin Cherian, Marketing Manager, Live Sound, Yamaha Corp. of America Musical instrument retailers often face a common problem: reaching the DJ segment. Sometimes, the usual tactics, including advertising in trade publications and exhibiting at DJ trade shows, bring limited results. When asked how to crack the market, my usual reply is to offer some […]

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