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Brenden Cohen: CEO, D’Angelico Guitars

Brenden Cohen: CEO, D’Angelico Guitars

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Since April is The Retailer’s annual Guitar Issue, we set out a couple of months ago to book a fitting executive for this month’s “Five Minutes With” interview. In Brenden Cohen, CEO of D’Angelico Guitars, we think we’ve found just the right person. Although D’Angelico is a legendary name in the guitar market—John D’Angelico began […]

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Greg Deering: Founder, Deering Banjo Company

Greg Deering: Founder, Deering Banjo Company

| March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

In some corners of the music products industry, people bemoan the fact that many of the most iconic companies in the musical instrument space—you know the laundry list of them—no longer have anyone in executive management with the name that the products bear. Of course, there are notable exceptions: Hartley Peavey still helms Peavey Electronics. […]

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Five Minutes With: Kurt Listug

Five Minutes With: Kurt Listug

| January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

For The Retailer’s January NAMM show issue, more so even than our other editions, we try to find a true industry luminary for our monthly “Five Minutes With” feature. It’s safe to say we succeeded this year by landing an interview with Kurt Listug, CEO and Co-Founder of Taylor Guitars, who’s spent a career helping […]

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Interview with Jack Higginbotham – President, PRS Guitars

Interview with Jack Higginbotham – President, PRS Guitars

| December 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

As detailed in last month’s Latest Buzz section, I had the privilege of attending Experience PRS for the first time this year, granting me the opportunity to witness firsthand the passion and enthusiasm of the PRS Guitars team, the company’s partners and the instruments’ loyal fans. Passion and enthusiasm also characterize this conversation with Jack […]

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Hartley Peavey: Founder & CEO, Peavey Electronics

Hartley Peavey: Founder & CEO, Peavey Electronics

| September 16, 2013 | 1 Comment

Some of the music products industry’s best ambassadors are the rock stars who inspire us with their success and whom so many of us try—or have tried—to emulate. But there’s also another kind of “rock star” in our industry: the people who have founded the companies that have become part of our industry’s DNA, earning […]

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Brian Gross: President & CEO, Bach to Rock

Brian Gross: President & CEO, Bach to Rock

| July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

In most Five Minutes With stories, we zero-in on a manufacturer in the music products space, talking to an executive about the company’s history, strategic positioning in the market, new product releases and so forth. This month, we have something a little bit different—but equally valuable—for you. Bach to Rock is an innovative, passion-fueled music […]

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Ana Jaramillo: National Sales Manager, CHAUVET DJ

Ana Jaramillo: National Sales Manager, CHAUVET DJ

| April 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

No one would dispute that, over the past several decades, a lot has changed when it comes to careers and the workplace. Setting aside the obvious technological changes like Internet usage and social media integration, we also see people’s tenures at companies becoming more fleeting. Whereas, decades ago, people might spend their entire career working […]

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Jeremy Payne • OSS Sales & Marketing Director, The Music People

Jeremy Payne • OSS Sales & Marketing Director, The Music People

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Given how dynamic and fast-evolving the music marketplace can be, very few manufacturers or distributors in the music products industry are content simply to rest on their laurels. Nevertheless, it is somewhat rare to find a company that takes self-betterment and continual improvement as seriously as The Music People (TMP), based in Berlin CT. Last […]

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Jack Long • Chairman, Long & McQuade And Yorkville Sound

Jack Long • Chairman, Long & McQuade And Yorkville Sound

| February 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Dan Ferrisi The music products industry is full of fascinating stories pertaining to how companies were founded, how partnerships were forged and the sometimes-unforeseeable ways in which firms evolve over histories that, in some cases, stretch back decades into the past. The story of how, in 1956, Jack Long created Long & McQuade, an […]

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Lori McCallian • CEO, Dean Markley USA

Lori McCallian • CEO, Dean Markley USA

| January 15, 2013

By Dan Ferrisi Our industry is fortunate to have a lot of big-name, iconic brands and individuals associated with it, and it’s pretty clear that Dean Markley would be near the top of anyone’s list. Dean Markley USA recently announced the appointment of Lori McCallian as CEO of both Dean Markley USA and Ultrasound Amplifiers, […]

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