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Music City Goes ‘Girl Power’ Crazy

Music City Goes ‘Girl Power’ Crazy

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mérida Extrema Guitars’ Trajan T25 And T25-CES MusicNomad’s HumiReader Humidity And Temperature Monitor La Bella’s Vapor Shield Treated Electric Guitar Strings Tone Tubby’s Purple Haze Guitar Amp Speaker She Rocks Summer NAMM Showcase Performers Named Summer NAMM New Product Spotlight Is Set To Scorch! Hosted by Jill Nicolini Vnewsletter Sign-up Got something you think should […]

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Strategic Partnership Grabs Attention Ahead of Summer NAMM

Strategic Partnership Grabs Attention Ahead of Summer NAMM

| June 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Godlyke’s Maxon BD10 Hybrid Bass Driver PRS Guitars’ Four All-Mahogany “SE Standard” Guitars Ernie Ball’s Next-Gen Slinky Flatwound Electric Bass Guitar Strings On-Stage’s KPK6500 Keyboard Stand And Bench Pak Korg USA, Spector Bass Guitars Strike A Deal Summer NAMM Is Coming Your Way…And You’ve Got To Be There! Hosted by Jill Nicolini Vnewsletter Sign-up Got […]

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Dan Roberts: President, Manhasset Specialty Company

Dan Roberts: President, Manhasset Specialty Company

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

This month, our “Five Minutes With” interview features Dan Roberts, President of Manhasset Specialty Company, whose involvement with the music products industry goes back many years…but whose love for music and the beautiful instruments that make it can be traced back to childhood. Roberts’ extended conversation with The Retailer delves into his background and Manhasset’s […]

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The Map That Leads To You: Minimum Advertised Price:  Helpful Tool, Or Bane Of Retailers’ Existence?

The Map That Leads To You: Minimum Advertised Price: Helpful Tool, Or Bane Of Retailers’ Existence?

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Minimum advertised price (MAP)…. Few terms in the MI industry evoke as much emotion as this acronym. Not so many years ago, our industry was deeply involved in a race to the bottom: retailers started to sell online—shaving margins thinner and thinner—and hoping to make up for lower margins with higher-volume sales. The race got […]

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The Analog Synthesizer Renaissance

The Analog Synthesizer Renaissance

| June 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s no secret that we’re right in the middle of an analog synthesizer renaissance. We’ve seen consumer demand go through the roof for all things analog. This has a lot to do with “vintage” and “retro” being buzzwords, but there are also other contributing factors. They include the prevalence of EDM, a resurgence of ’80s […]

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Major Distribution Deal Brings Popular UK Brand Stateside

Major Distribution Deal Brings Popular UK Brand Stateside

| June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Connolly Scores Distribution Deal With Faith Guitars Zildjian Helps Honor Sam Ash’s 90th Anniversary XAct Tone Solutions’ Winford Drive Guitar Effect Pedal Perri’s Leathers’ Officially Licensed Guitar Bags CAD Promotes Roop To VP, Business Development Hal Leonard’s Mardak Helps Establish MarVan Scholars Hosted by Jill Nicolini Vnewsletter Sign-up Got something you think should be on […]

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Watermelon Music  ‘Juices’ The MI Scene

Watermelon Music ‘Juices’ The MI Scene

| June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Watermelon Music has gone through many iterations over the years, as Jeff Simons, its President, refined the brand to meet not only the needs of the community, but also his own high standards for what a music store ought to be. First as Davis Music in 1996, then as Second Street Music a few months […]

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A Changing Tide: Why Competition Is Key

A Changing Tide: Why Competition Is Key

| June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Over the last year, many, including myself, have written much about the state of MI retail. In my attempts to draw attention to areas in which MI retail must evolve, I’ve hoped to challenge the “business as usual” attitude that has plagued our industry for so long. As I read quotes from other MI retailers […]

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Find Your Weird

Find Your Weird

| June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Every now and then, we get a misdirected shipment, or the packing list from another dealer’s order is attached to mine. We make sure the stuff gets to its proper home, of course, but I am always fascinated to look at another dealer’s order, marveling at how different it is from an order I’d have […]

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Blizzard Lighting’s: LB-Par Hex Fixture

Blizzard Lighting’s: LB-Par Hex Fixture

| June 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Of all the diverse segments of the music products market, perhaps none has experienced stronger growth—and more rapid technological evolution—than the lighting segment has. And, among companies that serve the MI industry’s lighting needs, few offer Blizzard Lighting’s potent blend of great products, real value and dedicated support. The company, which was founded in 2010 […]

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