Tag: November 2012 Issue

Oak Creek Is Making Sweet Music

Oak Creek Is Making Sweet Music

| November 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

In Oak Creek WI, Dana and Michele Clark opened a new store, Sweet Music, in the Market Place Village in August, reported oakcreek.patch.com. Both of them teachers, they teach, sell and repair a wide variety of musical instruments, ranging from guitar, banjo and mandolin to ukulele, dulcimer and drums. As the original story reported, since [...]

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Edwards Music Evokes The ‘Supernatural’

Edwards Music Evokes The ‘Supernatural’

| November 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

In Fayetteville NC, Edwards Music hosted a very cool event in July. That month, The Fayetteville Observer reported in its original story, 10 drummers competed in Supernatural Cymbals’ “I’m A Natural!” 2012 Drum Off. Every drummer had three minutes to play, with the winner earning a cool $1,000 in cymbals and prizes, as well as [...]

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JOHN KRUPA • Director of Sales, RCF USA

JOHN KRUPA • Director of Sales, RCF USA

| November 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Dan Ferrisi Noted New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman famously observed that the planet is getting “hot, flat and crowded,” the middle descriptor meant to convey our increasingly globalized marketplace and world. The global flavor of commerce is abundantly evident in the music products market, in which one finds several companies that are based [...]

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MI SPY: TEXAS RANGER

MI SPY: TEXAS RANGER

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The rest of the country (including our esteemed Editor) calls a writer of articles in this series a “Spy.” We here in the Republic of Texas would call him or her a “Ranger.” Chuck Norris jokes aren’t jokes here; they’re words of inspiration. We’re proud of how Frank Hamer nailed Bonnie and Clyde without wimping [...]

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LET THERE BE LIGHT(ING)

LET THERE BE LIGHT(ING)

| November 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

The music products industry exudes a “cool factor” that virtually no other industry can even approach, and for no segment of the market is this truer than for lighting, which can add flash and sizzle to a live stage performance…or even a local neighborhood music store. All one has to do is go to the [...]

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Tegeler Music Charts Successful Course

Tegeler Music Charts Successful Course

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By Rebecca Apodaca In 2003, Don Tegeler embarked on a journey that took him and his family out of the state of Florida and landed them back in his home state of Iowa to become President of Tegeler Music Enterprises, Inc. Tegeler had spent 10 years managing another music shop in Florida before coming home [...]

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ENTHUSIASM: Don’t Leave Home Without It!

ENTHUSIASM: Don’t Leave Home Without It!

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By Gene Fresco Years ago, when I was honorably discharged from the Air Force, I pondered what my career would be in civilian life. I read an article that said the three highest-paying careers were doctor, salesman and lawyer. Well, I didn’t have a medical degree and I didn’t have a law degree. So, I [...]

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How Music Retailers Can Benefit From CONSUMER SHOWROOMING

How Music Retailers Can Benefit From CONSUMER SHOWROOMING

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By David Hall, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Cutting-Edge Solutions A customer with a smartphone in hand walks into your store, studies your wall of guitars, plays a couple, snaps some pictures, scans a few barcodes and then leaves without a word. What was that? What just happened here? It feels like you’ve just become [...]

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Instrumentation Adaptation

Instrumentation Adaptation

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By Dan Vedda The fall school band season was interesting in our market. For years, it was about dealers jockeying for position. The traditional “school music dealers” would use their influence to lock down parent meetings, whereas smaller operators fought to get on “recommended” lists, undercut rental rates, or leveraged their student population and neighborhood [...]

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