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It Takes A ‘Villa’

It Takes A ‘Villa’

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Music Villa has been a part of the Bozeman MT music scene since the 1970s, but it’s under the leadership of Paul Decker that the store has really taken off, growing not only in its physical footprint but also in its online presence and its value to the community. Decker took over the store from […]

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A Retailer That Gives The People “Moore”

A Retailer That Gives The People “Moore”

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

The year was 2012. Brett Mulzer, an accomplished musician and music instructor, had been operating a world-class recording studio in a small town about an hour east of Evansville IN since 2005, and he decided to move his studio, and his family, to the city, where approximately 80 percent of his clients lived. Mulzer’s search […]

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A Hidden Treasure in The Heart Of Chicago

A Hidden Treasure in The Heart Of Chicago

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vic’s Drum Shop might be the biggest dedicated drum store in North America, but it would hardly be a surprise if you missed it on your last trip to Chicago. “We’re near the L train and the expressway, and we’re practically in the heart of downtown, so the store is easy to get to,” said […]

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The Mayor of Music City, Maryland

The Mayor of Music City, Maryland

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

In 1965, five miles south of Baltimore in Catonsville MD, a young musician and music fan opened a small eight-by-eight shop behind a coin shop and started teaching music lessons there. Almost 50 years and thousands of square feet later, Bill’s Music has become an irreplaceable part of the Catonsville music community, offering a one-stop […]

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Changing Of The ‘Gard’s’

Changing Of The ‘Gard’s’

| December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Gard’s Music was a mainstay of Glendora CA since opening in 1978, delighting the local MI community for generations. Daniel, Christy, Matthew and Ellen Sandt purchased the store in 2008 and, since then, what had been a small family business with a more-than-30-year legacy has developed into an ever-growing MI chain that strives to maintain […]

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More Than A Game Of Chicken

More Than A Game Of Chicken

| November 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Since opening on November 6, 1996, Matt’s Music Center has made a name for itself as a destination for guitar collectors and musicians alike. They’re also likely remembered as the guys in the chicken costumes. No, really! Matt’s Music Center 1597 Main St. Weymouth, MA 02190 781-335-0700 www.mattsmusic.com Mon-Thurs 12pm to 8pm Fri 12pm to […]

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Some Like It Hot Licks

Some Like It Hot Licks

| September 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

At the site of a former Frank’s Nursery and Crafts, not far off the main road at the center of Waldorf MD, sits Hot Licks Guitar Shop. The 9,000-square-foot, full-line MI shop has been a mainstay of the community for 28 years, serving musicians in the area for generations. “Just recently, we had a customer […]

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A Music Scene Rises In The ‘East’

A Music Scene Rises In The ‘East’

| August 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Over the past 12 years, Eastport Music Scene has developed into a mainstay of the Long Island community that shares its name. The store has become “a place musicians and budding musicians can conduct all music-related business in a friendly and creative environment,” the Owner, Thomas Peterson, explained. It’s also a supporter of the arts, […]

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The Road To Success

The Road To Success

| July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

If anyone had asked John and Gail Bruno 10 years ago about their professional plans, owning and operating a musical instrument store would not have likely been at the top of the list. Gail had been working in the corporate world for more than a decade, whereas John was a local musician who worked in […]

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The Sound Of The Underground

The Sound Of The Underground

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

The main location for All Music Inc. in Plainview NY, on Long Island, is in a precarious position within the area’s retail landscape. Not only are there two Sam Ash stores and two Guitar Center locations within a 15-minute drive, but the store itself is also only noticeable to the most eagle-eyed of customers. “We’re […]

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