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Keeping Time For Over 50 Years

Keeping Time For Over 50 Years

| July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

The 1960s marked a seismic shift in popular music, with bands like the Beatles bringing guitar music to the forefront like never before. That era also marked the start of Mansfield OH’s Metronome Music as we know it today: a full-line music store selling, servicing and renting everything from guitars and amps to drums, pianos, […]

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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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Just Another Day in Paradise

Just Another Day in Paradise

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Webster’s Dictionary defines paradise as “a very beautiful, pleasant or peaceful place that seems to be perfect,” and that is exactly what Bryan Loy hopes you’ll find when you visit Paradise Music. “I named my store Paradise Music because if a musician can shop at a store that has competitive pricing and that can take […]

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When You’re Here, You’re Family

When You’re Here, You’re Family

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Clark’s Music Center, of Jacksonville FL, is first and foremost a family business. Owner Clark Kirkwood, his wife Lisa, their son Joseph and Clark’s parents work in the store every day. And Chris Basile, a partner who works remotely from New Jersey, is considered a member of the extended Kirkwood family, as well. That sense […]

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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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