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You Should Be Stocking Boutique Brands

You Should Be Stocking Boutique Brands

| November 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

I’ve seen this scenario play out twice: A guy comes into a local music store and heads straight for a particular brand of guitar, plays it for a while, brings it to the front of the store and asks the owner how much it is. The owner looks at the tag and quotes a sale […]

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Gretsch Celebrates 130 Years Of ‘Social Networking’

Gretsch Celebrates 130 Years Of ‘Social Networking’

| July 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s been said that good networks are the foundation of good business. Robert Kiyosaki, author of the popular book Rich Dad, Poor Dad, wrote, “The richest people in the world look for and build networks. Everyone else looks for work.” This year, as Gretsch celebrates 130 years of family-owned business, it occurs to me that […]

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Strength In Numbers: Why Join a Buying Group?

Strength In Numbers: Why Join a Buying Group?

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

You just opened your e-mail only to see an ad from a big-box or chain store offering the same merchandise to consumers at a lower price than you’re paying for it. How many times have you commented on (or griped, complained and ranted about) how these businesses have all the buying power because they have […]

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Rental Programs:  A Compelling Value Proposition

Rental Programs: A Compelling Value Proposition

| April 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

They’re A Continuing Profit Center, Sitting Alongside Regular Sales The desire to make music and share one’s art—whether you’re a member of a rock ‘n’ roll band, you’re a gigging DJ or you fall anywhere on the spectrum in between—is simply irrepressible, which means music product retailers can rest assured that the market’s long-term future […]

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Solutions For Amplifying Modeling Processors On Stage

Solutions For Amplifying Modeling Processors On Stage

| April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Traditionally, the guitar amplifier was really an extension of the electric guitar. The amplifier was as much a part of a guitarist’s tone as was the selection of guitar body, fingerboard and pickups. Over the years, guitar amplifier designs have been offered in multiple flavors, each offering the guitarist a different sonic signature with which […]

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Looking to Find Your Place?

Looking to Find Your Place?

| January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Think NAMM Young Professionals! By Mark Despotakis One of the things that give the music industry great character is its diversity of talent. We all come to the industry with a great passion for music. Just as there is a wide range of music styles and products, there is also a wide range of people […]

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Getting Educated Is The Key To Survival!

Getting Educated Is The Key To Survival!

| January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Rebecca Apodaca This will be this writer’s 37th Winter NAMM show. As a retailer, a technician and an appraiser who has a store that sells school music and church music to pros and to amateurs, and as a writer for the industry, of course I’m going to the Idea Center sessions to learn as […]

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Reach For The Top With NAMM’s Top Dealer Competition

Reach For The Top With NAMM’s Top Dealer Competition

| January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Fred W. Gretsch For the third year in a row, NAMM will be holding its Top 100 Dealer Awards competition this year. Since 2011, the award has recognized the efforts of NAMM’s most creative and proactive retail members. In addition to choosing the Top 100, an independent panel of anonymous industry peers also selects […]

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MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR TIME AT NAMM

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR TIME AT NAMM

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

By David Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Cutting-Edge Solutions Winter NAMM is just around the corner, and attending the show offers plenty of potential to have a positive and dramatic effect on your business. Sure, it’s challenging to leave the store. But for those four days, the entire industry gathers, giving you the […]

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