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Can You Hear Us Now? Emerging Trends Boost Audio Segment’s Growth

Can You Hear Us Now? Emerging Trends Boost Audio Segment’s Growth

| June 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

More so than just about any segment of the music products industry, pro audio permeates every aspect of life. Whether you are in a church, a restaurant, a movie theater, a club or pretty much anywhere else, the chances are pretty good that a pro audio system is shaping your experience. The Music & Sound […]

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Roland’s JD-Xi Interactive  Analog/Digital  Crossover Synthesizer

Roland’s JD-Xi Interactive Analog/Digital Crossover Synthesizer

| May 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

In a music market that’s saturated with gear of all shapes and sizes, synthesizers still remain as popular as ever. If the 2015 NAMM Show was any indication, reissues are all the rage; the hottest models of the moment are based on the analog bad boys of yesterday. Last year, Roland, a company still at […]

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Daniel Sennheiser: CEO, Sennheiser electronic

Daniel Sennheiser: CEO, Sennheiser electronic

| May 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

With the May issue being our annual Pro Audio Issue, The Retailer had to find an executive whose stature—and whose company’s market position—merited him or her gracing our “Five Minutes With” feature. We secured an ideal interviewee in Daniel Sennheiser, who, along with his brother, Dr. Andreas Sennheiser, capably leads Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. […]

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Doing Well and Doing Good: Celebrating The MI Industry’s Charitable And Philanthropic Spirit

Doing Well and Doing Good: Celebrating The MI Industry’s Charitable And Philanthropic Spirit

| May 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

There are a lot of stories that, as Editor of The Retailer, I write every single year: “Born In The U.S.A.,” “Salute To Lesser-Publicized Music Products,” “Independent Retailer Roundtable” and several others. None of them, however, brings me greater pleasure and psychic income than writing this piece, which we colloquially call “The Good Stuff.” Here, […]

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NAMM Study Shows Parents, Teachers Value Music Education

NAMM Study Shows Parents, Teachers Value Music Education

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Contrary to state and local pressures to de-emphasize and de-fund music and arts education, a new NAMM Foundation-funded, nationwide study of 1,000 teachers and 800 parents finds strong support for music education at all grade levels. The survey, “Striking a Chord: The Public’s Hopes and Beliefs for K-12 Music Education in the United States 2015,” […]

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Why Digital Wireless?

Why Digital Wireless?

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

There’s no question about it: the digital age is upon us. Most students would probably laugh—or be confused—if you asked them whether they used the library’s card catalog to complete a research project, and it’s become rare to see someone pull out a map when navigating a new city. With the days of cassette tapes […]

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Understanding Social Media Marketing

Understanding Social Media Marketing

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

There is a lot of talk about social media, and this topic has been addressed before. However, it’s a certainty that Social Media Marketing (SMM) is constantly changing. All music dealers are at a different stage when it comes to their marketing plans. Some are just getting started, whereas others are experienced pros. The spirit […]

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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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Everyone is Special, Except You: Why the Customer is Still Always Right

Everyone is Special, Except You: Why the Customer is Still Always Right

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Brad Shreve, Owner of Larry’s Music Center, told us a funny story recently. He was having a problem with one of the boxes provided by his satellite TV service, which he’d had for 10 years, so he called the 800 number. After explaining to the company that one of his set-top boxes had died, he […]

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Out With The Old?

Out With The Old?

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

As a consumer and a business owner, I rebel against being herded into new technology just because a company says I should use it. I have no problem with new gadgets…as long as I feel they help me do what I’d like to do. Save me time and money? Increase my productivity? I’m all in. […]

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