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Communication Breakdown

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about information. We live in the information age. We have the internet, computers, smartphones, social media, 24-hour news, ema...
Randy Shayler

The Head of the Class

Zeswitz Music just added the 18,000th instrument to its rental fleet — let the trumpets blare! Unlike the owners of most musical instrument stores, Randy Sh...

Maintenance Vs. Buying New

When I was 15 years old, I got my first car. It was a brown-and-white, four-door 1958 Chevrolet Biscayne. It had been my grandfather’s car, and it probably had ...

Seeking Gems in the Emerald City

I’ve traveled to a good mix of locations this year, visiting San Francisco, San Diego and Albuquerque in the west, Austin, Minneapolis and Dallas in the Midwest...

Zildjian Acquires Mike Balter Mallet

The Avedis Zildjian Co. entered into an agreement to acquire the Mike Balter Mallet Co., the world’s largest percussion mallet manufacturer. “We’ve long resp...

Bigger Than Ever

Winter NAMM is about to get even bigger. That’s saying something, as the show, taking place again in Anaheim, Calif., from Jan. 25 to Jan. 28, was named one of ...