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St. Louis Music Purchases H.W. Products

St. Louis Music purchased the assets of H.W. Products Inc., a maker of brass and woodwind cleaners and accessories since 1975. With this purchase, SLM acquired 100-percent ownership of the H.W. brand. “I’ve had the pleasure of doing business with ...

November 2018 Digital Edition

COVER STORIES State Your Case All the latest news happening in the bags, cases and accessories segment of MI, crucial for add-on sales at your stores. Baker's Dozen The Music & Sound Retailer brings back its popular "Salute to Lesser-Publ...

A Home Run in Cincinnati

Michael Schear didn’t set out to be a music store owner back in 1991, when Antonio Violins opened its doors. By trade, he worked in sales, distributing paper and chemicals to large and small businesses that developed film. But outside of work, Schear...

Tariff Talk

We’ve had our “Made in the USA” feature for several years running now. But this year, it perhaps takes on a new meaning. Tariffs are no longer a “what if?” scenario. They are in fact here, with the U.S. Government imposing tariffs on several types of...
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Former Ticketmaster CEO Joins Gibson’s Board

Former Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard has joined Gibson Brands Inc.’s board of directors. According to multiple reports, Hubbard is currently launching a new ticketing platform to rival Ticketmaster named Rival. Hubbard led the ticketing division...

The Truth About Debt

Debt. That one word may cause more gastric upheaval than any other word in the English language. It can be simultaneously viewed as a positive building tool and as an evil, cash-sucking vacuum. Managed properly, debt can allow a business to grow and ...

Musician’s Friend Introduces Mobile App

Musician’s Friend Inc. launched its next-generation mobile app, available for both iPhones and Android devices at their respective app stores. Available now for free download, the Musician’s Friend mobile app lets end users shop for gear from the pal...

Music Distributors Association Ceases Operation

Dallas, Texas-based The Music Distributors Association announced it is ceasing operations and therefore will cancel its Jan. 22 “Show & Tell” event in Anaheim, Calif. Below is the Nov. 2 email the organization sent out. “The Music Distributors...

QSC Opens Training Center

QSC opened its Boulder Training Center in Boulder, Colo., providing a hands-on learning environment to deliver QSC ecosystem training to integrators, programmers, consultants and end users. “Training is one of the most effective ways QSC connects ...

Kyle Thomas, Artist Marketing B&O Manager, D’Addario

Ohio native Kyle Thomas had been playing drums for several years professionally, but in 2016 he decided he couldn’t pass up the opportunity to join D’Addario, where he works out of both the company’s Brooklyn, N.Y., and Farmingdale, N.Y., offices. He...