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Video Didn’t Kill the MI Star

Video marketing is the fastest-growing segment of content and the one most likely to engage viewers. You may have noticed all of the biggest MI retail companies have invested deeply in video for years.
DPA Microphones, RCF Group

RCF to Acquire DPA Microphones

RCF Group signed a definitive agreement to acquire DPA Microphones A/S from The Riverside Co. DPA, based in Alleroed, Denmark, provides high-end professional audio microphone market for the live, broadcast, theatre and studio end-user segments. ...

McDonald Retires From Fender

Fender Musical Instruments Corp.’s (FMIC) Chief Product Strategist Richard McDonald, one of the company’s most esteemed and longtime employees, retired on Dec. 7. McDonald, known as a charismatic leader, beloved mentor and pivotal figure in the music...
Pioneer Corporation

Pioneer to Be ‘Revitalized’ Under New Investment Plan

Pioneer Corp. will receive a 77 billion yen (approximately $684 million) investment, as well as a cash offer to existing Pioneer shareholders of approximately 25 billion yen (approximately $222 million) to existing Pioneer shareholders, from global p...
Peter Frampton

Peter Frampton to Receive Les Paul Innovation Award

GRAMMY-winning guitarist, singer and songwriter, Peter Frampton, will receive the Les Paul Innovation Award at the 34th annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards, being held on Jan. 26 in Anaheim, Calif. The award is given to ...

25 Years of Lessons

Back in 1993, I began working in our industry. I was both very young and very determined. Over the last quarter century, I’ve made plenty of mistakes and have received assistance in more than a few successes. Two things have been constant over the co...

NAMM Introduces Career Center

NAMM has introduced The NAMM Career Center, a portal where employers and top-tier talent connect. NAMM members looking to post a position on the NAMM Career Center can post their first listing at no cost by using the promo code, LAUNCHFREE. Additi...

End The Year Right

As we are in the middle of the fourth quarter, one thing is on the minds of many independent retailers: building strong sales to finish the year successfully. As online giants and big-box stores continue to push their holiday marketing earlier each y...
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Gibson’s Memphis Operations Moving to Nashville

Gibson Brands Inc. is moving its Memphis, Tenn., operations to Nashville, effective once its lease expires in April. “After thorough evaluation, and amid the previously disclosed April 2019 expiration of our Memphis lease, we have determined that ...