Anthony Vargas

NAMM ’16: The New Class

Anyone who has attended the NAMM Show could attest that the experience can be completely overwhelming. Between the sheer amount of gear on display, the top-tier...

In Memoriam: Morton Manus

Morton Manus, President of Alfred Music, passed away on January 9 after a battle with cancer. He was a devoted husband to his wife Iris for more than 60 yea...

Riding The Sound Wave

July is an especially exciting time for the music products industry. Summer NAMM is at the forefront of the thoughts of most music products retailers and manufa...
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Ethos Custom Brands

Ethos Custom Brands (ethoscustombrands.com) Owner Chad Little took a different route into the music products industry than most. “I started making cowboy bo...
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Pick-Up The World

For boutique companies, the NAMM show presents an opportunity to get on the industry’s radar without relying on huge advertising budgets. Take, for example,...
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Facet Mutes

Brass players looking for innovative new accessories for their instruments don’t typically have much to get excited about. However, Facet Mutes (facetmutes....
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Anthology Gear Wear

  The passion that is such an essential part of the MI industry is readily apparent at NAMM each year. This is especially true of the smaller, bouti...