Dan Vedda

People Who Need People

Ours has always been a “people industry,” driven by the relationships we have with our customers, suppliers and colleagues. Some of those relationships are gear...

A Global Industry

Ideology aside, if there’s anything the last few months have shown us, it’s how things can go when we hunker down in our bubble and believe only what we want to...

Brick-And-Mortar Retail Lives

The 2016 Christmas Season (and, in retail terms, it’s hard to call it anything else) is in the books and, from my perspective, it was more positive than negativ...

Black Friday Behavior Modification

We’re in a period of rapidly changing shopping patterns, and it’s obvious, particularly post-Black Friday, that trends are just that: patterns on the move, rath...

The Cost Of Counterfeits

Although we hear a lot about the problems of infringement in music publishing, I think problems centered on counterfeit music products are equally dangerous, bo...
datahole

Incomplete Data: Part 2

In Part One of “Incomplete Data,” published in the September issue, I introduced a problem that, I believe, our industry has not addressed. That is, we do not k...

Tracking Incomplete Industry Data

I like to follow our industry statistics: number of storefronts, violin imports, sales totals and similar data. I find it problematic because, often, it reads l...

What’s Trending?

At the beginning of June, Kleiner-Perkins partner Mary Meeker released the 2016 version of her now-essential Internet Trends Report. The venture capitalist ...