Michelle Loeb

The Little Store That Could

Island Music is one of the East Coast’s must-see musical instrument retailers, with a jaw-dropping inventory that literally goes from the floor to the top of th...

Peering Into Pro Audio

Leading Manufacturers Illuminate A Segment of Growing Importance As part of its annual exploration of the pro audio market, The Retailer sat down with three in...

UP, UPTOWN AND AWAY

It has been 23 years since Jim Nardi first opened Uptown Music in a 600-square-foot space located next to a hardware store. Although the store’s physical presen...

A Vintage Shop Grows In Brooklyn

A rarity among his contemporaries, Steven Uhrik, Owner of Retrofret Vintage Guitars (Brooklyn NY), grew his business out of a love for the technology behind mus...

The Center Of It All

Palatka Music Center has been offering a one-stop shop for the 11,000 residents of Palatka FL since opening its doors on October 29, 1979. The store not only of...

Changing Of The ‘Gard’s’

Christy and Daniel Sandt. Gard’s Music was a mainstay of Glendora CA since opening in 1978, delighting the local MI community for generations. Daniel, Christy...

2013: A Music Products Odyssey

Trends, Issues And Obstacles That MI Retailers Face As the holidays approach, yet another year in MI retail is winding down. Once again, this year was a mixed ...

Add-Ons Add Up

MI Retailers Talk Sales And Merchandising Of Accessories The building blocks that make up a successful independent MI store are a lot smaller than some might...

More Than A Game Of Chicken

Since opening on November 6, 1996, Matt’s Music Center has made a name for itself as a destination for guitar collectors and musicians alike. They’re also likel...