Michelle Loeb

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...

Music Zoo Bisou Bisou

Tommy Colletti pictured with Eddie Van Halen at the 2013 NAMM show. In the heart of Nassau County, overlooking both Roslyn Harbor and the Long Island Sound, i...

Some Like It Hot Licks

At the site of a former Frank’s Nursery and Crafts, not far off the main road at the center of Waldorf MD, sits Hot Licks Guitar Shop. The 9,000-square-foot, fu...

The Road To Success

If anyone had asked John and Gail Bruno 10 years ago about their professional plans, owning and operating a musical instrument store would not have likely been ...

Teach Your Children Well

For Howard Gittli, being the Manager of Louisville KY-based Mom’s Music is not just about making a sale. It’s about making a customer and—even more than that—it...