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Tariff Talk

We’ve had our “Made in the USA” feature for several years running now. But this year, it perhaps takes on a new meaning. Tariffs are no longer a “what if?” scen...

Drumming to a Different Beat

In many ways, the drum and percussion market is changing. As you will read in this story, YouTube drummers are now what the younger generation looks up to. Elec...

The Changing Face of Retail

In years from now, when we look back on 2018 regarding MI retailing, despite a shakier economy than in the most recent past, most will likely say the industry h...

Pro-Audio Services 101

One of the most pressing questions in MI retail — a question that was asked in countless conversations throughout the Anaheim Convention Center during The NAMM ...

MI vs. Amazon

Amazon is a 600-pound gorilla. Whether through organic growth, the entry into new industries or via acquisitions, Amazon, which now retails most anything you ca...

The Biggest Yet!

NAMM Breaks Another Record as 115,000 Pack the  Anaheim Convention Center The Music & Sound Retailer is celebrating 35 years in 2018. Way back in its fir...

Bigger Than Ever

Winter NAMM is about to get even bigger. That’s saying something, as the show, taking place again in Anaheim, Calif., from Jan. 25 to Jan. 28, was named one of ...

18-Product Salute

It’s November, and before you sit down for your Thanksgiving meal, it’s time to shine a really bright light (we’re talking long-burning, powerful LED bulbs) on ...

Overcoming Peaks & Valleys

We often publicize the many areas of innovation in the MI industry, whether it’s pro audio, DJ products, new guitar technologies and more. But certainly not to ...