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2012: The Year In Review

Retailers Reflect On Triumphs, Challenges And The Future By Michelle Loeb In an industry as varied and as far-reaching as MI is, it’s difficult to get a tru...

Born In The U.S.A.

Our Annual Exploration Of Domestic Manufacturing Has Returned By Dan Ferrisi In this writer’s mind, it remains an open question as to whether a sticker read...
Rays of Hope

Rays of Hope

Summer NAMM Strengthens, But 2013 Is The Real Test By Dan Ferrisi Music City was rocking and rolling in July as it welcomed thousands upon thousands of mu...
Pladd Dot Music’s Devilcat Amplifiers

Summer NAMM Product Spotlight

Inaugural Edition Of A New Annual Tradition Compiled By Dan Ferrisi As I think you will have noticed, both by paging through this issue and by looking back ...

Music Retailers Rock the Capitol

Dealers, Manufacturers Unite To Trumpet Message Of Music By Dan Ferrisi One of the great things about living in a representative democracy is the fact tha...

GREATER THAN GOOD

The Second And Final Part Of 'The Good Stuff' By Dan Ferrisi At the risk of trotting out a shopworn cliché, The Retailer was given an embarrassment of ric...

Music City Mania

Summer NAMM Prepares To 'Take It To The Top' By Dan Ferrisi 'So…what will you be doing this July? Regarded as the height of the summer, this is the perfect ...

Pro-Audio Powerhouse

An In-Depth Look At A Key MI Market Segment By Dan Ferrisi When considering the scope of the music products industry, one easily zeroes in on guitars, basse...

THE GOOD STUFF

MI Industry Charitable  And Philanthropic Efforts Abound The Good Stuff  Everybody loves a feel-good story: an account of a person who (or a company that),...

THE ‘AX’ MAN COMETH

Guitar Manufacturers Share Their Expertise, Observations By Dan Ferrisi When people think about musicianship and music-making in general, it is probably a ...