sleighIt may only be September, but retailers like you know that the holiday selling season takes months to prepare for…and those preparations had better be right! After all, the fourth quarter is, for many retailers, the one that ultimately determines whether the year is boom, bust or somewhere in between. The critical importance of holiday sales to music products retailers is why, each year, we present the annual Holiday Sales Guide cover story, spotlighting a few dozen products that industry manufacturers say will be their hottest, most in-demand sellers this season. We received more than 80 submissions in total and, so, we can only include a sampling in this story (selected additional items will be run in Product Buzz in months upcoming), but the following products captured our attention as being highly likely to ring your register when it comes time to scratch off items on the Christmas list.
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