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We speak to a panel of recognized experts to discern the relative strength of the drums and percussion space, find out how retailers could better capitalize on manufacturers' products and, finally, discover what offerings are new or soon to be coming down the pike.
This article invites some of the most influential—not to mention successful—independent retailers in the MI business to share their insights with us, present some advice and deliver our industry's "state of the union" address.
This year's annual Holiday Sales Guide drew such an enthusiastic response that we literally didn't have page space to include everybody who submitted product information. So, we present Part Two this month, sharing even more hot holiday products.
Although temperatures are still pretty warm and the holiday season seems a long way away, it's never too early to start preparing for holiday sales. We offer a selection of products that manufacturers state will be hot sellers for the holidays.Perhaps you believe sales of DJ products in 2011 are break-even or even negative compared to last year. However, that's not the case. The DJ market is in transition. Meanwhile, it's also one of the hottest MI market segments.NAMM has taken its message to Capitol Hill, with focus on having the word "music" appear in the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act, and also intellectual property. From Russia With LoveMusikmesse is a Trend Setter
Japan's Tragic AftermathAcoustic Ascent
Gibson Fights Back
Shopatron 'Til You Drop
Class is in Session
Gibson Indictments Likely
NRF Talks Jobs,
Jobs and More Jobs
It’s a Record!
MSR Exclusive InterviewMusic Group's Master PlanKnock it Off With the Knockoffs!Music & Sound Award Nominees
Taylor-Made For EuropeWe Cover it All!
A ‘Super’ Party on Kent Island
‘Father of RMM’ Passes
Don’t ‘Skip’ this Story!
Skip’s Music Celebrates 30th Anniversary of its Special Event
I Just Wanna Bang
on the Drums All Day
Your One-Stop Shop For The Holidays!
Heathcare Provision Could
Be a Nightmare
America the Beautiful
Not Doubting Thomas
Mendello Retires, Thomas Named Fender CEO
Music City Mystery
|The Latest, Industry, Dealers, People and Product Buzz and Showcases.
The Music & Sound
A music store expands to a second location; another would-be burglar is nabbed; a prominent family business is under new ownership; a 75th anniversary is marked; and a retailer celebrated the grand opening of its newest retail store.
Five Minutes With
QSC's Joe Pham offers a detailed, wide-ranging interview during which he discusses his background and career trajectory, QSC's evolving product portfolio, the company's secrets to business success and the state of the market during this turbulent economic time.
Spy's travels to a vacation in the Florida Keys are interrupted by a sojourn in Fayetteville NC, where our intrepid undercover investigator looks for an affordable, but high quality, drum kit.
Mark Despotakis, Director of Market Development, Progressive Music, reminds readers about the numerous programs that are accessible to NAMM members.
Appraisal Scene Investigation
Rebecca Apodaca recently attended a concert in Los Angeles where the performers were the former customers of a retail music store called Phillips Music Company. She takes a closer look at the company, and the people behind it.
Gene Fresco quotes Thomas Edison as having said, "I love making mistakes, because it tells me what not to do." From here, Gene launches into his customarily practical, in-the-trenches salesmanship advice that will satisfy your customer, and make you money.
Business & Marketing
Every person, and every associated business, has to have a social media presence, right? David Hall, Vice President - Sales & Marketing, Pro-Active Websites, takes the mystery out of it, letting you know how to manage your presence in 20 minutes a day.
Dan Vedda opened a new store this summer. But, it was in the same location, with the same name and, at a glance, you wouldn't realize it was a new store. Huh? Dan tells you all about it.
Heidi Blackmer Robichaud:
Took a long journey to become the President of Earthworks Audio. However, she has many great tales to tell.
Gioia Molinari: For Gioia Molinari, who serves as Head of Marketing of RCF, a company based in Reggio Emilia, Italy, the path to our industry was a winding one. She shares her story with us.
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Hot For NAMM: Winter Show Smashes
Another Attendance Record
NAMM put another attendance record to shame this year. Here’s a recap of what happened during the star-studded event.
[online story] >>
Behringer’s Big Birthday Bash
We traveled to Zhongshan in the Guangdong province
of China to report on the fifth anniversary of Eurotec
Electronics, which produces Behringer products. There
were tons of surprises. Find out what and take a look at
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The Latest, Industry, Dealers, People and Product Buzz and Showcases.
Music & Sound Award Winners/Photo Spread
A complete list of award recipients. Congratulations to the winners!
NAMM Photo Spread
NAMM just wouldn’t be complete without showing you some of the sights.
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Proving that Spy can be anywhere, he/she journeyed to the Missouri/Illinois border this month.
Five Minutes With...
After her husband passed away suddenly on New Year’s Day in
2003, Ronni Ginott, a grant writer, assumed the helm at EM Winston and Rayburn Music. Here’s why the transition was so smooth.
This month, we enlisted the help of percussionist Eric Darken to
review Trash Kat.
Ravi on Record
Ravi, a man of many words, has plenty to share about his NAMM
Tag-teaming with Ravi on NAMM talk is Dan Vedda. Also on the
docket: the 20th anniversary of his Ohio store.
Column of the Month
If you wanted tips to specifically help you at your store, the NAMM Breakfast session about profitability was a “must-attend” event. If you didn’t make it, don’t fret. George Hines, owner of George’s Music and a panelist at the event, recaps the event for you.
Adam Schlesinger, co-founder of the band Fountains of Wayne,
started playing music at 5. He is certainly no stranger to MI stores.
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