Celebrate Me Home

The Music & Sound Awards, now in its 29th year, celebrates the music products industry’s best dealers, manufacturers and products. Here, we unveil the manufacturers and products nominated this year, including quotes from them.

Launch Pad For Success

The NAMM show, set to take place in Anaheim next month, is not only the world’s leading music products exposition, but is, in fact, the single most valuable resource available to dealers like you.


Five Minutes With

Tom Sumner, Senior VP, Yamaha Corp. of America, delves into his personal musical background and describes how it contributed to a 26-year-strong career with the Yamaha organization.


MI Spy

Our sleuth shops for an acoustic guitar for a semi-fictitious 12-year-old boy in Eastern Fairfield County CT, abutting the fabled Gold Coast.


Special To The Retailer

What possibilities arise from aligning Hanser Music Group’s brands, dealers and fans, bringing them all to the same side of the table? CEO Gary Hanser tells us.

Shine A Light

Although you could say it’s hidden in plain sight, Vic’s Drum Shop in downtown Chicago might be the biggest dedicated drum store in North America.

Sales Guru

In his final “Sales Guru” column, Gene Fresco shares some parting thoughts with his loyal readers, offering a short retrospective.

Business & Marketing

Are you going to make a new year’s resolution for 2015? Well, how about making one for your business?


Dan Vedda says achieving success is never going to be as simple as jumping on the proverbial bandwagon…because the bandwagon keeps on moving.

Under The Hood

Numark recently released NV, an intelligent controller for Serato DJ that has grabbed the industry’s attention.

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