round-tablePerhaps more than for any other reason, The Music & Sound Retailer exists to serve—and be the voice of—all those independent, brick-and-mortar music products dealers that serve their local community and foster the next generation of music makers, who not only will purchase gear over the next several decades but also will fill our world with music and all the joy it brings. As part of our continuing effort to stay in close touch with the independent retailer community, its concerns and its business realities, we bring you the annual Independent Retailer Roundtable—now in its eighth year—giving the proprietors of some of the most respected, most successful indie stores in our industry the chance to share their thoughts with the broader community.

This year, we’re honored to have four distinguished participants for our roundtable: Marion Holloway of Monroe NC-based Holloway’s Music (www.hollo; Louise Mullins of San Marcos TX-based Mazak Music (; Will Burgin of Athens TX-based Guitars Etc. (; and Keith Morehead of St. Charles MO-based ATD Guitars (

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