Light at the End of the Tunnel

Why band and orchestra product sales and rentals are set for a resurgence.


Shine a Light

When Lindy Campbell opened Music on the Hill in July 2013, she had no business training or experience, and no idea how valuable her store would become to the music community of Washington, D.C. Learn how her store became a true standout in the nation’s capital.

Under the Hood

MI retailers are saying keyboards are so hot that they cannot keep them in stock. Help has arrived from Dover, N.J.-based Casio America Inc. via its release of three new Casiotone models: the CT-S1, CT-S400 and LK-S450.


Five Minutes With

Chris Martin IV, who in July will become executive chairman of C.F. Martin and also end his eight-year term on the NAMM Executive Committee, looks back on career highlights, what C.F. Martin seeks in its next CEO, plus much more.

The Final Note

Gibson Brands Inc. brand director Cesar Gueikian offers fascinating stories about concerts he attended, being a professional tennis player, surfing 30-foot waves in Hawaii, plus much more.


MI Spy

MI Spy makes one more virtual “trip,” this time heading to Utah to look for B&O products.


In the Trenches

If you’re a retailer, you know we’re no longer living in the “need it, order it, get it” world of 2019. That cozy world has been replaced with the “need it, who has it, who do I bribe to get it” world of 2021, and you need to shake it up to keep your store stocked, says Allen McBroom.


Dan Vedda has observed the return of a trend: impulse buying. It’s been a linchpin of the brick-and-mortar experience since before the pandemic, but now in-store customers seem to be shopping with a fresh outlook





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