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Joel Menchey talks about becoming NAMM chairman

Joel Menchey Prepares to Be Incoming NAMM Chairman

Joel Menchey, incoming NAMM chairman, looks forward to an in-person Summer NAMM this year. In our latest special report, he also discusses business at Menchey Music Service and its eight stores. Watch the Retailer's interview with Joel Menchey bel...
Gretsch Drums presents 2021 Dealer Awards

Gretsch Drums Announces 2021 Dealer Awards Winners

Gretsch Drums announced the winners of the 2021 Dealer Awards. The Dealer Awards recognize outstanding commitment of the company's dealers. This year's winners displayed that commitment while faced with a year of unprecedented hardship and disruption...
Jeff Falgien

Jeff Falgien Named CEO of Texas Piano Group

Jeff Falgien, a piano industry veteran with a career spanning 44 years, has been named CEO of the newly formed Texas Piano Group LLC. In his role, Falgien will oversee the expansion of piano retail operations into underserved markets outside Texas...
C.F. Martin, Chris Martin

Chris Martin Discusses the Future of C.F. Martin and MI

In the latest special report from the Music & Sound Retailer, Chris Martin, CEO of guitar manufacturer C.F. Martin, talks about the company's succession plan, the next NAMM chairman, plus much more. Watch the interview below: https://www.yo...
David Starr of Starr's Guitars

David Starr Talks MI Retail and His Signature Guitar

In the Music & Sound Retailer's latest special report, David Starr, owner of Colorado-based Starr's Guitars, discusses business during the pandemic, as well as his limited-edition Breedlove guitar and working with John Oates of Hall and Oates fam...
NAMM's Top 100 Dealer Awards

Top 100 Dealer Awards Return to Summer NAMM

A longtime highlight of Summer NAMM, the Top 100 Dealer Awards honor the best retailers in the MI industry. This July, the event will return to Nashville, Tenn., with the goal of reuniting and celebrating the retail community. The Top 100 Dealer Awar...
MI Spy Visits Staten Island

MI Spy: The King Of Staten Island

MI Spy concludes a tour of the New York City metropolitan area by crowning “the King of Staten Island.” Next month, the Spy moves on to another region. Staten Island, the southernmost borough of New York City, doesn’t get enough respect, especially ...
Heil Sound, Hal Leonard

Hal Leonard Signs Distribution Agreement With Heil Sound

Microphone manufacturer Heil Sound has assigned distribution rights for the U.S. and Canada to Hal Leonard. Ash Levitt, president of Heil Sound, and Brad Smith, Hal Leonard's vice president of MI products, made the agreement. It goes into effect Marc...
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NASMD to Co-Locate Convention With Summer NAMM

For the first time, NASMD (the National Association of School Music Dealers) will co-locate its annual convention with Summer NAMM in Nashville in July. The NASMD Association represents retailers, manufacturers, and service providers who share a pass...