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In the August issue of the Music & Sound Retailer, we offer full recaps of both the Summer NAMM and NASMD shows. We also present two Five Minute With stories, including one company that made a big splash at Summer NAMM, plus much more.

Hal Leonard to Distribute Vidami

Vidami, a hands-free video looper that integrates with online video platforms helping guitarists and musicians learn to play quicker, named Hal Leonard its North American distributor for the United States and Canada. The agreement is effective immedi...
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Reverb Announces Grant Recipients

Reverb announced that it has issued a new round of musical instrument grants through its Reverb Gives initiative. Twenty-one organizations received grants from Reverb to purchase musical instruments for their youth music education programs, joining m...

Hal Leonard Completes First Virtual Music Education Summit

Hal Leonard has just completed its first-ever virtual music education summit, focusing on looking forward to returning and rebuilding school music programs this fall. The event included two days of presentations from a diverse group of experts in the...

Orbit Concepts Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Founded in 2011, Obit Concepts launched its very first DJ bag called the JetPack. It was designed for the working DJs with specific pockets and compartments that made it really easy to carry around DJ gear in an organized manner. The bag was built to...
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Reverb Continues to See Strong Sales Growth

Reverb announced that it continued to see growth in gross merchandise sales for Q2 2021 compared to the extremely strong growth in sales it reported a year ago. Reverb attributes its sellers’ success to the company’s continued focus on improving the ...
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Chaos Audio Represents the Next Generation of MI

Chaos Audio CEO Landon McCoy, who is just 21 and still studying at Florida State University's Panama City, Fla. campus, tells the Music & Sound Retailer how his pedal company got started, the challenges he faced starting a business, and how the p...