The Music & Sound Retailer: September 2019 Digital Edition


Lessons Learned

For Our 14th Annual Independent Roundtable, we present the Retailer’s NAMM University Session at Summer NAMM.

Gibson CEO’s Journey

‘JC’ Curleigh’s speech was a Summer NAMM highlight.


The Music & Sound Retailer’s Holiday Sales Guide

Summer NAMM in Photos

Under the Hood

Ukulele sales continue to ascend. We take a lengthy look at Amahi Ukuleles’ Classic and Exotic Wood Series.


Five Minutes With

Rob Hanson, sales and marketing director, John Packer Ltd., discusses the band and orchestra market, the differences between the U.S. and British markets, and much more.

The Final Note

Growing up for Joe Castronovo, president, KORG USA Inc., featured family car trips set to the soundtrack of Don McLean’s “American Pie.”


MI Spy

It’s been 50 years since Woodstock! MI Spy heads to the region to see if service is groovy.


Letter to the Editor

Backstage Music Allen McBroom’s heartfelt tribute to Fishman.

In the Trenches

Speaking of McBroom, he explains why it is so important to be prepared.

Retailer Rebel

There is a unique way to connect to your customers and the musician community as a whole. Gabriel O’Brien explains.

Shine a Light

Ninety years is a long time for any retailer to be in business. Alamo Music reveals its secret sauce.


When the dust settles, we’ll see a blend of shopping tactics, and the split will be defined by intent, states Dan Vedda.





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