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Put a Bow on It

Looking for some stocking stuffers (products to sell at your store) in The Music & Sound Retailer’s annual Holiday Sales Guide.

The Music & Sound Retailer’s 15th Annual Independent Retailer Roundtable

Two California retailers describe what is working right now in MI, what needs to be improved, how they survived during the COVID-19 pandemic, plus much more.


Shine a Light

At Fanny’s House of Music in Nashville, Pamela Cole and Leigh Maples seek to create a music store that serves as a safe and inspiring space for all musicians, no matter their gender, aptitude or walk of life.

Under the Hood

It is time to “Enter the Dragon” with Luna Ukes’ and Luna Percussion’s Henna Dragon Series.


Five Minutes With

Thomas Ripsam, who just took over as CEO of C.F. Martin, joins us to talk about his philosophy, taking over a company that is anything but broken and much more.

The Final Note

Antonio Ferranti, president of Proel North America, has always been interested in aviation and took lessons for several years to become a private pilot.


MI Spy

MI Spy heads to the Southern Tier and Central New York to check out four stores in person, as well as offers up two “honorable mentions.”


In the Trenches

The Summer NAMM Show was certainly different for Allen McBroom, but “so what?” That show was excellent in many ways, he says.


Dan Vedda has heard predictions of the demise of the acoustic drumset, the death of the acoustic guitar, the utter dominance of the DJ market ending live music, and the permanent replacement of electric guitar with synthesizers. However, these supposedly doomed market segments not only survived, but are bigger than before.





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