Post-Pandemic World Looks Bright for MI Retailers

The July NAMM U Virtual Summit offered plenty of tips and advice for MI retailers, much of which is offered here.

The Good Retail Stuff

MI retailers have done absolutely great things during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a sampling of some of these efforts.



Ravi Hutheesing pays tribute to the departed Greg Bennett, MI marketing guru and creator of “Greg Bennett Design” by Samick, Franklin fine-leather straps and the Glider rolling capo.

Special to the Retailer

eBay’s Chelsea Walsh discusses the importance of ecommerce for MI retailers.

MSR Special: The Candyman Strings and Things

The Candyman Strings and Things devised a way to make in-store lessons contactless. It is something all MI retailers can replicate.

MSR Special: Gibson

The hunt is on to find Gibson’s missing ledgers from 1959 and 1960, which most notably had all of the information about the 1959 Les Paul Standard.

Shine a Light

Old Town School Music Store sits tucked away inside the former Hild Library, an eye-catching art deco building from the 1930s that housed a WPA-era Regional Branch of the Chicago Public Library.

Under the Hood

Shure has teamed with Maroon 5’s Adam Levine for the AONIC 50 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones and AONIC 215 True Wireless Sound Isolating Earphones.


Five Minutes With

Even though we are going through very difficult times, find out why Armadillo Enterprises CEO Evan Rubinson is optimistic.

Making Waves

We start a new column with an interview with The Music People’s Sharon Hennessey.

The Final Note

The best advice DPA Microphones’ Chris Spahr ever received was simple. “Do the work! You can’t take shortcuts if you want to excel or be great at something. You have to put in the work.”


MI Spy

MI Spy made one more virtual visit to Minnesota; this time “traveling” to St. Paul.


Not Your Average Column

It is crucial to lead during these uncertain times. Tim Spicer offers advice on how to best approach this topic.


In a sense, some aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic have favored Skyline Music. “We have to take that advantage, though, and run with it. Here’s where we must get creative,” states Dan Vedda.





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