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The August 2019 Digital Edition

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Articles from the August 2019 Issue

Best & Worst in Show at Summer NAMM 2019

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Christian Wissmuller, Victoria Wasylak •
  • August 2019
  • Show Report
• August 11, 2019
The best & worst of what we saw at Summer NAMM 2019. Read More...

The MI Industry Descends Upon ‘Smashville’ for a Triumphant Summer NAMM 2019

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Christian Wissmuller, Victoria Wasylak •
  • August 2019
  • Show Report
• August 11, 2019
“It seemed to me that this year’s Summer NAMM Show was particularly important for the industry,” says NAMM president and CEO Joe Lamond. Read More...

They Will be Heard! Clarinet Suppliers Embrace Innovation While Honoring Tradition

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Christian Wissmuller •
  • August 2019
  • Roundtable
• August 11, 2019
We recently touched base with five major clarinet vendors to get the skinny on what’s hot with this market segment in 2019… Read More...

Anton Krutz – The Journey of a Passionate Craftsman

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Denyce Neilson •
  • August 2019
  • Features
• August 11, 2019
In 1976, eight-year-old Anton Krutz left St. Petersburg, Russia with his parents to begin a new life in the United States – in Kansas City, Missouri, to be exact. His father, Misha Krutz, had accepted the position of principal bassist with the Kansas City Philharmonic. Read More...

Ring the Bell: Back to School Sales

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Christian Wissmuller •
  • August 2019
  • Survey
• August 11, 2019
For some MI retailers, the weeks leading up to the new school year represent amongst the most robust sales in the calendar year. To capitalize further on the profit potential of this season, many dealers host “Back to School” sales – and even those who do not often take a moment to refocus and reenergize the whole team. Read More...

The Best of Both the Past and the Present: Fender’s Justin Norvell Dishes on the New Vintera Series

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Christian Wissmuller •
  • August 2019
  • Upfront Q&A
• August 11, 2019
MMR recently chatted with executive vice president of Fender Products, Justin Norvell to talk about this impressive new line of affordable (honestly!) axes that have replaced the venerable Mexican-made Classic Series. Read More...

Wham, Bam – Thank You, NAMM

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Menzie Pittman •
  • August 2019
  • Small Business Matters
• August 11, 2019
Ahhh… you are back in the office and now the real work begins – reviewing your take-aways from Summer NAMM. Read More...

Confessions of a Succession Planner

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Jaimie Blackman •
  • August 2019
  • The Sound of Money
• August 11, 2019
After almost two decades as a financial advisor, there is one lesson I have learned that I can reveal with completely certainty: people are “planning averse.” Read More...

Fighting the Good Fight and Connecting with Kids

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Christian Wissmuller •
  • August 2019
  • Editorial
• August 11, 2019
We report often on the valiant efforts of the likes of NAMM’s annual D.C. Fly-In and other organizations (VH1’s Save the Music, Mr. Holland’s Opus Music Foundation, and countless along the same vein), but – as the Grammy Music Education Coalition recently reported – 3.8 million preK-12 students in the nation don’t have access to music education. Read More...

What’s in Store for Store Rents

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Dan Daley •
  • August 2019
  • Last Word
• August 11, 2019
Depending on where you live, you may have noticed that a rather large number of retail storefronts have been sitting empty for a rather long time. Long, as in years, in some cases. Read More...

What’s in the August 2019 Issue of MMR…

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hoff •
  • August 2019
• August 8, 2019
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