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Articles from the July 2018 Issue

‘A Wonderful Gathering:’ Summer NAMM’s Unique Strengths On Full Display in Nashville in 2018

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Christian Wissmuller •
  • Current Issue
  • July 2018
• July 26, 2018
This Summer NAMM reflected the positive business conditions we find ourselves in,” observes NAMM president and CEO Joe Lamond. “To borrow a phrase from the Fishing Musicians, ‘the fish were biting, and those that were on the river were catching their limits.’” Read More...

Market Profile: MI Thriving in ‘Space City’

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Victoria Wasylak •
  • Features
  • Issue Articles
  • July 2018
• July 26, 2018
They say everything is bigger in Texas – but are the MI profit margins bigger, too? Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, spans 627 square miles and is one of Texas’ most populous cities. Coupled with the state’s musical notoriety, Houston’s makeup translates into a lucrative place to have an MI business – on paper, at least. Read More...

Turning the Tables: DJ Market Stable, End-Users Embracing Older Tech (According to Some)…

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Christian Wissmuller •
  • Current Issue
  • July 2018
  • Survey
• July 20, 2018

There were few “universals” to be drawn from this month’s retailer survey (sent out to over 400 MI dealers), but “consistency” seems to be one of them.

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Casio: In Key with Today’s Consumers

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Denyce Neilson •
  • Issue Articles
  • July 2018
• July 20, 2018

Currently the excitement at Casio is all about their latest CT-X3000 and 5000 series of portable keyboards.

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Beyond the Books: Alfred Music’s Initiatives in 2018

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Victoria Wasylak •
  • Featured
  • Issue Articles
  • July 2018
• July 20, 2018

It feels like just yesterday when Alfred Music’s Ron Manus was onstage at RPMDA in 2017 accepting the Dorothy Award.

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The NAMM Fly-In: It’s all about the T-shirt

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Menzie Pittman •
  • July 2018
  • Small Business Matters
• July 20, 2018

On my tenth anniversary of attending the NAMM Fly-In, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to reflect on the experience and the importance of this yearly NAMM event.

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I Want to Believe

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Christian Wissmuller •
  • Editorial
  • July 2018
• July 20, 2018

At the recent Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, Gibson was once again on-hand, after having opted out of the Anaheim gathering a few months ago.

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KPIs: The Secret Sauce to More Profit Value

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Jaimie Blackman •
  • Issue Articles
  • July 2018
• July 20, 2018

Peter Drucker, a leader in the development of management education, promoted business value as the primary goal of a firm.

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You Can Charter a Bus, but Can You Charter an Orchestra?

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Dan Daley •
  • July 2018
  • Last Word
• July 20, 2018

I thought I could take a look at how music education is faring in schools without having to reference politics. I tried, but I couldn’t do it.

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