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Issue Articles

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

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

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

Victoria Wasylak •
  • 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

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

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

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?

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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Not Just Phoning It In: Manufacturers of Studio Headphones Innovate and Adapt to Cater to Today’s End-Users

Christian Wissmuller •
  • June 2018
  • Roundtable
• June 12, 2018

In 2018, headphones designed for professional studio use still have the same fundamental purpose and goal as always: true replication of source audio material and durability.

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Passing the Torch: NLFX Professional steps up as the MI dealer of Bemidji

Victoria Wasylak •
  • June 2018
  • Retail
• June 11, 2018

Not all music retail stores can last forever, but they can pass the torch to the next shop suited to carry on the MI duties in their community.

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Branching Out: After a Lifetime in Acoustics, The Music Emporium Moves into the Electric Guitar World

Victoria Wasylak •
  • June 2018
  • Retail
• June 11, 2018

To all the folks at Guitar Center locations around the country, the Music Emporium in Lexington, Massachusetts has a message for you: many, many thanks.

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Electronically Authentic: Roland Launches New Additions to Electronic Drum Line

Victoria Wasylak •
  • Issue Articles
  • June 2018
• June 11, 2018

Can electronic drums be authentic? For Roland, the answer is a resounding yes.

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Sign Here: Artist-signature guitars have their own narrative – one that can be helpful to retail

Dan Daley •
  • Issue Articles
  • June 2018
• June 11, 2018

The role of the signature artist-model guitar in MI retail has changed along with the culture of the guitar.

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