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Drum & Percussion Sales in 2016

Read more: We’ve Got The Beat

Last Word

Music’s age of glorious excess, the one epitomized in the hard-rock parody “This Is Spinal Tap”, or in the less-celebrated and already-cancelled HBO series “Vinyl,” has been over for some time, with the limos replaced by Uber and the Bolivian marching powder replaced with hipster PBR.

Read more: 76 Trombones Led The Big... Wait, Make That 39 Trombones

Small Business Matters

Menzie PittmanWhat if you stopped and talked to a stranger sporting a music logo?

Read more: The Benefits of Conversation & Cooperation Versus Old School Competition


In Part II of MMR’s coverage of the unique product launch that took place on September 9, we are placing the spotlight on their DJ-inspired releases.

Read more: Part II of Roland’s 24-hour online music festival, “The Future. Redefined.”

Upfront Q&A

Boning Up on All That’s New for Tonebone

Read more: Radial Engineering’s Peter Janis


In 1935, Otto Lagervall, an inventor, entrepreneur, and musician, created a folding music stand that was unlike anything else on the market at the time. This breakthrough was key to the founding of the Manhasset Specialty Company in Lagervall’s hometown of Manhasset, New York. Today, the company is headquartered in Yakima, Washington and, some 81 years later, a refined version of this same music stand remains its flagship product.

Read more: Manhasset Stands 80 Years and Still Standing Strong

In the Trenches

Jeff MazzaI began my career delivering Lowrey organs in the summer of 1984. From the day I started I was told, “You missed it.”

Read more: The Last Dinosaur


I’m writing this issue’s editorial from the Music China show in Shanghai and, just as in previous years, what I’m struck by – not just at the Expo Centre, where you’d of course expect to hear non-stop music (or at least “musical noise”) – as I walk around the city, is the ubiquity of music.

Read more: Go East, Young Man! (Well, Not Necessarily Physically)


‘Start-up’ Drum Kits in 2016

Read more: Drumming Up Profits

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