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Special Report

The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the largest, most vibrant, and most economically robust markets in the country.

Read more: Selling and Producing MI Gear in (and near) the City by the Bay: San Francisco/Bay Area >>>

Special Report

Daily newspapers, magazines, works of literature printed on paper, greeting cards, graphic artists, the corner quick print shop – these are just a few areas being adversely affected by the age of the Internet.

Read more: The Death of Print Music? >>>

Special Report

“Overall, the Fly-In was memorable on several levels,” notes NAMM Foundation executive director, Mary Luehrsen, regarding this year’s trip to Washington D.C.

Read more: 2015 NAMM D.C. Fly-In: Largest Advocacy Gathering Yet! >>>


Perhaps no single MI product segment has been as radically transformed by the Internet age as print music.

Read more: Retailers Discuss the State of Print Music Sales in 2015 >>>

Last Word

We’ve talked about the return to the notion of craft in this space.

Read more: Is Customer Service a Dying Art? >>>


“It’s varied over time, but right now our typical customer is, in fact, a music student taking band or orchestra in school and the parents thereof,” explains Bronstein Music’s Rich Welker in this issue’s Market Profile of the San Francisco/Bay Area region, when asked about his core consumer base.

Read more: The Secret to Success? Adaptability >>>


“If you build it, they will come.” – Field of Dreams, 1989.

It sounds pretty simple in theory, at least it did to Rafael Atijas, founder and CEO of Loog Guitars.

Read more: Loog Guitars – If You Build It, They Will Play >>>


There’s a famous saying by Alexander Graham Bell – “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”

Read more: Thunder Road Guitars Takes Seattle By Storm >>>


The band instrument repair shop at Capitol Music in Montgomery, Alabama, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Read more: 60 Years of Capitol Music >>>

Profile of the American Music Dealer

Last year’s iteration of our yearly MI dealer count and breakdown was characterized by numbers that were, in some cases, radically different from the years immediately preceding 2014.

Read more: 25th Profile of the American Music Dealer >>>

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