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Last Word

Dan Daley

A scene in an episode of the HBO series Vinyl likely had MI retailers laughing. James Jagger – yes, the son of Sir Mick – plays the leader of a punk band in New York circa 1973.

Read more: Certifiable

The Good Fight

Mary LuehrsenAfter more than ten years of music education advocacy and “storming the Hill,” it feels like we have been in a holding pattern since January 1, 2016 as the realities of the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) are sorted out and understood.

Read more: ESSA Passage Provides Opportunities to Expand Music Learning During the School Day: A Call to Action

Small Business Matters

If you are a business owner, a caring manager, perhaps a commissioned sales person, or even a sales rep for a manufacturer, you should be interested in this month’s installment of “Small Business Matters.”

Read more: Small Business Matters: 4 Behaviors to Help Bosses Beat the Blues


Legator Guitars' Ninja 300 Pro

Few instruments have inspired the type of passion as the electric guitar since the instrument’s introduction in the 1930s and subsequent evolution.

Read more: Plugged In – Part I: Electric Guitar Suppliers Discuss the 2016 Market

Show Report

From April 7 to 10, the Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre was the setting for a newly overhauled Musikmesse, showcasing the MI sector in Europe.

Read more: Musikmesse 2016 Premiere of New Show Concept


Chesbro band students in 1928

In this special feature, MMR turns the spotlight on family-owned American suppliers of musical instruments who have been in continuous operation for at least 100 years.

Read more: The Century Club - Family Values


With nearly 80 percent (79.4) of retailers participating in this month’s survey reporting that sales of wireless mics are either up or level when compared to this time last year, it’d be fair to say this is a robust market segment for MI. Moreover, slightly more (81.8 percent) note that intermediate – not low-end – units are what’s selling the most, which means that these wireless wonders are not only selling, but there are profits to be had.

Read more: Down to the Wire(less) Wireless Microphone Sales Making Strides


Christian Wissmuller

Trade shows and conventions – for many vocations, they’re an integral component to doing business, but opinions can nonetheless vary.

Read more: Conventional Wisdom (well, perhaps “Conventional Ramblings”…)

Current Issue

Jupiter Wind Instruments has announced the launch of its new website at

Read more: Jupiter Launches New Website for Educators, Parents, Students and Performers

Current Issue

LECTRICare Music/Electronics Specialty Maintenance Conditioner for Electronic Music GearSoundSynergies announced the release of a new product in its LECTRICare line of music maintenance products: LECTRICare Music/Electronics, created to maintain, condition, and lubricate electronic music gear and components.

Read more: SoundSynergies Debuts LECTRICare Music/Electronics Specialty Maintenance Conditioner for...

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