Current Issue


This issue’s dealer poll – sent to just over 300 MI retailers – on the topic of hollow body electric guitars provided both some expected results, as well as a few “Hmmm…” moments.

Read more: Gaining Momentum: Hollow Body Electrics Appealing to More and More Players

Show Report

Opinions differ wildly, depending on who you speak to as to the relative success of this year’s Musikmesse gathering in Frankfurt.

Read more: Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound 2018


In the 16-plus years I’ve been on staff at MMR there have been periodic rumors of Guitar Center’s imminent demise.

Read more: Something’s Gotta Give…Maybe?

Small Business Matters

At CMC we talk obsessively, but we don’t always talk exclusively about music. Sometimes, out of a random discussion, a pearl of wisdom will grace a conversation, and so the trick becomes a matter of learning to recognize those moments.

Read more: Does Your Business Pass ‘The App Test’?

Current Issue

Hindsight is usually more revealing than foresight, so when I reread a listing of topics I wanted to explore in my November debut 2017 MMR column, I was surprised to note that I had missed the most obvious and the most important point.

Read more: The Sound of Money: Curing Financial Pain

Last Word

Art and commerce have been uneasy bedfellows for centuries, and it hasn’t been getting any easier lately.

Read more: Art & Commerce

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