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Editorial

The Hawaiian music duo Hapa has been the contemporary face of the islands’ traditional music culture for two decades.

Read more: Stop, Thief! – Online Tools Help Mitigate the Theft of Musical Instruments

Editorial

President Donald Tump has boasted in the past (he later backpedaled on this) that, as a second-grader, he punched his music teacher, giving him a black eye.

Read more: Suckerpunch

Editorial

Owners and managers operate at a very fast pace, but it’s not the pace that we need to be hyper-focused on; it is the prolonged exposure to running at such high RPMs that is critical.

Read more: Five Tips and Tricks to Avoid Burnout

Roundtable

Accessories are a consistent, reliable category for most MI retailers and it’s quite possible that nothing generates more traffic and sales than fretted string sets.

Read more: String Theory: Prominent Suppliers Discuss the Electric Guitar & Bass String Market

Survey

Reeds, drum sticks, clip-on tuners, stands, strings – these items and many more are essential to all active players of every ability level.

Read more: Taking on Internet Competition for Small-Ticket Items: Band & Orchestra Accessory Sales in 2017

Anniversary

The great American chain is one of the most versatile parts of our culture, but adding music stores into the rapidly- evolving retail equation usually isn’t very common. Yet, Music & Arts – a company on the brink of turning 65 – has already accrued 150 stores across the United States (that’s about two new stores every year they’ve been open, for the record).

Read more: Never Break the Chain: How Music & Arts Continues to Spread as One of the Country’s Largest MI...

Show Report

It’s always tough to top a major anniversary celebration, but the 2017 Retail Print Music Dealer’s Association gathering did its very best, assembling 49 dealer companies and 36 commercial companies to discuss the present and future of the print music industry.

Read more: Show Report: Embracing the Content Creator Mentality at RPMDA 2017

Spotlight

Whether he knows it or not, Menzie Pittman has always been an entrepreneur.

Read more: Keeping MI Retail Contemporary: Menzie Pittman of Virginia’s Contemporary Music Center

Features

Chris Syllaba’s 30-plus year career with Jordan Kitt’s Music essentially started by accident.

Read more: Jordan Kitt's Pianos: The Legend and Legacy

Features

Most musicians take the magic of cables for granted; German innovators KLOTZ, however, do not.

Read more: The Cable Connection: The Ascension of KLOTZ Cables

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