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  • Market Profile: Greater Los Angeles – MI in the City of Angels

    Christian Wissmuller | ArchivesJanuary 2024Special Report | January 9, 2024The second largest metropolitan area in the United States, Greater Los Angeles is also home to some of the world’s most significant suppliers of musical instruments and gear. Read More...
  • 31st Annual Dealers’ Choice Awards

    Christian Wissmuller | ArchivesDecember 2023Special Report | December 13, 20232023 saw record-breaking numbers in Dealers’ Choice Awards (DCAs) voting, as well as some of the tightest races, per category, in the awards’ 31-year history. In addition to some repeat winners, this year welcomes a handful of new victors – including a few upsets. Read More...
  • 2023’s Top Print Music Titles

    Christian Wissmuller | ArchivesDecember 2023Special Report | December 13, 2023Happily for our industry as a whole, enthusiasm for learning music and advancing existing knowledge continues to soar. Read More...
  • 42nd Annual America’s Top Music Chains

    Christian Wissmuller | ArchivesDecember 2023Special Report | December 13, 2023As the dealers represented in this report are privately held, the data being presented in “America’s Top Chains” was supplied by the companies, themselves. In other instances, MMR filled in contact information and store-counts based on data available to our research team. Read More...
  • 2023 Holiday Buying Guide

    Christian Wissmuller | September 2023Special Report | September 8, 2023 New and Notable Gear to Stock Up Preparation for the Upcoming Holiday Season Read More...
  • Market Profile: Chicago – An MI City ‘Second’ to None

    Christian Wissmuller | ArchivesJune 2022Special Report | June 6, 2022With a city history punctuated with notable figures and milestones within blues, jazz, gospel, rock, punk, hip-hop, and pop, Chicago has left an undeniable mark on the music world. Heck, industrial and house music were both birthed in Chi-Town. Read More...
  • Chasing Dreams in the City that Never Sleeps

    Christian Wissmuller | July 2021Special Report | June 28, 2021MI Suppliers and Retailers on the State of MI in Metro NYC New York City – it’s legacy is undeniable, allure hypnotic, and it remains an unmatched force in popular culture on a global scale. The setting for some of the most storied clubs, shows, conservatories, and musical performances in history, “The City” used to […] Read More...
  • 57th Annual Supplier Directory

    MMR Staff | May 2021Special Report | April 30, 2021The Yellow Pages (remember those?) for our industry. To download a PDF of MMR’s 57th annual Supplier Directory, CLICK HERE Read More...
  • 2017 NAMM Best & Worst of Show Awards

    Christian Wissmuller | Special Report | February 14, 2017

    See who took the award for “Worst Surprise/Best Turnaround,” “Worst Mini-plague,” and “Best Eye-catcher,” among others. 

     

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  • 35th Annual America’s Top Music Chains

    Christian Wissmuller | Special Report | December 12, 2016

    As the dealers represented in this report are privately held, the data being presented in “America’s Top Chains” was supplied by the companies, themselves. In other instances, MMR made estimates based on data available to our research team.

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  • They’re Back (Almost)…

    Eliahu Sussman | Special Report | August 19, 2016

    Promos are nice, but relationships reap the rewards.

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  • The Once and Future Story of The Gretsch Company

    Rick Van Horn | Special Report | July 12, 2016

    MMR’s May issue “Century Club” story highlighted several venerable MI companies on the basis of their unbroken history of family ownership. But there’s another manufacturer that holds the distinction of being the only major American MI company to be returned to family ownership after a break. That company is Gretsch – which has had someone named Gretsch at the helm for 116 of its 133- year history, and still does today.

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