CITES Considers Revising Rosewood Rules
Plant committee acknowledges flaws in regulations and suggests less burdensome “interpretations,” but a formal rewrite has to wait until 2019. Fish & Wildlife Service emerges as unlikely industry ally
The CITES Plant Committee held an open meeting in Geneva last month, offering musical instrument manufacturers the rare opportunity to comment on and criticize the highly disruptive rosewood regulations... READ MORE
An In-Depth Look At The Worship Market
For a vibrant live music scene, skip the nightclubs and head straight to houses of worship. With more than 360,000 churches in the U.S., there is unquestionably more music performed on Sunday morning than Friday and Saturday nights combined. How big is the worship market? Credible evidence puts it close to 40% of total industry revenues. A look at the contemporary Christian music scene.
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Online Sales Tax Exemption Pressured By State Action
About half of the U.S. states have joined together in a bid to end the sales tax benefit enjoyed by online merchants that ship out of state. The States, which include Florida, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Texas, have offered merchants partial amnesty... READ MORE
Yamaha Drums Celebrates 50th With All-Star LineupYamaha Drums assembled nearly two dozen world-renowned drummers on September 30 for some dazzling live music, a celebration of the company’s innovation and success over the last 50 years, and an exploration of the company’s plans for the future. More than 400 people gathered... READ MORE
Q3 Retail Report: Hurricanes Irma and Harvey Impact Sales
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma had a significant impact on retail sales in the South Central region as dealers in that area reported a drop in sales and traffic during September. Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast as a Category 4 storm on August 26, leaving many areas... READ MORE