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What Does The Political Battle Over Trade Mean For The Industry?

With Presidential Candidates Sounding Off On Trade, What Do Their Proposals Mean For The Music Industry, Which Has Engaged In Cross-Border Commerce For Centuries? Looking At The Complexity Of An Interconnected Industry

The music products industry has been actively engaged in cross-border trade for centuries, dating back at least to when Antonio Stradivarius was shipping violins throughout Europe. In the 1890s, New York-based wholesalers were almost entirely dependent... READ MORE




Building On A Storied Legacy

Guild’s new leaders Tim Miklaucic and Jonathan Thomas—guys who “live and breath guitars”—vow to restore the brand to its former prominence, building guitars “you don’t want to put down.”

Ask Tim Miklaucic, founder of Córdoba Music Group, why he acquired Guild Guitar two years ago, and he is quick with an answer: “It was a once in-a-lifetime opportunity to buy an iconic brand name.” “Iconic” is one of the more... READ MORE



Why Every Dealer Should Stock Print

By David Jahnke

Hal Leonard’s Vice President Of National Sales Shows That Print Is A Traffic Builder, Profit Center, and Community Service That Drives The Sales Of Every Other Music Product By Giving Musicians Inspiration And A Road Map to Learn

Much of the current conversation about the print music business echoes Mark Twain’s remark, “The news of my death has been greatly exaggerated.” Yet the dire warnings... READ MORE




Unleash & Accelerate

Roland CEO Jun-ichi Miki explains how he plans to rev up his company, expand its fan base, and become a catalyst that spurs industry growth

Jun-ichi Miki joined Roland Corporation right out of college and spent his entire career in the company’s engineering department before being named CEO and president in 2013. In the three years since taking the top spot, he’s been a busy man, reorganizing... READ MORE



Steinway’s Global Growth Strategy

The Spirio Reproducing Piano, Stepped Up Institutional Marketing, And Expansion In China Hold Keys To Expanding Sales

Steinway & Sons’ all-new flagship showroom located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan—one block away from Times Square at 43rd Street and Avenue of the Americas—served as the gathering place for this year’s annual meeting of dealers from North and South America. “It’s so fitting... READ MORE


This Month in Music Trades

July 2016 Issue

Presidential Politics And The Industry: The candidates don’t agree on much, other than global trade: they’re all against it. What does it mean for the music industry?

Reviving The Storied Guild Guitar: New owners work to recapture Guild’s illustrious legacy with a re-vamped factory, an expanded product line, and a drive to build guitars “you don’t want to put down.”

“Unleash & Accelerate”: Roland CEO Jun-Ichi Miki outlines a bold strategy for restoring company growth and expanding the industry.

Fender’s New Paramount Series: Sweating the details to create a high value acoustic guitar line worthy of the Fender trademark.

The Twelfth Fret: How a Toronto boutique evolved into the destination for discerning guitar buyers in eastern Canada.

Accelerating M.I. Sales Velocity: By enabling musicians to turn used gear into ready cash, Reverb.com is aiming to spur sales of new products and generate industry growth.

Quinn The Eskimo: A retailer that few have ever heard of is growing fast and redefining the way instruments are sold.

Why Every Retailer Should Stock Print! Profit center, traffic builder, and community service all in one—why print fits in any retail format.

Meet Music & Arts Pres. Steve Zapf

Import Tracker: The Reslience Of School Music

ATV Makes U.S. Debut With Unique Drum Module

Steinway Outlines Growth Plans

Forefront
• NAMM Honors Senator Lamar Alexander
• Zoom Expands North America Distribution
• Cloud Mic Honored For Export Success
• Manhasset Supports Cascade Symphony
• St. Louis Music Upgrades IT Infrastructure
• Music Link Distributes Klotz Cables
• Utah Symphony Endorses D’Addario
• Yamaha Publication For Music Educators
• SIT Strings Expands Plant
• ISP Provides Audio For New Baseball Stadium
• BAI Distributors Debuts At NAMM
• TMP Pro Adds Five Lines
• Radial Engineering At French “Circus”
• New ABS Horns Available From Players
• Black Diamond String Trade-In Program
• New Loog Guitar Method App
• Teye Guitars Marks 10th Year

Retailing
• Guitar Center Sales Off 2%
• Sweetwater Hosts Worship Workshop
• Jank Guitar In Music Video
• Music Cache Opens In Logan, Utah
• Gorge Music Opens In Oregon
• New Store In Burlington, Wisconsin


     
     






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