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Electro-Harmonix Says No To Amazon

Directs dealers to stop listing on site as well

Electro-Harmonix is discontinuing its sales through Amazon.com. EHX hasn’t supplied the online platform since May 5, and on June 1 it announced to its dealers that it expects them to refrain from listing its products on the site within 60 days. Electro-Harmonix founder and President Mike Matthews acknowledges... READ MORE




July Issue Preview: Thomann's Customer Service Machine

Europe's top retailer invests €60 million in warehouse automation and logistics to speed deliveries, improve efficiency, and ultimately deliver a superior customer experience.

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IK Multimedia Expands In U.S.

Sales Of two million iRig interfaces fuel rapid growth

IK Multimedia, a pioneer in mobile music creation hardware, has moved into an expanded office in Sunrise, Florida to accommodate rapid growth and leverage the area’s diverse talent pool. The new 24,000-square-foot facility
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July Issue Preview: Yamaha Winds Celebrates 50 Years

A legacy of close partnerships with pro artists and educators has made Yamaha’s brass and woodwinds essential tools of performers at every level.

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Gear4Music Posts 58% Sales Gain

Gear4Music, the U.K.-based online retailer, recorded revenues of £56.1m ($72.3 million USD) for the most recent fiscal year, a 58% gain over last year’s level. Active customers... READ MORE



Drum Center Of Portsmouth Goes BIG

Translating his vision from a small drum shop to a spacious new location, owner Shane Kinney combines in-demand gear with sharp multimedia content

“Shoebox” was the word sometimes used to describe Drum Center of Portsmouth’s first store, which opened in 2009. The location it moved to this April is nearly half the size of a football field. At 20,000 square feet... READ MORE


This Month in Music Trades

July 2017 Issue

Nashville NAMM Preview: What you need to know for a successful show

Thomann Redefines Retail With Automation:
High-tech warehouse investment to speed deliveries, enhance efficiency, and deliver a better customer experience

Yamaha Band At 50:
Five decades focusing on consistent quality and support for school music

Retail Excellence!
Newcomer Replay Guitar Exchange raises the bar with a stunning showroom in Tampa

Steinway Goes Global:
Major investments in retail and distribution facilities in Asia and Europe to meet growing demand for new Spirio System  

Warwick In The U.S.:
Celebrating its 35th anniversary, Germany’s Warwick bass gears up for the U.S. market with a new Nashville distribution center

The Music Link Turns 20:
Leading manufacturer/distributor reflects on its “no-shortcuts” approach to brand building

eBay Slashes Commission To 3.5%

Electro-Harmonix Stops Selling On Amazon

KMC Hosts Golf Tournament

IK Multimedia Expands
 
Forefront
• NAMM Members Lobby For Music In D.C.
• Roland Partners With “Playing For Change”
• S.E. Shires Sponsors Trombone Symposium
• D’Addario Foundation Awards Grants
• Korg Partners With Seattle Pop Museum
• AES To Join Expanded Winter NAMM Show
• Audio Pioneer Greg Mackie’s New Venture
• Yamaha Supports Diabetes Research
• American Way Distributes La Tromba
• Batson Offers Dealer Marketing Tools
• Loog Guitars Secures Investment Financing
• Kyser Capo Adopts MAP Policy
• JBL Sponsors Best Band Contest
• First Ever European Guitar Summit
• Music China Continues To Expand
• Sarasota Schools Honor Super-Sensitive

Retail
• Drum Center’s Expansive New Showroom
• Gear4Music Sales Up 58%
• Cascio Presents Celtic Violin Clinic
• Book Signing At Bill’s Music
• Spicer’s Music Aims For World Record
• Sweetwater Upgrades Guitar Gallery
• Schmidt Music Aids Fire-Ravaged School
• Family Music Trumpet Event
• Blues Angel Expands Teaching Staff


     
     








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