NAMM Recharges The Summer Show
Nashville’s gleaming new convention center provides a stellar setting for an expanded Summer Show, offering more networking opportunities, star-studded new musical events, and a unparalleled opportunity to prepare for the fourth quarter
New events, a stunning new convention center, and an exuberant industry celebration define NAMM’s Summer Show in Nashville, slated for Thursday, July 11 through Saturday, July 13. “As we move into Nashville’s brand new Music City Center, Summer NAMM will focus... READ MORE
Editorial: One Cheer For The “Marketplace Fairness Act”
The essential principle of “fairness” involves giving the same treatment to similar actions. On this count, the Marketplace Fairness Act, currently making its way through the U.S. Congress, is deserving of support for rectifying a longstanding inequity in the retail landscape, namely the sales tax exemption enjoyed by mail order retailers. The bill, which passed the Senate... READ MORE
In this month's issue of Music Trades, we celebrate the accessories category, the ever-resilient batch of "small stuff" that punches well above its weight in profits. Check out these six accessories standouts in a free preview of our June issue!
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Buffet Group Expands In U.S.With acquisition of B&S Brass, French wind instrument company adds warehouse space and New York City artist showcase
Artists and dignitaries were on hand for back-to-back ribbon cutting ceremonies at the Buffet Group’s expanded U.S. headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida and its New York product showroom. The investments reflect... READ MORE
Q1 Import Tracker: Importers Put On The Brakes
Venerable piano dealer will maintain stores in Seattle and Houston
After six consecutive quarters of growth, imports of music and audio gear to the U.S. market advanced only 1.8% for the just-completed three month period ending March 31. This latest round of import data follows... READ MORE
Report From RPMDA: Adapting To A Digital World
At the annual RPMDA Convention in Columbus, print music retailers discussed the challenges and opportunities presented by new technologies, and had a great time in the process.
Success in the print music business has always been about the long run. While most other sectors have tracked significant peaks and valleys, print has long trended relatively flat: Excluding the 2008-2009 conomic meltdown, the category’s annual fluctuations averaged +2.02% over the past decade. Publishers and print-focused dealers have managed... READ MORE