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Searching For Direction At PASIC

Amidst great performances, enthusiastic kids, and product displays, the percussion industry explored ways to rekindle sales growth

Another year, another PASIC show, another day in percussion paradise...with an asterisk. Exuberant kids. Virtuosic artists. Inspiring performances. All against a backdrop of a market that, despite an encouraging year, continues to face serious headwinds. As mostly young percussionists reveled... READ MORE

PRS Marks 30th With Anniversary Models

Leading electric guitar maker was launched in tiny Maryland workshop

In 1985, Annapolis guitar repairman Paul Reed Smith made the leap to starting his own guitar company. Three decades later, Paul Reed Smith Guitars is the #3 U.S. electric guitar manufacturer, with instruments played by... READ MORE

Q&A: Jack O’Donnell

inMusic Brands CEO offers his insights on how to acquire successfully, manage a diverse brand portfolio, and what EDM is all about

Read the whole article in this preview of our January issue!

Import Tracker: Imports Decline In Third Quarter

While year-to-date import figures through September 30 point to modest industry growth, data for the latest three-month period reveals a modest decline of 3.3% compared to... READ MORE

Taylor Opens New Nashville Offices

Artists and industry members turned out November 4 for the opening of Taylor Guitars’ new artist showroom and offices in Nashville, where the guitar maker kicked things off with an open house. Taylor’s new Nashville base is located... READ MORE

This Month in Music Trades

January 2015 Issue READ IT NOW!

Complete NAMM Preview: Everything you need to know to make the most of the coming extravaganza in Anaheim!

Review & Forecast: Making sense of the conflicting trends that defined 2014, a year that can best be described as a “mixed performance.” Plus a cross section of industry leaders offer their thoughts on what to expect in the coming year.

Complete PASIC Coverage: Faced with a tough operating climate, the percussion sector pursues new markets, including an initiative to attract more female drummers.

Making Acquisitions Work: inMusic Brands CEO Jack O’Donnell explains the mechanics of his unusual acquisition strategy and how to manage a diverse high-tech product portfolio.

Import Tracker: Despite a modest third quarter downturn, imports are up for the year, reflecting gathering strength in the U.S. economy. Will lower gas prices help further?

• PRS Guitars Turns 30
• Baseball Great Rivera Supports School Music Program
• Taylor Guitars Opens Nashville Office
• QSC On Omacro Platform
• NAMM At White House For Arts Awards
• Increase Piano Sales With Rental Program
• Ukuleles In Music Therapy Program
• Harman Opens Plant In India
• Deering Banjo Celebrates 40th
• Buffet Mobile App
• Robin DiMaggio Endorses Gretsch
• SLM To Distribute Studio Dome
• Davitt & Hanser Distributes Cort

• Guitar Center’s New CEO
• Eagles’ Felder At Sweetwater
• Keyboard Concepts Aids School Program
• Sola Violins In New Home
• Keyboard Galleria Marks 25th Year
• Music Zoo Hosts Megadeth


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