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Thousands Of Visitors And Thousands Of Assessments

An attempt to sort through contradictory messages at the NAMM Show. Business up, down, or sideways? It all depends on where you're sitting

Assessments of the NAMM show were as varied as the unusual mix of torrential rain and Southern California sunshine that marked the four-day event. Some called it the “best show ever,” while others... READ MORE




DW In Distribution Pact With Hal Leonard, Marks 45th

Effective February 1, Drum Workshop Inc. has named Hal Leonard exclusive U.S. distributor for several of its product lines, including Gibraltar hardware, KAT, Percussion Plus Drums, and CB Percussion. In addition, Hal Leonard will be the U.S. sales representative for... READ MORE



All-Important Q4 Advanced 3.7%

Retailers responding to this fourth-quarter sales survey generally indicated that the season was solid though unspectacular. Overall, total spending at music stores during the fourth quarter... READ MORE




Amazon To Pay Sales Tax In Ten More States

Amazon customers in at least ten states will begin paying sales tax on their website purchases starting in the first quarter. The states include... READ MORE



Young Chang Names New U.S. Distributor

Effective February 1, Pal Sound Corporation became the exclusive U.S. distributor for Young Chang Co. and all the lines it manufactures or sells, including Young Chang, Weber, and Albert Weber products. Previously Young Chang products were distributed... READ MORE




D’Addario Brings Wire Making & Nylon Production In-House

Major investments in vertical integration yield quality improvements and efficiencies to keep production in the U.S.

“If you want it done right, do it yourself” could serve as the unofficial motto of the D’Addario Company. Over the past three-and-a-half years, the leading accessory manufacturer has systematically... READ MORE


This Month in Music Trades

March 2017 Issue

Complete NAMM Coverage: What you need to know aboutnwhat went down in Anaheim

Special NAMM Features
• NAMM Show Survey: Exhibitors weigh in on attendance, order writing, and what to expect in the coming year
• New Rosewood Rules & What They Mean For Instrument Makers, Distributors & Retailers
• NAMM Breakfast Of Champions: Robbie Robertson & Star Panel Discuss Innovation
• The Guitar Industry Explores Growth Opportunities
• MDA Spotlights Product Excellence
• Music Trades Editor Addresses AIMM Gathering
• Yamaha Honors U2’s Larry Mullen Jr. At Dealer Bash
• Légère, JodyJazz & BG Franck Jazz Event
• NAMM Welcomes Eight New Board Members
• Roland Kicks Off 2017 With 40 New Products
• Sabian Outlines New Product Strategy
• Bob Taylor Addresses NAMM Young Professionals
• Kawai Honors Top Dealers
• Levy’s Leathers Presents Export Awards
• New Directions For Percussion Association
• Yorkville Sound Rocks Out With Dealers
• How To “Bullet Proof Your Business”: Consultant Larry Bailin Highlights Morning Session

Quarterly Sales Report: 4th Quarter Sales Advance Brisk 3.7%

D’Addario’s Vertical Integration Initiative Enhances Quality

Sweetwater Sales Top $500 Mil.

Evan Rubinson To Head Dean

Forefront
• Hal Leonard-DW In Distribution Pact
• Young Chang Names New U.S. Distributor
• Roger Hart New MDA President
• Reverb Offers New Retail Website Service
• Breedlove Sonic Profiling Technology
• Rhythm Band Acquires Toca Percussion
• Kawai Celebrates 90th Year
• Larrivée Guitars Turns 50
• Trust Network Honored By NAMM
• Lee Oskar Harmonicas Raises Profile

Retail
• Amazon To Pay Sales Tax In 10 More States
• Progressive Music Celebrates 70th
• Cascio Sponsors NBA Drumline
• Sam Ash Launches “Horns Of Distinction”
• Stoughton Music In CBS Grammy Story
• Island Music Co. Hosts “Rocktoberfest”
• SoCal Pianos & Metroplex Piano Receive Yamaha Keyboard Honors
• New CFO At Sweetwater


     
     






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