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Chinese Market In The Spotlight At Shanghai Fair

Suppliers from 30 countries exhibit at largest-ever Music China

If you wanted a front-row seat to the fastest-changing, most tantalizing market on the map today, the 2014 Music China Fair was the place to be. Held October 8-11 at Shanghai’s New International Expo Centre, Music China drew 1,775 exhibitors... READ MORE

Q&A: Daniel Haver

Native Instruments CEO explains why electronic music is in the early stages of a long growth phase

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

JAM Acquires Davitt & Hanser

Distribution business expands Canadian company’s U.S. presence, Hanser Music Group to focus on proprietary brands 

Montreal-based JAM Industries has acquired the Davitt & Hanser distribution business from the Hanser Music Group. For the past 90 years, Davitt & Hanser has distributed to m.i. retailers nationwide, representing a large portfolio... READ MORE

Meet New Buffet President Jérôme Perrod

Stressing the importance of teamwork, hands-on manager says you can’t run a company from a “remote corner office”

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

Apple Founder Wozniak To Speak At NAMM

Steve “Woz” Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple and a pioneer in the development of the personal computer, will open Saturday morning’s breakfast session, talking music and technology with... READ MORE

Quarterly Retail Sales Report

Q3 Results Point To Strong Holiday Season

Retailers responding to The Music Trades’ third-quarter sales survey reported a slight uptick in volume with sales for the three-month period ending September 30, rising 2.4% compared to the same period one year ago. The figures, which follow similar gains... READ MORE

Amazon To Open New York Retail Store

The ultimate guide to help you understand the $15 billion global marketplace for musical instruments and audio gear

Online retail giant Amazon.com Inc. plans to open its first brick-and-mortar store, according to reports from Vornado, a large real estate investment trust. The store, set to open in time for the holiday shopping season on Manhattan’s busy 34th Street, would mark an experiment... READ MORE

This Month in Music Trades

November 2014 Issue READ IT NOW!

• Despite the crack-downs on electronic music fests and some very bad publicity, popularity of the genre keeps growing. A long-lasting trend or a 21st century version of disco? A look at what it means for the industry
Native Instruments CEO Daniel Haver explains the trends favoring continued growth in electronic music

The Brightest Segment Of The Percussion Market: A panel of experts discusses why marching percussion is hot, and how to address the market

Canada’s JAM Industries Buys Davitt & Hanser Distribution

TC Group Up For Sale

Quarterly Retail Sales: Improved employment and lower energy costs raise hopes for holiday season

Ludwig Adds A Twist To The Entry-Level Market With The First “DIY” Kit

New Leadership At The Buffet Group: Newly appointed President Jerome Perrod stresses a hands-on approach to running the diversified wind instrument maker

A Rhythm Machine In A Pedal... The Next “Must Have” Accessory?

• Apple Co-Founder Wozniak Speaks At NAMM
• Film Great John Williams At Hal Leonard
• Humes & Berg Taps SFM For Distribution
• An Amazing Minature Steinway Piano
• Using Consumer Finance To Increase Sales
• Georgia Governor Honors Gretsch
• Music People Exhibit In Shanghai
• New Jersey Museum Features Guitar
• Fishing Musicians Celebrate 20th Tour
• Yamaha Home Office Seminar Hones Skills
• Parsons Hosts Chinese Piano Fest
• Peavey Restructures Manufacturing
• Zildjian Sponsors Artist At Berklee

• Steinway Of Nashville Turns 85
• Best In Music Stages Blowout Promotion
• Cassell’s Music Teaches Business Values
• E.L Music Opens In Worcester, MA
• New Owner For Lanham Music
• Guitar Center Liquidates $9.0 Million In Inventory
• Bill’s Music Hosts Employee Benefit Concert
• Amazon To Open NY Store


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