Editorial: Government Bullies Pick On Defenseless
In the 1890s, widespread concerns about the growing power and influence of large industrial concerns, then referred to as “trusts,” led to a barrage of legislation that now goes under the heading of anti-trust law. These statutes were intended... READ MORE
What's Ahead For The New Year?
As part of our annual Review & Forecast, we asked a cross section of suppliers and retailers to weigh in on the state of the music industry today and in the year ahead. From the growth of electronic music to the future of retail, they gave us their insight on the music marketplace and and offered some wisdom on the challenges and opportunities ahead. You can read their comments here.
Q3 Import Tracker Report: Audio Gear Leads The Way
Collectively, the musical instrument and audio categories tracked in this quarterly report of imports recorded very strong results, with the total value of imports rising 11.7%. On closer inspection; however, the figures... READ MORE
Hartke Brings Out Metal All-Stars For Geezer Butler Tribute
Hartke brought together some of music’s finest players for Bass Player Live at L.A.’s Fonda Theatre, where they joined in an all-star tribute to bass legend Geezer Butler. Butler was presented with the Bass Player Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award... READ MORE
Exuberant Crowds At PASIC Lift Industry Spirits
At PASIC in Indianapolis, thousands of percussion enthusiasts thrilled to see their drumming heros and the latest in gear, cheering manufacturers as they wrestle with new technologies and an uncertain economy.
It’s probably a good thing that only a small percentage of Percussive Arts Society International Convention attendees—mostly teens still in school—read industry sales figures in the The Music Trades. Better that their enthusiasm, on raucous display... READ MORE
Shanghai Music Fair Draws Record Turnout
With 1,680 exhibitors from 29 countries, burgeoning show rivals NAMM in size and scopeThe Music China Show in Shanghai, jointly sponsored by the Frankfurt Messe and NAMM, attracted record exhibitor participation as manufacturers from around the world scrambled to secure a share of the rapidly expanding Chinese music market. The event, held October 10-13 at the new Shanghai Expo Center, attracted 1,680 exhibitors and... READ MORE
Catch It At NAMM: "How To Compete With The Internet Giants"
Friday, January 24 - 11 a.m.
Music Trades columnist Bob Popyk to host NAMM University program, plus a private session for piano dealers on “How to Compete with Craigslist, eBay, and Amazon.” Read on for details on signing up!
Attention NAMM Show attendees: Music Trades columnist Bob Popyk will moderate as a panel of independent retailers weigh in on "How To Compete With The Internet Giants." In this NAMM University session, panelists will present their proven ideas... READ MORE