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Better Economy Gives Summer NAMM A Boost

The nation’s low unemployment and improved GDP growth translated into bustling activity in Nashville. “For the first time in years, dealers are spending, not worrying about going out of business,” remarked one rep.

Are the sales of musical instruments and audio gear, like most other discretionary items, tied closely...

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Gibson’s Auto Tuner Controversy Spills Into The Courtroom

Gibson alleges fraud, Tronical demands $50 million in damages

In 2015, Gibson made the decision to outfit all its standard models with an auto tuner that had been developed by Tronical. Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz described the tuners as...

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Proposed Electronics Tariff Has Wide-Ranging Industry Impact


A proposed 25% tariff on electronic circuit boards and components imported from China could have a significant impact on many U.S.-made instruments and audio products. The large new import levy is designed to penalize China for discriminatory policies that the Trump administration says put U.S. companies at a disadvantage in the Chinese market. The President has complained...

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U.S. Dept. Of Energy Honors Martin Guitar


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has recognized the energy productivity gains at C.F. Martin & Co. under its Better Plants Challenge. The noted guitar maker had committed to improving the energy efficiency of all its U.S. operations by 25% over the next decade, but actually achieved the milestone...

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Strong School Music Sector Faces New Challenges

At NASMD, “recruitment and retention” takes on double meaning in current school band and orchestra market

Blue water and white beaches provided an inviting backdrop to the recent meeting of the National Association of School Music Dealers. Held April 11-14 at the Margaritaville Resort in Hollywood, Florida, the annual get-together...

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Strong School Music Sector Faces New Challenges

At NASMD, “recruitment and retention” takes on double meaning in current school band and orchestra market

Blue water and white beaches provided an inviting backdrop to the recent meeting of the National Association of School Music Dealers. Held April 11-14 at the Margaritaville Resort in Hollywood, Florida, the annual get-together...

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FEATURED DATA REPORTS
                        

Top 200 Retailers Report

The 200 leading U.S. music retailers ranked by the most recent full-year revenues. Also included: employee and store counts, productivity statistics, products carried, and year-to-year trends – plus complete analysis.

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Internet Music Retailer Report

The top 40 online music retailers worldwide, ranked by revenues – plus contact information, base country, employee count, products carried, and year-to-year trends. Three years of data included.

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blahReverb Passes $1.0 Billion Milestone

Fast-growing music enthusiast marketplace draws praise from sellers and buyers alike with mix of merchandise and engaging content

More than $600 million worth of music gear will be sold on the Reverb.com site this year. If it were a stand-alone music products retailer, it would rank...

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Record Attendance At Ninth Experience PRS

Guitar enthusiasts from around the world make the trek to Maryland to celebrate PRS instruments and artists

The ninth annual “Experience PRS” open house event at the PRS factory in Maryland drew record attendance, which has more than quadrupled since the debut Experience PRS in 2007. Over the two-day event, held June 8-9, PRS Guitar enthusiasts...

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Korg USA To Open Toronto Base


Effective August 1, 2018, Korg USA, Inc. will open a new distribution center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The new facility was created to better serve the Canadian dealer network with faster delivery times and more efficient service. Korg USA will offer products from Blackstar Amplification and RightOn! Straps to retailers nationwide, fulfilling all orders...

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