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Gibson Chapter 11: Why It Happened, What It Means

Failed bet on consumer electronics business prompts bankruptcy filing, wiping out shareholders. Reorganization will yield smaller musical instrument business.

Looming maturities on approximately $500 million in debt forced Gibson Brands to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection...

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Steinway Opens Shanghai Distribution Center

Expansive new facility reflects growing importance of Chinese market

Steinway & Sons opened its 63,000-square-foot Asia Pacific headquarters in Shanghai in March, the same month the piano maker...

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In Frankfurt, Making Sense Of A Changing Market

Fair-goers respond to a transforming European retail landscape and fast-moving market trends as the fair itself continues to adjust

By what yardstick do you judge an event like the Frankfurt fair? In truth the show has always been more than just one thing—literally, with its combined staging...

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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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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
 

The Music Industry Census

Our most complete U.S. data package of the year covers 55 product categories across the music products industry. From guitars to pro audio, band instruments, keyboards, and much more, the Census delivers ten years of sales figures and trends.

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Import Tracker

The most recent quarter's import figures for key music products categories by product type, price point, and country of origin, plus year-to-year trends and analysis.

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THIS MONTH'S FEATURE STORIES

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Old owners and new assure that the industry’s leading strap and bag maker, under new leadership, will be “the same, but better”

Even in the tradition-steeped music products industry, life’s one constant is change. Though this is hardly news, some were shaken to learn that Levy’s Leathers, the industry’s leading manufacturer...

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Graph Tech Turns 35

How innovative material technology transformed Dave Dunwoodie’s kitchen-table startup into a leading behind-the-scenes manufacturer supplying top guitar makers worldwide

Graph Tech Guitar Labs, based in the Vancouver suburb of Delta, British Columbia, has become the world’s largest...

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