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Rare Raid In China Results In Criminal Counterfeit Charge

Shure, Harman, and Yamaha persuade Chinese authorities to charge Soundpu with trademark infringement after seizing knockoffs.

A raid on Enping Soundpu Electronics Equipment in China that uncovered large quantities of counterfeit Shure, Sennheiser, Harman, and Yamaha audio products will result in a criminal prosecution. The raid took place...

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Report From Musikmesse: Frankfurt Fair Meets Changing Times

Whether the topic was international affairs or traffic around the halls, uncertainty was the order of the day at Musikmesse.

With Brexit playing out in the background and show-goers navigating a smaller Musikmesse, the quintessential British credo “Keep calm and carry on” might have made a good motto for the 2019 Frankfurt fair. Held Tuesday April 2 through Friday April 5...

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NASMD In Palm Desert: B&O Armed For Today's Retail

School music dealers explore new paths to successwielding technology once seen as a threat.

Music Dealers are the band & orchestra market’s seekers—of knowledge, of fresh perspectives, of best practices, of emerging trends, of a better mousetrap. The group’s 57th annual meeting...

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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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Top U.S. Bechstein Dealers Attend 165th Anniversary Gala


Top C. Bechstein and W. Hoffmann dealers from the U.S. recently visited the C. Bechstein factory in Seiffennersdorf, Germany to participate in the famed piano maker’s 165th Anniversary. The event attracted more than 600 people from all over the globe. The gala event culminated with...

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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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International Dealer Sales Report: 2019 Edition

Sales & company data – including revenues, plus employee and location counts – for leading retailers in 50 countries. Includes complete analysis and company profiles on standout retailers. Excel version includes contact information & market data by country.

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Music Industry Census Report: 2019 Edition

Comprehensive U.S. data on 55 product categories across the music products industry. Find ten years of figures showing sales by unit volume, wholesale and retail value, average unit price, and year-to-year trends, plus complete analysis.

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Martin Custom Chopper Stars On Discovery Channel

Retro roadster highlights guitar maker’s tradition, gets inaugural test drive by racing champ Mario Andretti.

A visually arresting three-wheeled Martin Guitar-themed motorcycle will complement the customary display of guitars at the Martin Guitar exhibit at the upcoming Nashville NAMM show. The vehicle, created for Martin by...

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Metropolitan Museum Showcases Rock History

First-of-its-kind exhibit displays 130 instruments used by groundbreaking artists from Chuck Berry to Lady Gaga.

In a first for a major museum, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is showcasing a collection of iconic rock ’n’ roll instruments in a new exhibition aptly titled Play It Loud. Co-organized with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the exhibit presents...

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'Camp' Fire Survivor Wins Custom Breedlove Guitar

“Sometimes the right person wins,” says owner Tom Bedell.

Last November, Marianne, a 67-year-old California grandmother, lost her guitars in the devastating “Camp Fire” that destroyed communities in Northern California. A month later...

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Fox Music Opens New Showroom & Celebrates 90th Year

Month of festivities for South Carolina retailer.

Fox Music has opened an expansive 22,000-square-foot piano showroom as the fourth-generation family retailer marks its 90th year. With space to accommodate...

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