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Expanding Music China Draws 120,000 Visitors

Growth of trade show reflects a dynamic local market and attracts global exhibitors.

Increases in the sales of all types of music products in China propelled continued expansion at the Music China trade fair, held in Shanghai October 10-13. This year’s show...

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Music Trades' 2019 Companies To Watch

As part of our annual report on the worldwide music market, we feature a cross-section of players from around the global industry. From a German audio recording specialist to a Spanish accessories innovator to an Italian/American guitar collaboration, you can read their stories here.

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Fender Songs Offers Online Access To Vast Music Library

New app delivers tools to keep beginning guitarists engaged.

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation’s newly launched Fender Songs app allows users to practice, play along, and perform to a vast library of popular songs...

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PMT, Top British Retailer, In Management Buyout

Longtime manager David Black teams with YFM Equity Partners to take control of 15-store, $50 million chain.

Professional Music Technology, the United Kingdom’s leading music products retailer, has been acquired in a management buyout led by longtime employee David Black and financed by...

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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...


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 225 Global Report: 2019 Edition

Turn to this two-part report for: 1) A list of the leading 225 music companies worldwide, ranked by revenues, plus key information on each. 2) Sales and demographic data on 41 countries where music products are sold.

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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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Zoom Zeroes In On Podcasters

New LiveTrak L-8 comes tailor-made for a growing segment.

Zoom signaled a serious play for the podcasting market with the release of the LiveTrak L-8 portable digital mixer and recorder, designed specifically for podcasting and music recording in the studio or on the go. The Zoom LiveTrak L-8 combines...

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Mellencamp Mural For “Small Town” Store

Hometown music shop celebrates Rock & Roll Hall of Famer.

John Mellencamp immortalized his home town of Seymour, Indiana in the 1985 hit, “Small Town.” Now locals are returning the favor. Mellencamp is the subject of a new two-story-high mural...

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QRS Relocates Player Piano Roll Production

New operation preserves tradition while refining technology.

QRS Music Technologies, Inc. is relocating its 119-year-old piano roll production facility from Buffalo, New York to Seneca, Pennsylvania. Simultaneously, the company is upgrading its manufacturing operations with new laser and cutting equipment...

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Château Musical Instruments

Asian instrument manufacturer makes strides in Western markets and expands product range beyond saxophones to include flutes, clarinets, and trumpets.

The United States’ vibrant school band and orchestra market is attracting a new generation...


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