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The Leading Journal of the Music Products Industry since 1890

About Music Trades

A Tradition Of Excellence Dating Back To 1890

Published without interruption since 1890, Music Trades has earned a position of unchallenged leadership, consistently offering the most thorough and insightful news coverage, the most penetrating analysis, and the most useful industry information. This superior content is why Music Trades is the only industry trade publication with 100 percent paid and audited circulation, and why it is consistently the most sought-after advertising vehicle.

From analyzing the impact of the labor movement in the 1890s to tracking the progress of digital technologies and ecommerce, Music Trades has a long tradition of identifying the the critical events of the day. Our editorial staff travels the globe to provide in-depth coverage on the products, people, and social trends that are shaping the industry. Published 12 times a year, each issue of Music Trades is packed with news, new product information, profiles of trend-setting companies, and precise sales data available nowhere else.

This tradition of peerless editorial quality makes Music Trades a “must read” for anyone making their living in the music or audio product industries. For suppliers of all types of music and audio products, it's also the most effective and economical means of influencing purchasing decisions worldwide.

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Music Trades Quick Facts

Founded: 1890

Publication Schedule: Monthly available in both print and digital/mobile formats. Digital edition can be translated into every major language.

Target Audience: Retailers, distributors, and manufacturers of musical instruments, professional audio equipment, and related products, worldwide.

Editorial Profile: A blend of industry news, hard sales and marketing data, trend analysis, features, and management tips in every issue.

Ownership: Under the third-generation stewardship of the Majeski family. Brian Majeski, editor; and Paul Majeski, publisher, currently run Music Trades.

Questions, comments: Contact Paul Majeski at or Brian Majeski at

The Industry’s Leading Source For Market Research

Music Trades
has become the definitive source for all types of market data. Whether it’s tracking the unit and dollar volume of all major product categories or ranking the industry’s leading suppliers and retailers by sales volume, Music Trades provides precise data that helps managers make informed decisions throughout the year.

Special reports include:

The Music Industry Census: Dollar volume and unit data on 55 product categories, including all musical instruments and audio products.

The Top 100: The largest North American suppliers of music and audio gear ranked by sales volume.

The Retail Top 200: The largest retailers in the U.S. ranked by sales volume, productivity, and growth rates. In addition, this report precisely charts industry sales on a state-by-state basis.

Quarterly Retail Sales Data: A regular poll of more than 1,000 U.S. retailers provides precise data on sales trends, by both product category and region. There is no better way of gauging market performance.

Quarterly Import Data: Our import statistics pinpoint what’s coming into the country, where it’s coming from, and where it’s going.

The Global 225: In a global market, it helps to know the players. The Global 225 ranks the world’s leading music and audio firms by sales volume. In addition, this report contains snapshot sales data on the 40 largest markets outside the U.S.

A Compelling Package: Timely and uniquely useful data like this make Music Trades the one publication every decision maker consults.

The leading journal of the music products industry SINCE 1890
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