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June 21, 2022 I From the Top

From the Top: Larry Morton, Hal Leonard CEO

How do you start your day? I’m an early riser, and I like to exercise first thing, because, if I don’t get it done early, it’s not going to happen. I’m…

May 27, 2022 I Convention

A Show for the Ages

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been two-and-a-half years since the musical instrument industry gathered at a winter NAMM Show. Last year’s Summer NAMM was…

May 17, 2022 I Cover Story, Feature

Selling Smart

In 2016, Frank Pampenella was ready to slow down. A self-proclaimed planner, he knew he didn’t have a succession plan for his B&O dealership PM Music…

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June 21, 2022 I by Drew Holmes

How I Pivoted, Part 1

In the early days of COVID-19, like most businesses across the country, my B&O dealership, Boomer Music Company in Fort Collins, Colorado, was under a…

In the early days of COVID-19, like most businesses across the country, my B&O dealership, Boomer Music Company in Fort Collins, Colorado, was under a…

May 31, 2022 I Next Gen Retailing I by Jeremy Payne

Make Those Connections

During a recent NAMM board meeting, a fellow board member asked the group, “Why do you choose to go to The NAMM Show? Raise your hand if it is for writing and…

During a recent NAMM board meeting, a fellow board member asked the group, “Why do you choose to go to The NAMM Show? Raise your hand if it is for writing and…

May 03, 2022 I by Hilary B. Jones

5 Ways to Make Your Store Welcoming to All

Despite some much-needed shifts in recent years, jokes about hiding purchases from wives, lack of representation and mistreatment are still common in music…

Despite some much-needed shifts in recent years, jokes about hiding purchases from wives, lack of representation and mistreatment are still common in music…