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April 05, 2021

Breakout Sales

Home and professional digital pianos are one market segment that has enjoyed steady, if not increasing, sales during the past year. For a pair of European-based…

April 05, 2021

Optimism Prevails

Sheryl Laukat of Cannonball Music couldn’t have been more plain-spoken in her assessment of the challenges currently facing the hard-hit band and orchestra…

March 26, 2021

Guitar Booms

The biggest trend in guitars over the past year has been simply how well they’ve been selling. Suppliers express confidence that any guitar they make right…

December 16, 2020

Can’t Even Call it a Curve Ball

Retailers called Yamaha a “true vendor partner” through the pandemic. Yamaha Corp. of America Corporate Vice President Garth Gilman said this praise coming…

December 16, 2020

Tilling The Soil

Retailers polled for this year’s Supplier Excellence Awards called Fender “a machine run by good people,” and praised the guitar giant for having the…

December 16, 2020

Back In A Better Way

Retailers polled for the Supplier Excellence Awards praised D’Addario for doing so much, so well during troubled times. But its CEO John D’Addario III still…

December 15, 2020

Continuing Communication

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way musicians record music. While many digital music product manufacturers have reported seeing a shift away from sales in…

December 08, 2020

Dealer Dedication

Like many manufacturers who have operations in China, Eastman Music felt the effects of the pandemic hit much earlier. The virus forced the B&O and guitar…