December 03, 2020 I Feature

At a Crossroads

The Music Zoo had a wild 2020, well-positioned by a move that had owner Tommy Colletti feeling like a screaming baseball.

December 02, 2020 I Feature

Weathering the Storm

Cooper Piano plans to take on 2021 by doing what it does best: adapting to its customers’ needs.

December 01, 2020 I Feature

Leading Through Change

When the pandemic hit, Amro Music got to work on its After Hours podcast, which helped guide band directors through rental program changes.

November 24, 2020 I Feature

All Hands on Deck

When shoppers began purchasing online more during the initial lockdowns, Alto Music’s infrastructure was ready to handle the influx.

November 23, 2020 I Cover Story

The Sweetwater Difference

In a year that saw online sales explode, voters definitively chose e-commerce giant Sweetwater as their pick for Retailer of the Year.

November 23, 2020 I From the Top

Gibson CEO James ‘JC’ Curleigh on 2020 & More

JC looks back on two years as Gibson’s new CEO, the last half of which presented the challenge of COVID-19.

November 18, 2020 I Feature

Stepping Up Safely

​While PM Music Center sees a decrease in beginner rentals, the school music dealer reports a consistent step-up season.

November 10, 2020 I Cover Story

Year One

Laura Penrose looks back on her first year owning Nick Rail Music, during which she contended with school music program chaos and broke ground on a new store just as the pandemic began.