September 20, 2021 I Feature

When Suppliers Sell Direct

In recent years, MI retailers have grappled with a few major brands shifting to direct-to-consumer sales. In the following pages, we look at how both suppliers and retailers are handling this shift and how retailers can combat the new competition.

September 20, 2021 I Feature

Music Retail 2.0

Dealers share the top web tools and online practices they’ve adopted since the start of the pandemic and how they’re using them now.

July 30, 2021 I Cover Story

Sports Guitars

How Bill Warmoth found the transition from selling Ferrari to Fender Custom Shop a logical one in starting Artisan Guitars, and why he’s shifted gears since.

July 30, 2021 I From the Top

Focus On Fretted

Learn how BandLab CEO Kuok Meng Ru is touching all corners of MI and sees the guitar like chess.

June 26, 2021 I

Taking the Next Step

Eventide’s Richard Factor and Tony Agnello on riding technologies’ advancements and beyond.

June 14, 2021 I Cover Story

Drum Market Hits Back

Drum retailers shifted their attention online during the pandemic, while both retailers and suppliers saw a rise in interest when it came to electronic and compact kits.

June 02, 2021 I From the Top

Keeping Everything Straight

Roland Corp. U.S. CEO Tony Price on keeping a wide product portfolio in line.

June 01, 2021 I Cover Story

Reopening the School Music Business

As the vaccine rollout continues and schools re-transition to in-person learning, school music dealers prepare for a fall 2021 season.