Features: Cover Story

April 12, 2022

What They Tell You

One respondent to Music Inc.’s Excellence Awards polling who singled out Kawai as a stellar partner explained why succinctly: “They do what they tell…

April 11, 2022

Managing The Flow

Say the name Roland and you’re probably going to think of certain products pretty quickly. Keyboards. Drum machines. But respondents to Music Inc.’s…

April 08, 2022

As Unpredictable as 2020

Fender is no stranger to the pages of Music Inc.’s annual Excellence Awards. But, speaking to Music Inc. in late February, Tammy Van Donk, Fender executive…

April 05, 2022

A Dealer’s Best Friend

During a year that’s been specifically difficult for the school music business, Buffet Crampon has continued to come out swinging. From straightforward…

April 05, 2022

Leading with Kindness

When suppliers voted for Ken Stanton Music in this year’s Excellence voting process, one went as far as to say Ken Stanton Music is “obsessed” with making…

March 29, 2022

Perfecting the Art of Music Retail

Ted Brown Music does it all. From its bustling sales department that stocks a slew of brands to a nearly 175-school strong B&O rental program to its booming…

February 28, 2022

The School Music Report

COVID-19 changed everything, in every industry, definitely including ours, but when it started, there was immediately tremendous concern around school music…

January 26, 2022

Shattering Glass: The State Of Women In MI

Like many MI retailers, Robin Sassi founded her music store, San Diego Music Studio, out of her apartment. It was 1994, and starting a music business was a…