Features: Feature

November 24, 2020

All Hands on Deck

As stay-at-home orders went into effect across the U.S. last spring, MI retailers saw a sharp increase of shoppers ordering gear online. And like many…

November 18, 2020

Stepping Up Safely

When PM Music Center in Aurora, Illinois, closed its doors due to the coronavirus on March 23, the dealer was seeing its best year ever. Numbers were up, and a…

November 06, 2020

One Day at a Time

As it has for so many band and orchestra dealers around the country, the coronavirus has upended Monroe, Connecticut-based dealer Creative Music Center’s…

October 20, 2020

Do You Believe?

The coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of live events around the world, including one near and dear to the musical products industry’s heart: The…

October 09, 2020

How to Win the Holiday Sales Season

In August, Music Inc. reported on the best retail technologies, many of which were related to increasing digital sales, and in September, we offered four major…

October 02, 2020

Curbside Enthusiasm

Curbside product deliveries based on online orders have generally been the domain of big box stores, and even there, it didn’t seem to be gaining much…

September 04, 2020

Holiday Sales Prep: Four Ways To Shape Up Your Website

The coronavirus came with a silver lining, an online sales boom. The hope is that this momentum carries into Q4 and the actual holidays. Mike Clem, chief…

August 10, 2020

9 New Pieces of Retail Tech For COVID-19 and Beyond

Technology is always changing the way retailers operate — from new listing software to web publishing tools, a team communication system and more. During the…