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The First Note

Interview with NAMM’s Joe Lamond by Dan Daley   Joe Lamond is a numbers guy — besides leading the National Association of Music Merchants as President and CEO for the past 15 years, guiding its constituency of more than 10,000 manufacturers and retailers of musical instruments and pro-audio products through two recessions, he also played […]

Guitar-Economics – January 2015

Economic indicators in the U.S. defied the gravity of trends off shore at the close of the year. Guitar and Guitar Products Suppliers may see a boost in U.S. sales stemming from higher consumer confidence, falling gas prices, and lower unemployment rates. However, suppliers should expect lower sales abroad as the price of the U.S. […]