GAMA Grantee – Guitars 4 Vets

For just $200, Guitars for Vets can provide one Veteran with 10 weeks of individualized guitar instruction, a new acoustic guitar and a complete guitar accessory kit.  A recent grant of $6,000 from GAMA will enable Guitars for Vets to launch six new chapters over the...

Reverb.com’s David Kalt

Reverb.com founder and CEO David Kalt came to MI retail with the same passion for music and guitars that most in the business do, but leavened with a tech entrepreneur’s instincts. Kalt, who was co-founder and CEO of online brokerage optionsXpress, which he took...

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...

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,...