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Mary Luehrsen on the 2017 NAMM Fly-in

This past May, NAMM continued its annual advocacy effort in Washington D.C., bringing a contingent of nearly 100 music industry delegates, representing 35 states, to Capitol Hill to advocate for music and arts education in the public schools. An integral figure in the effort is NAMM’s Government Relations and Public Affairs Director, Mary Luehrsen, who’s […]

Bob Taylor on CITES

The 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from September 24 to October 4, 2016. At the conference, the CITES delegates placed more than 250 species of rosewood on Appendix II, meaning […]

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 public in 2005 before the company was sold to Charles Schwab, […]