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...

Vandercook’s Day of Guitar

The 10th annual Day of Guitar, High-School Guitar Ensemble Festival was held at VanderCook College of Music November 15, 2016. Directed by Julie Goldberg, VCM Assistant Professor of Guitar and Teaching Guitar Workshop Instructor, Day of Guitar celebrates the...

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...