Best and Worst of the 2011 Nashville NAMM Show
Forestone Japan recently began distributing through the U.S. with the same immodest goal that it’s pursued throughout Europe and East Asia – to become nothing less than the future of reed manufacturing. Built using real bamboo wood fibers and a brand new refining process, the company’s new synthetic reeds may be just that.
It’s certainly not a new idea, but it’s being embraced with renewed enthusiasm: the successful piano retailer must delve deeper into the educational community. From many industry leaders’ perspectives, it’s not just a good thing to do, but potentially a matter of survival. “Those who are really struggling aren’t addressing education on any level,” states Hailun’s president Basilios Strmec.
Industry Convenes in Music City, U.S.A. – A ‘Mixed Bag’ of Sorts, but Signs of Life Abound…
In today’s turbulent economic climate, teaming with an adept financial partner behooves suppliers, retailers, and consumers. MMR recently sat down with vice president of GE Capital, Dennis Murphy, to get his thoughts on partnering with, and working within, the MI community.