On January 12, 2011 in Anaheim, the Guitar and Accessories Marketing Association (GAMA) will hold its annual membership meeting. The organization will host a panel discussion on the guitar industry in developing nations. The speakers that are currently scheduled are: Joseph Gomes of Furtados Music, India; Andrew Pac of Ivan Music, China; and Felipe “Phill” [...]
Leading the Charge through the Ever Changing Industry Landscape
Catching up with George Hines is not for the faint of heart. He’s not just busy running his 10-store MI chain, but also an active leader in the Alliance of Independent Music Merchants (AIMM). He’s traveling not just because he gives presentations and seminars on the art and science of doing business, it’s that he’s also attending sessions himself.
IMRA and MSO Merge, “Not a Buyer’s Group”…The directors of MusicStoreOwners.com (MSO), a forum for independent music merchants, and the directors of the Independent Music Retailers Association (IMRA) have merged to become the IMRA/MSO Coalition. The combined membership of the two organizations is 250 independent community-based music industry retailers, and the group projects that number to grow to 800 by 2009 Winter NAMM show.