Connect With CMT At The 2014 NAMM Show

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

NAMMManufacturers, retailers, and other professionals in the music product, instrument, production, and audio industries are preparing for the NAMM Show’s return to the Anaheim Convention Center from Jan. 23-26, 2014.Canadian Music Trade publisher Norris-Whitney Communications will be exhibiting at booth 4609, where you can visit to receive complimentary copies of CMT and its sister publications (Canadian Musician, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production), see the latest titles from Music Books Plus, learn about NWC Marketing Services, and more.


Are You Properly Prepared?

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
Remnants from the fire that destroyed Thorold Music in St. Catharines several years ago.
Remnants from the fire that destroyed Thorold Music in St. Catharines several years ago.

We’re quite fortunate to have had Leila Brown, a well-respected emergency preparedness and business continuity specialist, contribute a piece to our upcoming issue of Canadian Music Trade. Leila helps companies be resilient through disasters and discusses some of the measures that should be taken to prepare for “worse” going to “worst.”

The article, titled “Being Prepared Is Everyone’s Business” and featured in our Business Matters section, will be part of CMT’s Dec/Jan 2014 issue and we invite you to have a look and be in touch with Leila with any questions.

Knock on wood this isn’t something any of us will have to see through…

Hartley Peavey On The WWII Meeting That Connects Him & Les Paul

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Canadian Music Trade had the pleasure of sitting down for a lengthy conversation with Peavey Electronics Founder Hartley Peavey during his visit to Cosmo Music in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Peavey started his company 47 years ago, in 1965, from his basement in Meridian, Mississippi, and has made it into one of the largest designers and manufacturers of instruments and audio gear in the world. As you would expect, he has many interesting stories and anecdotes to tell, such as this story Peavey told CMT about the World War II meeting between German scientists and American engineers that determined the fate of both him and fellow music pioneer Les Paul.

Here is the story in Peavey’s own words:


Help BC’s Rainsong Guitars Get Off The Ground

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Mike Miltimore and his team at Lee’s Music out in BC produce a line called Rainsong Guitars. The company’s instruments are built in Kamloops, BC by local workers and use local products.

We like supporting Canadian instrument company’s and, considering Mike’s already in 2nd place, there’s a good shot this’ll make a difference. Read Mike’s story and give him an easy vote by clicking here.

Korg Canada Takes Dealers To Deutschland

Friday, June 8th, 2012

The folks at Korg Canada just returned from a trip to the Warwick factory in Germany with six Canadian retailers. Korg’s guests were selected for the all-expenses paid trip via a contest and the lucky winners were: Bruce Jacobs of Quest Musique; Dave Gantz of Steve’s Music; Jean-Luc Boudreau of Higho Music; Kris Tischbein of Pinnacle Music; Mike Palermo of Mike’s Music; and Nori Wentworth of the Wentworth House of Music Co.

The guests also had the opportunity to create a custom bass guitar that came home with them. My jealousy is brewing…

Take A Walk Through Your Store In The Customer’s Shoes

Friday, June 8th, 2012

We all suffer from being stuck in our own “boxes” from time to time. You know – that feeling that you’ve lost all perspective and can’t see the forest for the trees. Here’s a little eye-opener if you have a store that you’ve looked at time and again but are perhaps missing the bigger picture.  (more…)