Friday, October 17th, 2014
CMT eNewsletter Survey
Canadian Music Trade surveyed MI store owners and managers across the country to find about their experiences and practices regarding eNewsletters. Check out the From the Floor section on pg. 9 of the October/November issue of CMT to find out how and why to create an effective eNewsletter.
Here are the results…
Thursday, August 7th, 2014
NAMM has released its 2014 Global Report, which offers a snapshot of music industry sales figures for 21 countries. This year’s report includes a first appearance by the Czech Republic and a return of information from the United Kingdom. The report reveals music products industry sales figures, unit-sales information, analysis, and import/export numbers.
Related to Canada, the report states that “overall activity in the Canadian music products market for 2012 (the last year available, as compiled by The Music Trades magazine) was estimated to have increased approximately 1.8 per cent from 2011 levels to US$731 million, ranking Canada sixth overall in the world. The per capita estimate of US$20.93 per person ranks second in the world, just behind the United States. Though statistics for 2013 will not be available until next year, anecdotal evidence suggests the Canadian music products market continued to grow in 2013.”
Monday, July 28th, 2014
Hal Leonard Corporation and Hamilton Stands have agreed to a new distribution arrangement for the US and Canada. In effect since the 2014 Summer NAMM Show, Hal Leonard will be distributing the entire portfolio of Hamilton Stands and accessories.
Headquartered in Dayton and celebrating its 131st year, Hamilton Stands concentrates on stands and stand accessories.
“We’re thrilled to have Hal Leonard as a partner. A marriage between the leader in print music and an iconic music stand manufacturer is practically poetic,” comments Bob Jespersen, director of marketing and sales for Hamilton. “Hal Leonard has a terrific sales team with an impeccable record of customer service. The new markets and channels Hal Leonard is addressing will be well served with the innovative new products Hamilton is adding to a portfolio of practical support.”
Monday, July 21st, 2014
Members of the international musical products industry rolled into Nashville’s Music City Center between July 17-19 for Summer NAMM 2014. With increased buying power among attendees, a bigger show footprint, and many live music performances and networking events, the largest Summer NAMM in six years saw an increase in international attendance.
“NAMM members who attended Summer NAMM are leaving Nashville with a competitive edge to succeed in the second half of the year,” says Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM, following the show’s run. “We are grateful to the members who shared their paths to success with their peers during breakfast sessions and the Top 100 Dealers Awards. Together we will continue to strengthen our industry.”
Friday, July 18th, 2014
Canadian Music Trade has learned that Danny Rocks, founder of The Company Rocks, a very frequent presenter at NAMM University, and a familiar face at many MI trade events, has passed away. Danny was a speaker, trainer, and business consultant always wearing a smile and happy to share a conversation.
We extend his family, friends, and peers our sympathies and will post more information as it becomes available.
Monday, May 5th, 2014
Keyano College in Fort McMurray, AB will sell by auction surplus musical instruments and repair equipment, tools, and supplies from having shut down its Musical Instrument Repair (MIR) program.
The first Lot consists of 170 used brass and woodwind instruments, and will close on Thursday, May 22, 2014.
The second Lot consists of 628 items of equipment, tools and supplies that were used by the MIR program, and will close on Friday, May 23, 2014.
Details of what is offered in each Lot can be found at: www.keyano.ca/Services/Auction.