CMT 2015 Market Forecast Survey

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Canadian Music Trade surveyed MI store owners and managers across the country to get their feelings and predictions for their businesses and the industry at large for the new year. Here are the results…

In which direction do you think the Canadian economy will head in 2015 when compared to 2014?

It will be significantly better in 2015              9%

It will improve slightly in 2015                       43%

It will remain about the same in 2015             27%

It will worsen slightly in 2015                        15%

It will worsen significantly in 2015                6%


CMT eNewsletter Survey

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…


NAMM Releases 2014 Global Report

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

NAMM reportNAMM 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.”


Hal Leonard Distributing Hamilton Stands In Canada

Monday, July 28th, 2014

HalHamiltonHal 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.”


Revitalized Summer NAMM Comes To A Close

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Summer NAMM Opens At Nashville's Music City Center

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.”


Trade Regrets: Danny Rocks

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Danny Rocks_0Canadian 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.