A look back at the huge & hugely successful 2018 NAMM Show, Pg.24 FEATURES DEPARTMENTS 10. NEWS 20. 42. EVENTS The latest MI industry updates 16. SUPPLIER SPOTLIGHT Music 8 44. CLASSIFIEDS 46. ENDORSER UPDATE By Kevin Young Retail Resolutions for 2018 Lisa Griffiths Steve’s Music’s New Home in Montreal 17. NAMM NEWS 18. FACES New Location, New Layout, Same Steve’s New Location New Layout Same Steve’s The Iconic Montreal Retailer Makes the Best of a Forced Move Looking Back at The 2018 NAMM Show Retail Resolutions for 2018 Space-Saving Merchandising Tips A Creative Approach to Store Signage Cover Photo by Marlon Kuhnreich 28. BUSINESS MATTERS Forced to leave their longtime home on Montreal’s St-Antoine St., the staff at Steve’s Music sought to recreate their unique retail experience in a fresh new space on busy Ste-Catherine East. 24. Space-Saving Design & Merchanding Tips 30. PRODUCT NEWS The 2018 NAMM Show in Review The latest products & technologies to hit the market By Andrew King 39. ADVERTISERS INDEX 40. FROM THE FLOOR Fun & Effective Signage for Your Store Make the most of every square inch of retail space, Pg. 32 Thanks to an expanded exhibit space and new focus on the pro audio and event technologies industries, The 2018 NAMM Show was the biggest yet. Here’s a recap of some key happenings and identified trends.