Canadian Music Trade - June/July 2017 - Page 5

CONTENTS Volume XXXVIII Number 4 June/July 2017 FEATURES CONSULT OUR FOCUS ON SUMMER NAMM TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TRIP TO NASHVILLE, PG. 26 DEPARTMENTS PAGE 34 PAGE 22 PRODUCT NEWS PAGE 9 The latest products & technologies to hit the market FROM THE FLOOR Checking Back with the Hangout Our panel of retailers from communities across the country weighs in on the challenges of serving a small market and the rewards that make it all worthwhile. ADVERTISERS’ INDEX NEWS PAGE 42 The latest industry happenings EVENTS PAGE 18 PAGE 44 SUPPLIER SPOTLIGHT PAGE 26 CLASSIFIEDS B&J Pro PAGE 19 Focus on Summer NAMM 2017 PAGE 46 NAMM NEWS ENDORSER UPDATE Dominate Your Fourth Quarter By Michael Raine PAGE 20 FACES PAGE 32 BUSINESS MATTERS One-on-One with NAMM’s 2016 Dealer of the Year Noel Wentworth The Risks & Rewards of Small-Town MI Retail By Megan Beam PAGE 39 PAGE 10 It Takes a Village… INSIGHT FROM MENZIE PITTMAN, OWNER OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CENTER, NAMM’S DEALER OF THE YEAR, PG. 32 Though Summer NAMM continues to grow each year, it remains a significantly smaller event than the mammoth January show in Anaheim – and that is one of its most appealing traits. Cover Design: Amanda Goncalves Illustration by