Trending Halloween Costumes: Print Tie-Ins/Recitals

By Tim Cose, Hal Leonard According to a National Retail Federation survey, Halloween consumer spending is expected to reach $9 billion in 2108. This is triple the spending in 2005. Whether it’s social media selfie fever or a serious national sweet-tooth, Halloween spending has had a strong upward trend for the past decade. It’s also a …

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Reputation

by Elliot Wessel, Schmitt Music We’re working in a reputation-based business.  We say that all the time.  So often our success or failure depends on the relationships we’ve built and maintained and hopefully grown over the years.  Reputation is so important.  If you haven’t been following pop culture at all, Taylor Swift’s new album is …

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Shop Small this Holiday Season

by Jenny VanPelt, Lorenz Corporation It’s music to many of our ears when we hear that “buy local” and “shop small” are growing movements in communities around the United States, Canada, and Europe. In response to the effects of retail big box stores and online giants in the marketplace, business and community leaders are coming …

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RPMDA Convention Best Ideas – Part 1

Below is the first installment of Best Ideas entries from the Best Ideas Session at the 2017 RPMDA Convention in Atlanta. Thanks to Tim Cose, of Hal Leonard for collecting and compiling the first installment. Wine Club for Piano Music  Krista Hart, Alfred Music Subscription box series are all the rage right now – you …

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Educating the Tech-Savvy Student

By John Mlynczak Today’s tech-savvy student has an entire internet full of ways to learn music. From YouTube to community sharing websites and subscription services, self-learning has never been more accessible. As an added bonus, students can search for and learn music twenty-four hours a day in the comfort of their own home using up their …

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Making Your MEA Work for You

By Tracy Leenman, Musical Innovations, LLC In recent years, some retailers – and publishers – have stopped exhibiting at state MEA’s for various reasons. But we believe that our state MEAs are among the most potentially significant, positive, and yes, exciting, events of the year for our company. What better opportunity will you have all …

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