In this episode, Richard and Nathan sat down with Brian Nutter, owner and builder at Nutter Guitars. Brian has also had a great career as a guitar player, playing with Keith Urban and more. Brian is also currently instructing classes at Musician’s Institute Guitar Craft Academy. We had a great time talking with Brian about everything from his early influences up to his current projects and what’s next.Read More
In this episode, Richard and Nathan sat down to discuss current trends and what's on the horizon for the MI industry. They touch on everything from smaller boutique manufacturers to how a small store can stand out on social media.Read More
In this episode we sat down with President of StringJoy Guitar Strings, Scott Marquart. Scott is a great guy with a TON of valuable information.
His ability to explain guitar string manufacturing and marketing techniques in simple terms lends to an easy conversation about often overlooked details regarding both.Read More
In this episode we sat down with Rick Taylor, Product Manager of Vintage Guitars at RBiMusic. Rick is an industry vet with a ton of knowledge and insight.Read More
In this episode we sat down with Andrew Swift, Operations Manager of EMD Music. EMD Music is a distributor of brands like Stagg, Laney, Remo, Nady, and more. We touch on Andrew's history as well as EMD's role in the MI Industry and much more.Read More
In this episode we sat down with MIRC Sales Representative, Adam Hatfield to discuss sales. Adam has been in MI sales for over 17 years with experience in both wholesale and retail.Read More
In this episode we sat down Brian Wampler, CEO of Wampler Pedals. We discuss his entrance into the pedal world and his other contributions to the industy, like his podcast Chasing Tone, and his YouTube channel.Read More
In this episode we sat down at Summer NAMM with Jeff Sazant, Director of Sales and Business Development at Aeris Protective Packaging. Aeris has developed a protective packaging system specifically for guitar and we discuss how their system helps keep guitars safe during shipping.Read More
In this episode we sat down at summer NAMM with Fred Poole, General Manager of Product Development at Peavey Electronics. Peavey is a historic brand with a great story. We discuss everything from some of Peavey’s history to some of their future plans. Fred is wealth of knowledge and a fun guy to hang out with.Read More
In this episode we sat down at Summer NAMM 2019 with Brian Berk, editor of The Music & Sound Retailer. The Retailer is a highly respected MI industry trade magazine largely due to Brian’s efforts. We enjoyed sitting with Brian discussing the industry.Read More
In this episode we sat down with industry veteran and legend, Gordy Wilcher. To say Gordy is respected and well known in the MI industry would be an understatement. Gordy has owned Owensboro Music for 46 years and has also partnered with Michael Connolly to grow MJC Ironworks, a string company.Read More
In this episode, we sit down and discuss MIRC (Musical Instrument Reclamation Corporation). We answer common questions we receive and also discuss why MIRC started producing The Music Retail Show podcast.Read More
In this episode, we sat down with NAMM Young Professionals President, Mark Despotakis. Mark is also the Director of Market Development at Progressive Music in Pittsburgh, PA.
We discuss the importance of NAMM YP and how to get involved-hint...it's super easy and free! If you or any of your staff are under 40 and an MI industry professional, you need to be a part of NAMM YP.Read More
In this episode, we sat down again with Causby Challacombe, Director of Membership for the NAMM Foundation. Causby is one of our favorite guests! Her enthusiasm for the MI industry and knowledge of the benefits of NAMM are always inspiring and helpful.Read More
In this episode we sat down with Allen Haynes, owner of The Music Stop in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Allen is a great example of a diversified music store with multiple revenue streams. His knowledge about band rentals, sound system installs, and day to day music store operations is second to none. Not only that, but he is a stand up guy to top it off!Read More
In this episode we sat down with Epiphone Product Manager, Aljon Go. Aljon is highly respected in the MI industry not only for his work, but for his character as well.
Aljon is a wealth of knowledge about all things Epiphone, Kramer, Steinberger, and Tobias. Sit back and enjoy this episode!Read More
In this episode we sit down with guitarist and YouTube influencer, Rhett Shull. Rhett is not only an amazing musician, but has harnessed the power of YouTube and is creating some of the best videos out there. We discuss his channel and also tactics and tips for how to grow your channel and much more.Read More
In this episode we sit down with Zach Broyles of Mythos Pedals. Based in Nashville, TN - Zach has built Mythos from the ground up and is gaining ground fast in the pedal community.Read More
In this episode we sat down with MI Industry vets and good friends Glen Wolff and Terry Myers of Taylor. We talk about what's new with Taylor and chat about the industry as a whole. We also touch on Glen's involvement in a new product call the Acousti-Lok from Music Nomad. Any chance we have to sit down and talk with these guys is always welcomed and a great time.Read More