NAMM Young Professionals With Mark Despotakis

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.

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Ian Harrold
Allen Haynes of The Music Stop

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!

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Ian Harrold
Aljon Go of Epiphone Guitars

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!

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Ian Harrold
Interview: Rhett Shull

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.

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Ian Harrold
Glen Wolff & Terry Myers of Taylor Guitars

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.

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Chris Honeycutt of Honeycutt Music

In this episode Richard and Nathan sit down with the strongest man in music retail, Chris Honeycutt - owner of Honeycutt Music.  Chris has a great success story and continues to thrive in today's retail environment.  

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Ian Harrold
Interview: Ariel Posen

In this episode, Richard and Nathan sit down with legend in the making, Ariel Posen!  Ariel is not only a total beast on guitar, but a phenomenal singer and songwriter as well.  The guys discuss everything from Ariel's career to music stores, the NAMM show, and Ariel's Skype lessons.  

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Ian Harrold
Interview: Tim Kletti Of Music Go Round

In this episode, Richard and Nathan sit down with MI industry rockstar, Tim Kletti of the Winmark Corporation.  Although we mostly know Tim and Winmark from Music Go Round, they also offer franchise opportunities including Play It Again Sports, Once Upon A Child, Platos Closet, & Style Encore to entrepreneurs.  

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Reassessing Your Business Goals & Values

In this episode Richard and Nathan sit down and discuss looking ahead into 2019.  Some of the topics they cover are self reflection, casting a vision, inspecting areas of your music store or online business that need improvement and much more.  

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NAMM Recap: Day Two

Richard and Nathan sit down and discuss our second day at the NAMM Show. It was another great day full of productive meetings and seeing friends. There is definitely a buzz this year and a positive energy for 2019!

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Ian Harrold
NAMM Interview: Raymond Boyd & Dave Clo

We met up with the great Raymond Boyd, long time drummer for Michael W. Smith and many more - and good friend Dave Clo to discuss life as a touring musician.  We also took the opportunity to simply hang out with some buddies at NAMM.

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Ian Harrold