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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Ian Harrold
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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Ian Harrold
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
2019 NAMM Recap: Day One

Richard and Nathan sit down and discuss our first day at the NAMM Show in this episode.  From great meetings with manufacturers to seeing amazing artists like Ariel Posen, Kirk Fletcher, & Josh Smith in an all-star jam, our first day was super productive and a ton of fun!

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Ian Harrold
Scott Aisenbrey Of Epiphone

In this episode, we took a trip over to Epiphone HQ and sat down with the legend Scott Aisenbrey of Epiphone. Scott is the Director of Operations and a wealth of knowledge. We talk with him about the history of Epiphone as well as what's upcoming for them.

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Ian Harrold
Seb Fabal of Reverb

In this episode Richard and Nate sit down with legend in the making, Seb Fabal of Reverb.com!  Seb is extremely knowledgable and helpful about all things Reverb and strategies for winning at selling musical instruments online.  Whether you already sell online or are just getting in the game, you won't want to miss this one.

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Ian Harrold
Ken Huddleston of KK's Music & Pawn

In this episode Richard and Nate sit down with Pawn industry vet Ken Huddleston.  Ken has been in the pawn industry since the late 70's and has a wealth of knowledge on how to run a successful pawn/music store hybrid.  

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Ian Harrold
Zac Childs of Truetone

In this episode Richard and Nate sit down with the one and only Zac Childs.  Zac is the Director of Distributor Sales for Truetone as well as the writer of the column Ask Zac for Vintage Guitar Magazine.  Zac spent time on the road as a guitar tech for Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood as well.  Zac is a wealth of knowledge and super great guy!  We touch on everything from fun Brad Paisley stories to the history of Truetone in this great episode.

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Ian Harrold
Social Media And Your Music Store

In this episode Richard and Nate sit down with Ian Harrold, who handles all of the media needs of MIRC.  The discussion is all about social media and brand strategy using today's technology.  If you own or manage a music store or sell guitars online, check out this informative episode to get a handle on your social strategy.

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Ian Harrold
Gil Somers of Cogswheel Music

In this episode, we sit down with Cogswheel Music owner Gil Somers.  Gil has been selling guitars online since 2008.  We talk with him about his approach to selling online, providing good customer service, his process for listing instruments, and much more.  Gil is wealth of knowledge and always provides great insights.  Take a listen!

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Ian Harrold
Managing Expectations

In this episode Richard and Nate discuss how important your expectations are.  Too low and you can shoot yourself in the foot...too high and you'll never find success. 

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Ian Harrold
Gearing Up For 4th Quarter

In this episode Richard and Nate discuss the importance of gearing up your music store now for the holiday season.  Getting ahead of the curve and having the right inventory and strategy is crucial for capturing all of the success you can during the holidays.  If you own or manage a music store or sell guitars online, this episode is a must listen.

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Ian Harrold
Music Education & Being The Change With Dave Clo

In this episode, Richard and Nathan sit down with Dave Clo to discuss music education and more.  Dave is an established guitar player, author, and producer.  Dave received his bachelor’s degree of music from the University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music in 1987. Dave has recorded and toured extensively with Grammy® and Dove Award nominated artists and is the author of the interactive guitar method series, “You’re In The Band” and the 3-Sided Posters.

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Ian Harrold
Beating The Summer Blues

How do you beat those summer blues?  Traffic into your store can slow way down while everyone is enjoying outdoor activities and family vacations during the summer months.  Even online guitar sales tend to slow down.  In this episode, we go over some tips and read some listener feedback on how they keep sales and morale high in their music store during the summer heat!

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Ian Harrold