The Music Retail Show
A podcast about musical instrument retail produced by MIRC, the nation's largest wholesaler of quality used guitars.
info_outline NAMM 2020: Low Boy Beaters, Big Fat Snare Drums, & Tackle Instrument Supply 01/22/2020
NAMM 2020: Low Boy Beaters, Big Fat Snare Drums, & Tackle Instrument Supply In this episode from the NAMM show, we sat down with Jeremy of Low Boy Custom Beaters, Kris of Big Fat Snare Drum, & Scott of Tackle Instrument Supply.
info_outline Self Reflection: 4 Things You Need To Be Thinking About 12/03/2019
Self Reflection: 4 Things You Need To Be Thinking About In this episode, Richard and Nathan sit down to discuss personal reflection. More specifically, they talk about 4 important topics valuable to anyone in the workplace, but perhaps most important to owners and managers:
info_outline Interview: Nashville Guitarist Jason Jordan 11/12/2019
Interview: Nashville Guitarist Jason Jordan In this episode we sat down with Nashville based guitar player, Jason Jordan. Jason is a veteran of the Nashville scene playing for artists such as Big Daddy Weave, Love & Theft, Jason Michael Carroll, Jana Kramer, and many more.
info_outline Looking At The Evolution Of The MI Industry 10/01/2019
Looking At The Evolution Of The MI Industry 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.
info_outline StringJoy Guitar Strings With Scott Marquart 09/17/2019
StringJoy Guitar Strings With Scott Marquart 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.
info_outline What Makes A Person Good At Sales? 08/13/2019
What Makes A Person Good At Sales? In this episode we sat down with MIRC Sales Representative, Adam Hatfield. Adam has been in MI sales for over 17 years with experience in both wholesale and retail. We discuss what makes someone good at sales and how it isn't always what you may think.
info_outline Shipping Guitars Safely With Jeff Sazant of Aeris Packaging 08/02/2019
Shipping Guitars Safely With Jeff Sazant of Aeris Packaging 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.
info_outline Fred Poole of Peavey Electronics 07/31/2019
Fred Poole of Peavey Electronics In this episode we sat down with Fred Poole, General Manager of Product Development at Peavey Electronics. Fred is a wealth of knowledge and a great guy. We discuss some of the history of Peavey and also what they have planned for the future.
info_outline Brian Berk of The Music & Sound Retailer 07/26/2019
Brian Berk of The Music & Sound Retailer In this episode we sat down at summer NAMM with Brian Berk, editor in chief of The Music & Sound Retailer. Brian is not only a great editor and journalist, but he's an awesome guy too! We touch on everything from the NAMM show to the future of the industry.
info_outline SNAMM Interview: Gordy Wilcher MJC Ironworks/Owensboro Music 07/24/2019
SNAMM Interview: Gordy Wilcher MJC Ironworks/Owensboro Music 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.
info_outline What Is MIRC & Can It Help My Business? 07/09/2019
What Is MIRC & Can It Help My Business? 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.
info_outline Gearing Up For Summer NAMM With Causby Challacombe 06/21/2019
Gearing Up For Summer NAMM With Causby Challacombe 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. Also, if you aren't currently a NAMM member, don't miss the great deal Causby is offering for June/July of 2019 to our listeners!
info_outline Allen Haynes of The Music Stop 06/04/2019
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!
info_outline Interview: Rhett Shull 05/14/2019
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 to grow your presence on YouTube and much more.