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The Art of Endorsement Deals

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          Saturday, July 15 — 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Music City Center, NAMM Idea Center (Booth 463) Presented by: Jen Lowe, Endorsing Artist (Moderator); Meredith Hamlin, Kyser Musical Products; Ron Bienstock, Scarinci Hollenbeck; Alan Friedman, Friedman, Kannenberg & Co.; and Dan Lipson, Emerging Artist Network So you want an endorsement deal? Great! Let’s talk […]

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Will You Pass The Music Retail Financial IQ Test?

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          Thursday, July 13 — 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm Music City Center, NAMM Idea Center (Booth 463) Today, more than ever, it’s critical for music retailers and their staff to understand the financial principles of running a profitable music store. It’s not enough to just make sales, offer great product, hire talented employees and […]

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Retail BOOT Camp—Financial Management

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          Wednesday, July 12 8AM – 12 PM Nashville City Center, Level 1 If you haven’t been to the all-day financial Boot Camp, don’t miss this opportunity! Join Alan Friedman, CPA, and Daniel Jobe for the only full-day financial training for music retailers at Summer NAMM. This back-office segment of Retail […]

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2017 Retail Boot Camp

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Retail Boot Camp is FREE to NAMM members, but you must register ahead of time and choose your track. (See “How to Register” at the bottom of the page.) This is a unique and powerful educational opportunity, so bring the whole team—owners, managers, salespeople, marketers, administrative staff, even your retail advisers. Discover what you’ll want […]

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Good Debt is a Good Thing

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By Alan Friedman | Daniel Jobe Friday January 23, 2016 4 PM In the world of music retailing, everyone is afraid to use the “F” word: finance. Why? Because many retailers believe that when you borrow money to stock inventory, you’re bound to get yourself in trouble with high interest rates and debt service payments. In reality, debt […]