future of musical instrument retail

New report on the future of music retail

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For professionals in music retail who might be fans of my work on Guitar Center, Competitive Futures has just released a new report on the depth of strategic changes that await the marketplace. Check out the latest Three Trends Report: Musical Instrument Retail to see how stagnation, the shift from big box to digital retail, and the development of mobile …

Chazerai Nation, or why shopping sucks in America

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Seeking a non-pharmaceutical method of healing the psychic pain of wrangling two sub-civilized creatures who I hope to carry my DNA into future centuries all alone for the past week, I just chose a decidedly American option: retail therapy. Yup, most of the time I go for that “post-consumerist” self-deception where I tell myself I’m not into physical goods (except …