Music Retail Podcast

Episode 11: Sammy Ash - Sam Ash Music. What is it like to be the largest family owned music chain?

An episode of Music Retail Podcast

By Donovan Bankhead
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A podcast dedicated to instrumental music retailers, featuring interviews with the best retailers in our industry, as well as other leaders.

Hosted by Donovan Bankhead, President at Springfield Music, Inc - a NAMM Top 100 Full-Line Instrumental Music Retail Business.
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A podcast dedicated to instrumental music retailers, featuring interviews with the best retailers in our industry, as well as other leaders.

Hosted by Donovan Bankhead, President at Springfield Music, Inc - a NAMM Top 100 Full-Line Instrumental Music Retail Business.
www.musicretailpodcast.com

More places to listen

Ep. 13: Gabriel O’Brien - the Retail Rebel! This is an MBA in Retail Marketing. You’re Welcome. :)
This episode we discuss leadership, what to do when you've hit the ceiling, how to get the most out of your video content, and so much more. If you'd like video or marketing help, reach out to gabe at Gabriel@upperhandstudios.com or visit his website Upperhandstudios.com.
1:33:01
December 7, 2019
Ep 12: Pete Sides - Robert M. Sides Family Music Center. This episode is an MBA for School Dealers.
Topics include:Family business succession, college education for retail store owners, rental growth through aquisition and how to keep those new customers, finding road reps, the RTO changes in the 90s, the value of value brands, long range planning, and how to make the most of your NAMM show. Whew!
1:19:06
November 17, 2019
Episode 11: Sammy Ash - Sam Ash Music. What is it like to be the largest family owned music chain?
What a treat it was to get to talk with Sammy Ash about Sam Ash Music, his thoughts on the other national competitor, how he feels about vendors selling direct (here’s looking at you, Fender), and much more!
1:18:20
October 30, 2019
Episode 10: Michael Cathrea - Resonate Music - How to build a thriving music lessons program.
In this conversation with Michael we discuss how to build a thriving lesson program that surpasses the competition.
1:48:39
October 13, 2019
Episode 9: Will Mason - Mason Music. Simple Ways to Motivate and Empower Your Team
Do you ever feel as if there’s a bottleneck at your store? Your staff is constantly coming to you with questions, complaints and concerns, and you start to develop “decision fatigue.” (It’s a real thing—look it up.) This is one of the biggest reasons businesses fail to grow. Don’t be the lid on your organization! In this presentation, Will Mason of Mason Music will cover four basic but incredibly effective techniques that will help you better train and empower your team to run the business for you. Mason leads a team of 60 people at four different locations, and he attributes his company’s growth to developing this team to lead. Discover how to step out of the daily grind and focus on the big picture, creating opportunity for long-term planning, goal setting and business growth.
1:32:32
September 15, 2019
Episode 8: Cindy & Rand Cook, Candyman Strings & Things, Sante Fe, NM. NAMM Dealer of the Year!
Yet ANOTHER interview from a NAMM Top 100 Dealer of the Year! Cindy and Rand Cook share their thoughts, insights, and the challenges they see in our industry and in running their business as it celebrates it’s 50th Anniversary.
1:19:49
July 19, 2019
Episode 7: Lauren Haas Amanfoh - Royalton Music Center.
Lauren has a great story - she’s a busy wife and mom, NAMM board member, and, of course, music store owner. Her full line music store is beautiful, and she has built a terrific business.
1:03:17
July 2, 2019
Episode 6: Menzie Pittman - Contemporary Music Center - 2016 NAMM Dealer of the Year
Today's conversation with Menzie covers authenticity, competing against big-box stores and franchises, and being involved with the NAMM fly-in for music advocacy. Hosted by Donovan Bankhead, President at Springfield Music, Inc - a NAMM Top 100 Full-Line Instrumental Music Retail Business. Want help with your business? Find Articles, Resources, and Coaching/Consulting services at http://www.musicretailconsulting.com Podcast Website: https://anchor.fm/musicretail
1:03:11
June 25, 2019
Episode 5: Tristann Rieck - Brass Bell Music. Managing transitions in a generational family business, Why Music Advocacy Matters, and more!
In this episode, Tristann Rieck, owner of Brass Bell Music in Milwaukee, WI talks about dealing with ownership transitions in a generational business, coming back from bankruptcy, and why you should be doing more with music advocacy. Hosted by Donovan Bankhead, President at Springfield Music, Inc - a NAMM Top 100 Full-Line Instrumental Music Retail Business. Want help with your business? Find Articles, Resources, and Coaching/Consulting services at http://www.musicretailconsulting.com Podcast Website: https://anchor.fm/musicretail
1:14:54
June 18, 2019
Episode 4: Randy Shayler - Zeswitz Music. Metrics That Matter!
Do you want to know what metrics matter most in your business? Then you will definitely want to listen to this! Randy is one of the smartest people in our industry, and I was delighted to get to speak with him for this interview. Want help with your business? Find Articles, Resources, and Coaching/Consulting services at http://www.musicretailconsulting.com Podcast Website: https://anchor.fm/musicretail
55:31
June 11, 2019
Episode 3: Lori Supinie - Senseney Music (NAMM 2011 Dealer of the Year)
Know your numbers and know your business. Do you want know what someone with an actual accounting background focus on when they own a music store? Do you wonder what key financials and metrics you should know in your business? Then you will definitely want to listen to this! Want help with your business? Find Articles, Resources, and Coaching/Consulting services at http://www.musicretailconsulting.com Podcast Website: https://anchor.fm/musicretail
1:09:06
June 4, 2019
Episode 2: Robert Christie - A&G Central Music. How Service Can Truly Set You Apart
We always hear how service makes a difference, but most retailers just give this lip service without really creating services that set you apart from a crowd. Today you can hear how Robert Christie has done just that. Want help with your business? Find Articles, Resources, and Coaching/Consulting services at http://www.musicretailconsulting.com Podcast Website: https://anchor.fm/musicretail
1:12:59
May 28, 2019
Episode 1: Tim Spicer - Spicer's Music a.k.a. The Dream Team
Do you want to learn how to get your team more involved with your business? Want to learn how to pull of an event so huge it earns a Guiness Record? Then you will definitely want to listen to this! Want help with your business? Find Articles, Resources, and Coaching/Consulting services at http://www.musicretailconsulting.com Podcast Website: https://anchor.fm/musicretail
1:18:30
May 27, 2019
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