NORWALK, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vision Musical Instruments, LLC (VMI) www.visionmusical.com, U.S. distributor for Merida Classical and Acoustic guitars and other exceptional, high-quality musical instruments, today announced that its Merida guitar line has been nominated “Best Acoustic Guitar” as part of The Music & Sound Retailer’s 27th Annual Music & Sound Awards.
“It brings us great pleasure to announce our company’s coveted nomination as part of one of the industry’s leading trade magazine award contests”
“It brings us great pleasure to announce our company’s coveted nomination as part of one of the industry’s leading trade magazine award contests,” said Mike Spremulli, CEO of Vision Musical Instruments. He added, “We have worked incredibly hard to make Merida a guitar line that not only we are proud of, but also that our retail partners are proud to sell in their stores.”
According to Dan Ferrisi, editor of The Music & Sound Retailer, there are 5 manufacturer|product nominees for the ‘Best Acoustic Guitar’ category. The Music & Sound Awards are comprised of 26 manufacturer|product categories and 23 dealer categories. Several hundred nomination forms were submitted by The Retailer readers. Ferrisi added, “We are pleased to see a new company’s products nominated for this most prestigious award.”
Music & Sound Award winners will be announced in late January at NAMM (National Association of Music Manufacturers) in Anaheim, California.
Vision Musical Instruments believes in Summer NAMM. We think it's a terrific time to connect with dealers and end-users! It's a much more intimate, low-key setting. It's also a great place to put a face to a name or voice that you may have been dealing with for quite some time!
The people of Nashville couldn't have been more gracious and friendly too!
As I think you will have noticed, both by paging through this issue and by looking back at our June edition, The Music & Sound Retailer strongly believes in the Summer NAMM show. We think it provides value to manufacturers, retailers and, more broadly, the industry as a whole, bridging the many months between Winter NAMM events in Anaheim.
There are lots of people in the music products industry who can boast of having vision. After all, our space is teeming with product innovation, creativity and passion to make something beautiful. Michael Spremulli definitely has vision, which makes the name of his company, Vision Musical Instruments, quite appropriate. Spremulli essentially grew up in the music space, and it’s clearly in his DNA. In this extensive interview, we discuss his company, his products and what he thinks our industry needs more of. (Hint: It’s cooperation, communication and an abiding sense that manufacturers and retailers’ fates are intertwined.)