Music: Encouraged Ensemble

The Music Merchants' Convention has been held every year for 36 years, but last week's, which drew 3,000 delegates to the Hotel New Yorker in Manhattan, was the biggest. It was also the noisiest, for convening were not only retail groups which included the National Association of Music Merchants and the National Retail Musical Instrument Dealers' Association, but also the National Association of Musical Merchandise Wholesalers and a sizable collection of manufacturers, who brought along the biggest agglomeration of musical wares ever assembled. For four days, deals, discussions, and congratulations were drowned by...

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