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Amazon.com is the 800 pound gorilla in the Online shopping world. They have a complete line of products either through their store or through their partner shops. Nearly anything that you can think of is available through Amazon. You can go directly to the site or you can check their product offerings through our AStore located on this site. Our AStore lists some of the musical related products that they carry but any purchases you make within 24 hours can help the site so please begin your Amazon shopping adventure here.
This Online retailer may be one of the most interesting to those in the live sound and lighting business. They cater to production companies and stock a wide array of major brand equipment. You can see their current specials at PSSL.com - Pro Audio Gear - Specials. Check them out when you are looking for sound values.
Sam Ash is one of the well known music retailers that maintains a web presence. They carry a complete line of supplies for musicians and have a good Live Sound Department. They prominently display a low price guarantee on the header of the site.
Musician's Friend is a well known Online music shopping destination. Before the Internet they provided direct mail catalogs to the musical community. Musician's Friend says, "Come Shop at the World's Largest Music Gear Company!" They are certainly worth checking out.
The Guitar Center is a retail chain with stores across the US. They have a good Online site serving the music industry. While there may be a Guitar Center near you, you still should check out the site for their Online Only Price Drops at GuitarCenter.com!
Music123 is another Online retailer hoping for your business. They are a full service music store with a good Live Sound Department. They are dealers for some major brands of equipment so check them out.
Music and Arts has local locations across the US so there may be a local location near you. They are primarily in the instrument rental business but do carry items for sale as well. It is always good to know of another place to check when you need something. On the site they have a section listing over 100 permanent price reductions! It might be worth taking a peek.
zZounds is a site that you hear about from time to time. On their live sound equipment page they say, "For venues large or small, zZounds has the perfect live sound gear to fit the gig." In addition to Live Sound equipment they also have Recording Gear - Microphones, Multitracks, Mixers, Monitors and More On Sale At zZounds.com.
Woodwind and Brasswind, as the name implies, is primarily a horn shop. They do have a pro audio department as part of the site, though. It is always nice to have alternatives so check out wwbw.com. If you play or know a horn player you might suggest they can find the link to wwbw here.
Computers are becoming more and more a part of the live music scene. I have been mixing on a virtual digital console for nearly four years. I recently saw a young musician that was using an iPad or tablet as a sound module for a keyboard that he was only using as a controller. If you need anything associated with computers NewEgg is the place to go. I have built my own computers for several years and NewEgg has always given good service. After all 14 Million Geeks Can't Be Wrong. Price. Service. Selection. Newegg.
Music and Services to the Community
If you or a band with whom you work has music or video content that they want to distribute TuneCore offers the service for very reasonable rates. They can even get your music on the iTunes store as well as other Online music outlets. They can also help with disc duplication services. If you want Worldwide Music Distribution to 19 Online Stores you can get it with Tunecore.
Real Networks offers several services or softwares that can be of value to the community. The do have a legal download service, but also offer tools to get the most out of your music library. They are not only in the music business now, but offer videos and video tools as well. So Get the Ultimate in Online Entertainment with SuperPass - 14-Day Free Trial!
Live365 offers Internet radio service. You can listen to Internet radio including some live broadcasts. They do have premium membership plans that provide advertising free Internet radio broadcasts. Check out the site to see what they offer for free or you might want to Try VIP today. 7,000+ stations, no commercials. Start your free trial!
If you or a band you work with needs sheet music the place to check is Sheet Music Plus. They boast of having 411,000 titles so they probably have the song you are looking for. So check out Sheet Music Plus for the World's largest selection of sheet music, songbooks and guitar tabs.
Some of the best music on the planet is classical music. While it may not be your music of choice, if you want to be rounded in your knowledge of music you should listen to a bit of classical music. While the major works can often be found in the local music stores there is a huge volume of classical music that is hard to find. That's where ArkivMusic comes in. They have a strong library of those hard to fine titles.
Tickets and Travel Sites
If you are not working a show that you want to see you will need tickets. The easy to way to find the tickets you want or need is to check Online. You can Buy Concert Tickets at RazorGator but they also handle tickets for most major events.
It is always good to have options, so here is another Online ticket vendor with whom you can check. The ticket companies have good listings of what is going on in your area so you can Find events happening this week in your area at TickCo.com.
BookIt is oriented to the vacation travel space. If you need to go to a major vacation area they could have a deal for you. So if you want to go to the Hard Rock Hotel Cancun or any place else check BookIt.com for a deal you can live with.
Sometimes in this business you need to travel to get to a gig or event. If the distance is too far to reasonably drive you may need the help of the airlines. You can Book Cheap Air tickets with CheapOair & Save Big on Travel.
If you have to travel in connection with your job or for pleasure you may need a place to stay while out on the road. You can find Cheap Hotel Deals on CheapOstay and Save $25 more by using coupon code HOTEL25. Book Now!
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