The Art of Music Retail

The Art of Music Retail

September 2019, MMR.

“Good business is the best art” Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol, a leading figure in pop art, was fascinated with, and excelled at, business.  He believed that business was the highest form of art. All art, embodies the intangible nature of life.

Readers of this column understand very well what the intangible qualities of music are: rhythm, melody, harmony, tone color, dynamics & structure. It is these intangible qualities which captures the quality of human feelings, the key drivers of the music experience.

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Jaimie Blackman

Jaimie Blackman — a former music educator & retailer— is a Certified Wealth Strategist & Succession Planner. Jaimie helps business owners accelerate the value of their company so it can be sold profitably when ready to exit. He is a frequent speaker at the National Association of Music Merchants, (NAMM) Idea Center and has spoken at Yamaha’s succession advantage.

His content has been published in multiple trade magazines including: Music Inc., Music & Sound Retailer, Canadian Music Trade Magazine, and Sound & Communications. His column is now published monthly in MMR— Musical Merchandise Review—and contributes to NAMM U online.

Jaimie is CEO of Jaimie Blackman & Company, and Creator of MoneyCapsules® and the Sound of Money®. To register for Jaimie’s live webinars, or to subscribe to his podcasts & webcasts, visit

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