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Article Archive: Audio & CD
Top-10 Most-Wanted Musical Toys
In 2011 digital music sales surpassed physical album sales for the first time, according to a report by CNN. It is perhaps unsurprising, then, that when TDmonthly interviewed retailers about their best selling CDs and musical toys, 10 of the 13 said that they don't sell CDs at all anymore...

2/1/2012



Music
See recent Specialty and Mass-Market products in the Music category...

8/1/2011



Summary of Online CD Reviews
TDmonthly Magazine’s Review Scout scours the Web weekly for reviews of new and hot products so you don’t have to spend your time searching...

11/1/2010



Summary of Online Book and CD Reviews
TDmonthly Magazine’s Review Scout scours the Web weekly for reviews of new and hot products so you don’t have to spend your time searching...

11/1/2010



Holiday Preview: CDs & Musical Toys
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7/1/2010



TDmonthly’s Music Expert
TDmonthly Magazine’s Music Expert heard a frog’s rock story, learned about functions of the brain, and enjoyed a jazzy spin on classic children’s songs...

7/1/2010



TDmonthly’s Music Expert
TDmonthly Magazine’s Music Expert watched her daughter hum and dance to tunes by the Bari Koral Family, wiggled away with international sensation The Wiggles, and enjoyed distinctive instrumentation in an album of French songs...

6/1/2010



TDmonthly’s Music Expert
TDmonthly Magazine’s Music Expert rocked out to some honky-tonk tunes, took beginning Chinese, and went on a field trip with sharp musicians in this month’s reviews...

5/1/2010



Summary of Online Toy Reviews: Earth Day Edition
TDmonthly Magazine’s Review Scout celebrates Earth Day this month with reviews of eco-friendly and environmentally conscious products...

4/1/2010



Toys in the News: 3-31-10
Music merchandising company Bravado has appointed University Games to produce a signature line of games, authentic puzzles and Colorforms, expanding on their collectible memorabilia for the world’s most successful entertainer, Michael Jackson...

3/1/2010



Top-10 Most-Wanted Musical Toys
TDmonthly Magazine recently interviewed 47 specialty toy-store owners around the country (plus one in Canada) to find out what's selling in their music departments...

2/1/2010



Musical Toys & CDs
Go back to main article: "Award-Winning Toys for a Hassle-Free Holiday"...

12/1/2009



TDmonthly’s Music Expert
TDmonthly Magazine’s Music Expert appreciated the vocal and musical attributes of “Teaspoon at a Time,” “Martian Television Invasion” and "American Heroes #3," while also applauding the pertinent messages...

11/1/2009



Kids’ Music Gets “Ziggy”
It’s no surprise that the powerful tween market is ruling choices in kids’ music, too. As of Aug. 31, the top-10 best-selling children’s albums on Amazon.com included the tween-targeted “Kidz Bop 16,” featuring pop tunes such as Black Eyed Peas’ “Boom Boom Pow”...

9/1/2009



TDmonthly’s Music Expert
TDmonthly Magazine’s Music Expert took a quick trip around the world to sample different ethnic styles of music and laughed at hilarious lyrics about family, bad days and rhyming in Lanny Sherwin’s latest...

9/1/2009



Holiday Preview - CDs & DVDs
Magic tricks, language development, exercise, and math training are all part of the diverse collection covered in this Holiday Preview of CDs and DVDs...

5/1/2009



TDmonthly’s Music Expert
In the latest batch of CDs, TDmonthly Magazine’s Music Expert delved into a mix of creative orchestration topped off with humor...

3/1/2009



Kids' CDs Rock Out and Keep Things Jazzy
When TDmonthly Magazine queries specialty toy retailers about what music sells (and plays!) in their stores, Putumayo Kids comes up time and time again. There's no doubt Putumayo has a lot to offer...

2/1/2009



TDmonthly’s Music Expert
TDmonthly Magazine’s Music Expert unearthed some big hits in her CD player recently, enjoying everything from French classics to folktales...

2/1/2009



TDmonthly’s Music Expert
If you want to know which children’s CDs may be worth carrying in your store, see what TDmonthly’s Music Expert has to say...

1/1/2009



TDmonthly’s Music Expert
If you want to know which children’s CDs may be worth carrying in your store, see what TDmonthly’s Music Expert has to say...

12/1/2008



TDmonthly’s Music Expert
If you want to know which children’s CDs may be worth carrying in your store, see what TDmonthly’s Music Expert has to say...

11/1/2008



TDmonthly’s Music Expert
If you want to know which children’s CDs may be worth carrying in your store, see what TDmonthly’s Music Expert has to say...

10/1/2008



Singing Prodigy Eschews Toys for Grander Things
When TDmonthly Magazine spoke with Connie Talbot, the 7-year-old singing phenomenon whose “Over the Rainbow” album will debut this month on the AAO Music/Reality label, she said she was hoping to get a bicycle for her birthday on November 20...

9/1/2008



TDmonthly’s Top-10 Most-Wanted CDs and Musical Toys
When TDmonthly Magazine recently spoke to 68 retailers about their sales of music for children, most expressed that it’s a steady, stand-by category with an emphasis on simple instruments...

9/1/2008



Music With a Message
There’s a lot more to a children's CD than just the music itself. As several musicians recently told TDmonthly Magazine, it’s also about having a story and a cause, and getting kids involved...

9/1/2007



TDmonthly's Multimedia Expert
TDmonthly Magazine’s Multimedia Expert has devoted her career to watching and listening to imaginative creations in a variety of media...

6/1/2007



Listen and Learn
These CDs use songs and stories to keep kids amused at home, in their SUVs or while shopping in your store...

6/1/2007



Baby Gets a Boom Box
Dan Lemay believes he has something that nobody else has in the toy, music or even educational industry...

4/1/2007



Jandie Jams Adds Up
Many parents might recognize Sandy Sartor’s dilemma: In an attempt to find educational resources for her small children that were more interesting than flash cards, she purchased a music CD designed to help them learn addition...

4/1/2007



TDmonthly's Multimedia Expert
TDmonthly Magazine’s Multimedia Expert has devoted her career to watching and listening to imaginative creations in a variety of media...

3/1/2007



Music to a Kid's Ears
Toys and music have gone hand-in-hand since the first music box. But now, with iPods and downloads, CD mega-stores and file sharing, kid’s music at the toy store is becoming an endangered species. Or is it?...

9/1/2006



Showcase the Music
What goes into creating a kid song that works? TDmonthly Magazine talked with the creators and distributors of children's CDs...

9/1/2006



Is Silly Necessary to CD Success?
With so many kids' music albums to choose from, what should retailers look for when stocking their shelves?...

6/1/2006



The Hollywood Toyboy Visits the Record Industry
Kids have taken over the national pop album sales chart...

4/1/2006



Rhapsody Records Teaches Baby Night and Day
Dr. Gwendolyn McGraw stumbled across research showing that parents bought lullaby CDs for their children that they never used...

2/1/2006



Audio/Video/Electronic Products
The following products are from manufacturers you won't find at the 2006 Toy Fair...

1/1/2006



Genius By Age 5, Heart Attack By Age 10?
What does preparing children for kindergarten really mean?...

1/1/2006



Songs from the Neighborhood Gets Grammy Nomination
"Songs from the Neighborhood: The Music of Mister Rogers" is up for an award in the category of Best Musical Album for Children...

12/1/2005



Donna Summers, Crystal Gayle, Roberta Flack and ... Mr. Rogers?!!
Dennis Scott produces the music of Mr. Rogers...

11/1/2005



Video Game Music Fills Concert Halls
Called “chiptunes" (any “song” from a video game), video game music is now playing at concerts and venues...

11/1/2005



New & Notable Toys: Music
Check out these noteworthy toys...

7/1/2005



Laughing Pizza Serves Up Fun
Laughing Pizza doesn’t come with pepperoni or sausage. Instead, the name refers to a family musical group that serves up a flavorful blend of pop, country and Motown-style tunes...

5/1/2005



Rivanna Music: Soothing Children with Lullabies
Childrenīs lullabies are a worldwide tradition. When Cathy Bollinger was in college she met Zane Apprey, a dedicated music therapist who served as her mentor and taught her that opportunities to use music to nurture and inspire surround us...

2/1/2005



Selling Music for Children
For a new store owner thinking of specializing, music for children is a lucrative, fulfilling possibility. From a monetary and artistic perspective, this is a rewarding retail niche...

2/1/2005



Childrenīs Music: Whatīs New for 2005
The savvy childrenīs music retailer in 2005 knows that cassettes are out, and CDs are in. Videotapes are nearing extinction, and DVDs are multiplying...

2/1/2005



Children´s Music
Children´s music never sounded quite like this. While age old lullabys will never go out of style, children´s music is growing in leaps and bounds with many musicians making the cross-over from recording pop and rock tunes to modern day kiddie classics. Check out the following albums that are as...

1/1/2005



MUSIC
Baby Road Trip Inc. (ToyShow)The multi award-winning Baby Road Trip Video Series takes children ages 6 months to 4 years of age on educational and entertaining musically themed journeys to different exciting destinations! This video series was designed especially for parents to enjoy just as much as their babies and...

8/1/2004



The Latest Formats Bring the World to the Latest Generation
In the evergreen Infant and Toddler market segments, book publishers and media content providers are eyeing products for the youngest children as fertile ground for new cultivation...

7/1/2004



Spooky Tunes and Grooves
The Halloween Fun CD by Kimbo Educational offers musical Halloween safety tips along with poems and spooky sound effects...

3/1/2004



MUSIC
A New Spin On the Toy Piano The Baby Grand Piano (Black or White) from Imagiix (ToyDirectory) is a totally new concept in the design and manufacture of toy pianos, designed to encourage and enable children 3 and up to "conduct concertos." Features of the 25 key piano include...

3/1/2004



Toy Fair 2005: Music

1/1/2004




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