Category Archives: News

Our First Visit to RPMDA

by Jacqueline Ashley In April my husband and I, owner of Wentzville Music, LLC, had the opportunity to attend RPMDA’s convention in St. Louis.  Being that this was our first time, we were both apprehensive and unsure what to expect, but were excited.  Just getting a few days away from the store, even in the… Continue Reading

NAMM Convention Update (A Print Music Perspective)

by Mike Watson, Remenyi House of Music For print music specialists, one of the advantages of attending a large-scale trade show is the perspective it can bring to our own niche market, along with a valuable opportunity to monitor developments in the larger music products industry. The 2016 NAMM Show (held January 21-24) boasted 101,736… Continue Reading

The Frankfurt International Music Fair

Dear RPMDA friends, Happy New Year from Germany! Last year many of you showed great interest in hearing about the Frankfurt International Music Fair. So your German publisher colleagues would like to remind you that it’s gradually coming up to that time of year again. The first Frankfurt International Music Fair took place in 1980.… Continue Reading

Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic

by Don Clossun The Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic is an awesome convention – a real highlight of the year. This large gathering is held every December in Chicago because it is warm there at that time (I’m Canadian eh! and everything is relative). It’s a special combination of people. In this case, publishers/suppliers in… Continue Reading

The Retail Price Maintenance Act – A European Peculiarity

by Petra Woodfull-Harris The Retail Price Maintenance Act is a law that on the one hand obliges publishers to determine and publish retail prices for all books and sheet music, and that on the other hand obliges retailers to sell these publications at the published prices only. In several countries in Europe the state restricts… Continue Reading

Down Memory Lane – Our Sheet Music Heritage

By Tony Walas / Harris-Teller, Inc. / author Visions of Music – Sheet Music in the Twentieth Century It’s interesting to remember that our organization was originally called the RSMDA (Retail Sheet Music Dealers Association). There’s that important phrase – sheet music. It’s something we sell and are familiar with, yet do people (ourselves included)… Continue Reading

News from The NAMM Foundation

Are the music programs in your community getting the recognition they deserve? Strengthen support for music programs in your community with a 2016 Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) designation or a SupportMusic Merit Award (SMMA) from The NAMM Foundation. Applications to be considered for this national designation will be accepted between October 15th and… Continue Reading