Category Archives: News

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

Open Enrollment is just around the corner Time for Annual 401(k) Review?

by Jeff Ponte As a MI business owner once you’ve started contributing to your 401(k) plan and funded it with investments that are appropriate for your needs, you might think you’re in good shape and that your 401(k) is now on “autopilot.” But that type of thinking can actually be counterproductive, because to get the… Continue Reading

Bethel Music Celebrates 30 Years!

Bethel Music Center is celebrating its 30th birthday this year. On August 16th, 2014, from 10:00am until 5:00pm, BMC will be holding a party at the store (273 Greenwood Ave in Bethel, CT), which will be open to the public. The event will include live music all day, huge in-store sales, cool new products, door… Continue Reading

Danny Rocks – the music industry loses one of its finest

The music industry mourns the passing of a true renaissance man, Danny Rocks. Danny studied music at Temple University in his hometown of Philadelphia, and began his career on Broadway as a pianist in pit orchestras for musicals, eventually conducting the matinee performances of “Fiddler on the Roof” starring Zero Mostel. Danny became an independent… Continue Reading

Richard Rejino joins Madeleine Crouch & Co. Team

Madeleine Crouch is proud to announce that Richard Rejino has joined Madeleine Crouch & Co., Inc. as an account executive. His previous experience includes 30 years in the print music retail industry. From 1989 until 2006, he was Vice President of Brook Mays Print Music and managed 18 print locations. Most recently, he was manager… Continue Reading