Notes from a Thankful RPMDA Board Member

by Don Langlie In early 2011, I received a call from Carol Wilbur (President, 2013-14) about an opening on the RPMDA Board. Carol, having been a mentor of mine (and as gracious a person as anyone I have ever had the pleasure of knowing), made a pretty convincing case! I was, of course, flattered to … Read more

RPMDA Saturday Feature

Founded in 1970, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival hosts nearly half a million people annually over a ten-day period. With jazz music, traditional Louisiana food, crafts, and sections dedicated to heritage and history, Jazz Fest is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in New Orleans. This key music and culture event also happens … Read more

Heavy Hitting Sessions on Friday @ RPMDA

The RPMDA board is pleased to announce that the opening session for our 2020 convention in New Orleans will be presented by Larry Morton, President & CEO of Hal Leonard. Entering the music products industry in 1984, Morton joined Hal Leonard in 1990, worked his way to Vice President of Sales, was appointed president in … Read more

2020 RPMDA Convention Registration

The 44th annual convention of the Retail Print Music Dealers Association continues its winning combination of educational sessions, collaborative discussions, one-of-a-kind social events and the extremely popular Power Hour! Supporting one of the most rapidly evolving segments of the music products industry, the RPMDA convention is the only forum of its kind for information sharing & non-competitive … Read more

RPMDA Dealer Feature: Brass Bell Music – Milwaukee, WI By Andrea Pelloquin, J.W. Pepper & Son I recently had the opportunity to interview Tristann Rieck, owner of Brass Bell Music in Milwaukee, WI, about her store and how they stay relevant in the community.  AP: Give us a brief history of your company and your mission. TR: My father started the business in … Read more

SWIM Scholarship Winner – Kristi Jacobson, Alfred Music

I recently had the incredible opportunity to attend The NAMM Show as one of six SWIM (Smart Women in Music) scholarship recipients. The SWIM scholarship gave me the opportunity to job shadow professionals in the music products industry, learn tips and best practices at breakfast and idea center sessions, and, most importantly, to connect with … Read more

Remembering Leon Louis Gallison

Leon Louis Galison, 64 of St. Augustine, formerly of Boca Raton passed away January 11, 2020 with family by his side. Leon was born in New York on June 18, 1955 to Joan and Lawrence Galison of Roslyn, New York. In 1973, the family relocated to Miami Lakes, Florida. Leon graduated from the University of … Read more