First Timer Review – 2019 RPMDA Convention

Amos Green, Middle C Music: My experience at the RPMDA Convention as a first time attendee was easily the highlight of my year and one of the most rewarding things I have done in my time with music. The individuals who belong to this association are extraordinarily welcoming and are willing to take the time … Read more

Dorothy Award Winner: An Interview with Lori Supinie

How did receiving the Dorothy Award from an organization like the RPMDA make you feel? Extremely grateful and truly humbled! It was such an honor, and to be surrounded by good friends from the print music industry made it even more special. Can you tell us a little bit about how you got started in … Read more

Best Ideas 2019: Winning Idea

This year’s winner, Bill Busch, shares a great idea for keeping track of and liquidating aging inventory in a way that is simple to implement and potentially fun for customers who are hunting for a deal. A number of years ago, Brass Bell Music incorporated a ‘Best Idea’ from an RPMDA session.  We began placing … Read more

2019 RPMDA Convention Highlights

by Christie Smith, Alfred Music What a convention!! San Diego is a beautiful city and is the home of NAMM headquarters and Kjos Publishing. Both companies were the perfect hosts to our members and put together once in a lifetime special events for us. If you missed it, be sure to put next year on … Read more

RPMDA Announces the 2019 Dorothy Honoree and Other Awards

DOROTHY AWARD: A highlight of every convention is the announcement of the Dorothy at the closing dinner, given for a lifetime of service and achievement in the music industry. It is RPMDA’s highest honor. The 2019 honoree is Lori Supinie of Senseney Music. Lorie began her long and distinguished career in the print music industry at Senseney Music and is … Read more

Honoring our 2018 Award Winners

The 2019 convention will bring us a new set of awards. Let’s take a moment to remember our 2018 recipients and their contributions to the print industry and to RPMDA. Dorothy Award – Our top RPMDA award given to someone who has offered: A lifetime of service to friends and family, community, and the print … Read more

RPMDA Convention Presenter Interviews

by Christie Smith, Alfred Music Don Langlie – Popplers Music You are hosting a panel this year at the RPMDA convention. Can you tell us briefly What you think the RPMDA members will get out of attending this session? The session: As the print industry continues to change, it is more important than ever that … Read more

Remembering Bill Heese

RPMDA is sad to announce the death of one of our family, Bill Heese. Here is a write-up sent to us from Dan D from NAMM. Bill Heese had a reputation like no other in the music publishing world, a reputation well deserved. Bill was not only a mainstay in the industry for over 40 … Read more