2021 RPMDA Meeting

Join us on April 28, 2021 at 1 PM for our annual RPMDA meeting. Recapitulation 2021 will include RPMDA and Industry updates as well as a special “Dream Big” message from Scott Lang. Some of you will remember Scott from his electrifying keynote at our 2018 convention in Minneapolis. We’ll conclude with our annual meeting where we …

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A Letter from Ron Manus, Alfred Music, on Behalf of the RPMDA Board

Well, this has been an interesting year…  There have been moments in our history where we are challenged by extraordinary situations. In recent memory we have had earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunami’s, flooding, 9/11 and going back further WWII. In all these moments we rose to the occasion. At the time of those events it all seemed …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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RPMDA Dealer Feature: Brass Bell Music – Milwaukee, WI

www.brassbellmusic.com 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 …

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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 …

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RPMDA Grateful at Christmas 2019

2019 – what a ride!Dear friends at RPMDA, it has been a pleasure working with all of you and to spent those amazing 4 days in San Diego together. Looking forward to seeing you all again in New Orleans! Now it’s time to enjoy some peace and quiet with friends and family. Merry Christmas y’all …

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Dealer Member Feature: Luck’s Music Library | Madison Heights, MI

By Andrea Pelloquin, JW Pepper I recently talked with Amy King, Sales & Marketing Manager, about the business and why they’re a part of RPMDA: AP: Give us a brief history of your company and your mission:  AK: Luck’s Music Library’s illustrious history spans four generations and over eight decades from its humble beginnings in …

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