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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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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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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Get to Know the People of RPMDA: Richard Rejino, RPMDA Exec. Director

by Jenny Van Pelt, Lorenz Corporation This fall I had the chance to talk with Richard Rejino about his experiences in the print music industry and with RPMDA: JV: What brought you to RPMDA? RR: I had always heard about RPMDA when I first started working in print music retail as an employee. After I …

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2020 RPMDA Convention Update

Christmas is less than one month away, which means that the 2020 RPMDA Convention is less than five months away! While many in our industry attend multiple trade meetings throughout the year, RPMDA members know that this isn’t “your typical convention.” Whether publisher or retailer, we’re well-accustomed to exhibits, sessions, and networking opportunities – but …

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