RPMDA Announces the 2018 Dorothy Honoree and Other Awards

The 2018 RPMDA 42nd Annual Convention in Atlanta attracted 160 attendees, including 26 exhibitors, and 20 first-time attendees. Among the many convention attractions, members participated in a tour of the Hal Leonard Distribution center in Winona, Minnesota, a visit to member stores, Groth Music Company and Schmitt Music Company, an excursion to Fly Over America in …

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Hal Leonard LLC announces the purchase of the print music and retail divisions of The Music Sales Group.

MILWAUKEE—Milwaukee-based worldwide music print publisher Hal Leonard LLC has today announced the purchase of the physical and online printed music businesses of global independent music publisher The Music Sales Group. In addition, Hal Leonard and The Music Sales Group will continue to work together in the future by entering into a global licensing agreement to …

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RPMDA 2018: Come for the Content!

Whether you come for a day or for the week, the 2018 RPMDA convention program is truly “The Land of 10,000 Ideas!” This excellent opportunity for professional development includes presentations from top-notch print music professionals and topics ranging from customer service, staffing, and social media to copyrights, technology, and the future of print. Highlights from …

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RPMDA 2018: Reinventing the Exhibit Floor

by Mike Watson, Remenyi Music Your RPMDA board has been hard at work assembling a fantastic assortment of educational sessions, idea sharing platforms and killer social events for our 42nd annual convention (April 25-28). This year, one of the most noticeable changes will be to the publisher exhibits. For many retailers, the opportunity to speak …

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Community – a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals

by Marcia Stearns, Bookmark Music Are you active in your community?   Your business community?   Your music community?   Your community of music teachers?  How about schools or churches?  Locally?  Statewide?  Why should you be?  In what capacity?  Only you can answer these as they relate to your music store. Here are some things we do. Bookmark …

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