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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Remembering Tracy Allen

By Gayle Beacock, Beacock Music & Education Center Dear friends, We recently lost our dear Tracy Allen. Many of you remember Tracy from her enthusiastic attendance at past RPMDA conventions. I used to tease her that she knew more people than I did and I was President! That was Tracy. Instantly learning everyone’s names with …

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Hal Leonard Announces Change in CEO Leadership

Hal Leonard, the world’s largest publisher of music performance and instructional materials, has announced that Keith Mardak is stepping down as its CEO and Larry Morton will become President and CEO. Mardak will remain with Hal Leonard as Chairman of the Board and act in a consultant role for the foreseeable future. Under Mardak’s leadership, …

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2019 Best Ideas – Marketing & Advertisting

The RPMDA 2019 convention was a treasure trove of marketing and advertising tips from community-focused retailers. Here are five Best Ideas from print music’s greatest minds that you can start using today to boost your business going into the fourth quarter! Lindy Campbell, Music on the HillI like using Facebook to get out announcements to …

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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 …

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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 …

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