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 …

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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 …

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RPMDA Dealer Member Feature: Bertrand’s Music and Lessons

By Andrea Pelloquin, West Music Company Welcome to our first RPMDA Dealer Member feature!  In every issue going forward we will be interviewing a new dealer member of RPMDA.  We want to get to know our fellow dealers and learn what makes them unique – and inspire us all to be the best dealers we …

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Friday Night at the Ballpark Hosted by Kjos Music

By Karl Kjos Everyone at the Neil A Kjos Music Company is thrilled to have all of our friends from RPMDA come to our hometown of San Diego. With a packed schedule of professional development, networking, and inspirational talks, we wanted to host an event that would be fun, interesting, and show off some what …

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RPMDA 2019: Raise Your Print Music Game

by Mike Watson, Remenyi Music & RPMDA Vice President, Program Chair Without a doubt, the cornerstone of a successful trade gathering is a broad choice of first-class professional development sessions. And in this regard, no event gives you a better bang for your buck than the RPMDA Convention. With session topics relevant to both the …

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Join us at NAMM HQ and the Museum of Making Music

Here’s another great reason to join us at this year’s RPMDA Convention—a visit to NAMM HQ and the Museum of Making Music! (And it’s FREE!) Our entire group will travel from the hotel along the Pacific Coast, up to NAMM HQ, which sits overlooking the Pacific in Carlsbad, CA. Once there, we will be greeted …

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Join the SWIM Team!

By Andrea Pelloquin, West Music Company Have you heard of the SWIM Team yet?  SWIM stands for Smart Women In Music, and it is a program that “supports women in the music products industry and helps them develop their leadership aspirations and broaden and deepen their leadership proficiencies” (SWIM, 2019).  The program is a part …

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Members Share Their Goals for 2019

Alan Friedman, Friedman, Kannenburg, & Co. Aside from eating healthy, losing weight, spending more time with the family, and learning all of the guitar parts to “Josie” by Steely Dan (…I always wanted to do that, but it seemed so hard), I have one more enormously important business goal for 2019…to educate (and, yes, scare …

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Industry News

Industry News for Februry 2019 Tony Walas to Retire from Harris-Teller It’s with an equal measure of anticipation and sadness that I announce my pending retirement. After forty-six years in the print music business (the last twenty at Harris-Teller), I’ll be turning sixty-six this year and feel that now is the right time to take …

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RPMDA – Grateful at Christmas

Bonita Cross, Day Murray Music: Standouts from 2018 at Day Murray Music have been the very successful choral reviews we hold four or five times a year. We are grateful for quality new issue sacred choral anthems to present to our music directors. From small church choirs to large community and school ensembles, the selection …

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