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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Back by Popular Demand in 2020: RPMDA’s Power Hour and Spark!

An important part of our 2020 New Orleans convention is the return of Power Hour and Spark! times to give commercial and retail members the chance to connect for one-on-one and small-group meetings. How does it work? Commercial members set up tables, where they will be ready to meet with retailers who circulate through the …

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Heavy Hitting Sessions on Friday @ RPMDA

The RPMDA board is pleased to announce that the opening session for our 2020 convention in New Orleans will be presented by Larry Morton, President & CEO of Hal Leonard. Entering the music products industry in 1984, Morton joined Hal Leonard in 1990, worked his way to Vice President of Sales, was appointed president in …

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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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2019 RPMDA Convention Highlights

by Christie Smith, Alfred Music What a convention!! San Diego is a beautiful city and is the home of NAMM headquarters and Kjos Publishing. Both companies were the perfect hosts to our members and put together once in a lifetime special events for us. If you missed it, be sure to put next year on …

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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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Honoring our 2018 Award Winners

The 2019 convention will bring us a new set of awards. Let’s take a moment to remember our 2018 recipients and their contributions to the print industry and to RPMDA. Dorothy Award – Our top RPMDA award given to someone who has offered: A lifetime of service to friends and family, community, and the print …

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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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