Hal Leonard Distribution Center Tour

by Tim Cose, Hal Leonard The RPMDA convention-goers toured the Hal Leonard Corporation facilities on the Wednesday before the convention began. This left plenty of time for attendees to discuss the distribution and production systems and facilities. Our perspective as the audience was unanimous: the Hal Leonard team in Winona took us all on an …

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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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2018 Convention Update:  The Land of 10,000 Ideas

by David Jahnke, Hal Leonard Corporation Minneapolis, MN is our destination for RPMDA 2018 and our convention theme came from the state slogan found on Minnesota license plates:  The Land of 10,000 Lakes.  What I find interesting about their slogan is that Minnesota has 12,000 lakes.  Why did they settle on promoting 10,000 instead of going …

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Welcome to Minneapolis – Home of the 2018 RPMDA Convention

Mike Watson – RPMDA VP Secretary/Treasurer Next April April 25-28, our convention returns to the beautiful Twin Cities for the first time in 36 years. Offering a wealth of cultural activities & outdoor adventure, the Mini Apple has much to recommend. And after hosting the 52nd Super Bowl next February, Minneapolis will be primed for the …

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RPMDA Convention Best Ideas – Part 1

Below is the first installment of Best Ideas entries from the Best Ideas Session at the 2017 RPMDA Convention in Atlanta. Thanks to Tim Cose, of Hal Leonard for collecting and compiling the first installment. Wine Club for Piano Music  Krista Hart, Alfred Music Subscription box series are all the rage right now – you …

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RPMDA Announces 2017 Dorothy Award Honoree and other Announcements

The 2017 RPMDA 41st Annual Convention in Atlanta attracted 169 attendees, including 26 exhibitors, and 32 first-time attendees. Among the many convention attractions, members participated in a CNN/Aquarium Tour, a tour of the J.W. Pepper facilities, a Scavenger hunt,  and the Annual Awards banquet.  Educational sessions were stronger than ever for 2017. The convention mood this …

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