“After 86 years in music educational publishing, you would have thought there were no more ways to print music, but what the Shredhed guys have done is unique and revolutionary,” says Alfred’s Ron Manus. “They have found a way to improve on the way music is delivered. For certain types of music, their system truly makes learning and understanding music easier and more fun.”
“What we’ve done is maintain the integrity of these publishers’ work,” Steve Wilson, executive vice president, Business Development of Music Sales, says of the many companies that have been rounded up under the Music Sales banner in recent years. “We have made a strong effort to establish different publishing brands and imprints and have them maintain their own identity.” They have had a strong start, acquiring several well-known music publishing companies in the last few years: Boston Music, Bosworth, Wilhelm Hansen, Chester Music, Novello, and Shawnee Press, among others.
For MI companies and retailers, logo wear has become a key element in the growth of business. As MMR found out, it’s not so much about the products themselves turning a profit; it’s about logo wear ultimately leading to profits through heightened brand recognition. As brand competition grows, so do the logo wear product lines.
When Jim Hall had the idea to make a flute out of glass, people told him it couldn’t be done. Well, that was 35 ago and Jim is still making glass flutes, along with other glass musical instruments. Hall and his wife Jenny run this successful business – It’s hard work, but as Jim tells MMR, they wouldn’t have it any other way.
“You could not have found a better choice than Dave Teeple for this inaugural award honoring Don Johnson,” declares Denny Senseney, formerly of Senseney Music, who has known Teeple for years. “Dave has not only been a trusted and valuable partner to the school music programs he serves, he exemplifies the highest forms of integrity Don valued throughout his life.