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Jeremy Payne • OSS Sales & Marketing Director, The Music People

Jeremy Payne • OSS Sales & Marketing Director, The Music People

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Given how dynamic and fast-evolving the music marketplace can be, very few manufacturers or distributors in the music products industry are content simply to rest on their laurels. Nevertheless, it is somewhat rare to find a company that takes self-betterment and continual improvement as seriously as The Music People (TMP), based in Berlin CT. Last [...]

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Jack Long • Chairman, Long & McQuade And Yorkville Sound

Jack Long • Chairman, Long & McQuade And Yorkville Sound

| February 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Dan Ferrisi The music products industry is full of fascinating stories pertaining to how companies were founded, how partnerships were forged and the sometimes-unforeseeable ways in which firms evolve over histories that, in some cases, stretch back decades into the past. The story of how, in 1956, Jack Long created Long & McQuade, an [...]

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Lori McCallian • CEO, Dean Markley USA

Lori McCallian • CEO, Dean Markley USA

| January 15, 2013

By Dan Ferrisi Our industry is fortunate to have a lot of big-name, iconic brands and individuals associated with it, and it’s pretty clear that Dean Markley would be near the top of anyone’s list. Dean Markley USA recently announced the appointment of Lori McCallian as CEO of both Dean Markley USA and Ultrasound Amplifiers, [...]

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Michael Spremulli • CEO, Vision Musical Instruments

Michael Spremulli • CEO, Vision Musical Instruments

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Dan Ferrisi There are lots of people in the music products industry who can boast of having vision. After all, our space is teeming with product innovation, creativity and passion to make something beautiful. Michael Spremulli definitely has vision, which makes the name of his company, Vision Musical Instruments, quite appropriate. Spremulli essentially grew [...]

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JOHN KRUPA • Director of Sales, RCF USA

JOHN KRUPA • Director of Sales, RCF USA

| November 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Dan Ferrisi Noted New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman famously observed that the planet is getting “hot, flat and crowded,” the middle descriptor meant to convey our increasingly globalized marketplace and world. The global flavor of commerce is abundantly evident in the music products market, in which one finds several companies that are based [...]

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Bob Yerby

Bob Yerby

| October 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Remo, Inc. By Dan Ferrisi Bob Yerby, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, has had a pretty incredible career with Remo, Inc., spanning more than 20 years and numerous divergent roles that encompassed a broad spectrum of responsibilities. Speaking to Yerby, his passion for both the music industry and Remo specifically [...]

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Yule Jabara • CEO, Galaxy Audio

Yule Jabara • CEO, Galaxy Audio

| September 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Dan Ferrisi Both as a consumer and as an observer of industry, I have a great deal of respect for, and a desire to engage in commerce with, family businesses, which historically have made up the backbone of American enterprise. In the music products space, one of the best examples of a quality family [...]

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CLIFF COOPER

CLIFF COOPER

| August 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Founder & CEO, Orange Music Electronic Company By Dan Ferrisi In our monthly Five Minutes With interview series, many factors are taken into account to decide who the best candidates to bring to our readers are. Of course, we want to spotlight people who have had estimable careers in the music products space. We also [...]

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Dariush Rad

Dariush Rad

| July 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

President & CEO, Asterope By Dan Ferrisi When you talk about professionals who work in the music products industry, it’s basically a given that a very large proportion of them will have a broader, personal connection to music, either as a player or DJ or producer or songwriter or any combination thereof. Dariush Rad, President [...]

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Joe Castronovo

Joe Castronovo

| June 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

President & CEO, Korg USA, Inc. By Dan Ferrisi One of the best resources that our industry has is the collected experience, wisdom and insight of individuals who have spent what amounts to a lifetime in the music products industry, riding the rollercoaster through good times and bad, while seeing a veritable parade of products [...]

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