Jack Long co-founded the Long & McQuade music stores in Canada beginning in 1956. At the time, there were few supplier/dealer relations between Canada and the United States. Establishing these relations was something Jack helped to pioneer. He also helped establish his country as a legitimate industry contender, especially as his own store increased in success and in number of store locations. In 2006, on the 50th anniversary of the company’s opening day, Long & McQuade opened their 26th location.