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Susan Brailove was the director of Oxford University Press and is still a music publisher with her own company. With a tremendous understanding of the role of the music editor, Susan recently published a chronological history of the music engraver’s role. As a member of the Music Publishers...
Arnold Broido was an industry treasure! The man had sophistication and charm as abundantly as he had energy and ideas! Having worked in nearly every level of the music publishing industry, Arnold gained the respect of his peers and the confidence of songwriters such as Frank Loesser. He began his...
Thomas Broido recalls being carried by his father as he walked in the music publishers’ warehouses to check on business.  He remembers the smell of the ink and the smiles that would greet his father by the employees.  His father, Arnold Broido, was the president of Theodore Presser Music Publishing...
Daniel Dorff has been heavily involved in the music publishing industry for most of his professional life. He has worked for the Theodore Presser Company in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, since 1985. He worked side-by-side Arnold Broido who was an iconic figure in copyright and music advocacy that...
Arthur Gurwitz joined Southern Music Company in the late 1940s, soon after his military service during World War II. He expanded the business into publishing, and soon the Southern Music catalog became one of the best known around the world. Arthur played a vital role in the growth and development...
William Heese has a reputation like no other in the music-publishing world, a reputation well deserved. Bill has not only been a mainstay in the industry for over 30 years, he has been a tireless promoter of the music publishing history. Bill played a vital role in several publishing associations...
Lauren Keiser is a passionate music publisher. As president of Carl Fischer he worked long and hard to create new products taking advantage of the developments in technology. As a result the company boasts of innovative DVDs and interactive method programs that have won awards and helped change...
John Kozar is the founder of Piano Productions Press in Philadelphia. This music publishing company was formed to release the works of the First Piano Quartet, which began broadcasting a 20-minute radio program in the 1940s that ran for 12 years. The amazing output of the quartet were mostly...
Iris Manus and her husband, Morty, are one of the most adorable couples you may ever meet. Their interview was full of colorful remembrances of the early days of Alfred Publishing, how they met, and the great pride of their sons now running the company. The friendships they have created in the...
Keith Mardak provided great detail of the history of Hal Leonard Publishing, especially the stories of the company's founder, who passed away years ago, before he could be interviewed for this program. Without Keith's insight, the early days of this important music publisher may have been lost....

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