Music Publishing

Gary Grimes played a very vital role in the early part of his career, working in the music education department at Wurlitzer. Gary wrote many of the training programs for Wurlitzer as well as music education materials that were provided to customers. He served as Vice President of Marketing with...
Jerry Grochowski was dedicated to the efficiency of Hal Leonard’s production and distribution operations. His service to the company involved working with many of the processes still in place since his retirement that make the company an industry leader in customer service. Jerry’s interest in...
Veronika Gruber was musically trained as a child but did not think of a career in music until she met her husband, Hans, in college. He was a jazz fan who found it difficult to find music for his band, so he began distributing American publications in Germany. In 1978, the Advanced Music Company...
Gloria Guido studied classical music and opera before meeting her husband, jazz man Joe Guido. Together the couple opened Guido’s Music in Chicago, Illinois, in 1958, the same year they were married. When Joe would go on the road to perform, Gloria operated the store and eventually grew the lesson...
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...
Frank Hackinson received the Music Publisher Association’s Life Time Achievement award in 2012 for a good reason; he is a legend in the industry! He began his career in music publishing working for Charlie Hansen in New York. He learned so much from Charlie who himself pioneered many practices...
Gail Hackinson worked with Charlie Hansen, the iconic music publisher in New York City.  It was at Hansen Music Publishing Company where she met her future husband, Frank Hackinson.  Together the couple established FJH Music Company in 1988, which has also involved their children Kevin, Kyle, and...
Rick Hall was born just down the country road from Sam Philips, the founder of Sun Records in Memphis.  Perhaps there was something in the Florence River there near Muscle Shoals because Rick too went on to establish a famous recording studio, Fame!  Rick entered the music publishing industry in...
David Hall is the sales and marketing Vice President for Pro Active Websites, a company founded by Bill Walzak.  David’s passion for his job is evident in the smile and handshake you receive at every trade show.  That passion started as a student player with hopes of becoming a band director.  He...
Tom T. Hall loves telling a good old country story, you know the ones with a twist at the end and plenty of references to beer. When he set those stories to music he helped launch a new era in country music. Beginning with “Harper Valley P. T. A.” in the late 1960s, Tom wrote and sang about...

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