Music Publishing

George Hotton spent over 35 years at the Theodore Presser music publishing company. In 1966, George first worked at the publisher’s retail store in downtown Philadelphia. He later was promoted to salesman and then sales manager, traveling the country calling on dealers from coast to coast. George...
Leon Huff cut his teeth in the recording studios as a session player in the 1950s before meeting Kenneth Gamble.  The two became one of the most prolific and successful songwriting and record producing teams in the music industry.  They not only created the Philly Sound, they set standards and...
Donald Hustad was an editor and arranger for the Hope Music Publishing Company for over fifty years before his retirement.  His contributions to printed church music include 120 octavos, vocal and keyboard volumes. His editorial publications include fourteen song books and hymnals, as well as...
Stuart Isacoff, a pianist and composer, is founding editor of the magazine, Piano Today, Executive Editor of Sheet Music Magazine and the author of the 2000 book Temperament: How Music Became a Battleground for the Great Minds of Western Civilization. Stuart began his career in music publishing as...
David Israelite is the president/CEO of the National Music Publishers Association located in Washington DC.  While his career before NMPA was in politics, David played the guitar at a young age and always had a real passion for music and music making.  Today his job focuses on representing music...
Jerry Jackman is proud of the strong ties he has developed by providing choral and orchestral music to the LDS church in his native Utah. As a music publisher, Jerry has focused his efforts on the needs of the Mormon Church and Choirs. When Jerry began working in the music industry in the early...
David Jahnke's smile can be spotted at nearly every NAMM Show and RPMDA convention!  The man loves what he does and often goes out of his way to help those he wants to serve.  His many customers are those related to his job within the sales department at Hal Leonard, but he is also focused on...
Chris Jasper is the funk and soul keyboardist, singer and composer who played a key role in the Isley Brothers sound.  He later helped form Isley-Jasper-Isley, which, like the Isley Brothers era, resulted in several classic hit recordings. Chris has also enjoyed a long solo career which has...
Ella Jenkins earned the title The First Lady of Children's Folk Songs and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for her dedication to bringing music to children.  She began collecting and writing folk songs as a summer camp counselor, which years later tied nicely with her college studies of child...
Art Jenson was known throughout the music industry for establishing Jenson Publishing in 1977. The company became one of the nation’s largest educational music publishers with a focus on band and choral works. In the mid '60's, Art did some writing for Charles Hansen Publications and in 1969, he...

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