Music Publishing

Syl Johnson recorded a string of popular blues and R&B songs in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, which have been inspiration for generations of musicians.  Soul, funk and Hip-Hop artists have cited Syl and his style of playing as influences including Jay Z.  Over the years he has performed with such...
Leita Jolly was celebrating her 100th birthday the week she was interviewed in 2003. On the occasion, she played the piano for her friends with her ragtime flare. In 1917, while World War I was ending, Leita was hired as a song plugger. Her main job was to play the latest songs in the music store...
Glendower Jones loves to unearth vocal music that is out of print yet sought after by a singer or choral group.  With a vast collection it's likely he already has what you are looking for and if so he takes pride creating a clean and easy to read edition.  He grew up in Louisiana, where his father...
Ruth Kadison enjoys her role as a NAMM Foundation’s Museum of Making Music volunteer, and has applied many of her talents and skills to the organization over the years.  Her love of music goes back to her grandfather who printed sheet music in New York City during the golden era of Tin Pan Alley...
Donald Kahn recalled the moment he first realized he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a songwriter. It was as a five-year old child playing under his father’s piano as he composed. His father, Gus Kahn, became a legendary tunesmith producing classics such as “Making Whoopee”...
Kurt Kaiser worked for Word Music beginning in 1959.  Not only did he witness many of the changes to church music, many credit him for creating what is now known as contemporary Christian music.  As an arranger and songwriter, Kurt worked with several leading church music artists, including Ethel...
Bernie Kalban was one of the great veterans of the music publishing industry. Having worked in the era right after Tin Pan Alley, in the Brill Building and with many of the top firms, Bernie witnessed many of the most important changes to the music industry during the 20th century. He began working...
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 the...
Joe Keith felt that the local music teachers needed specialized service when it came to finding the tools they needed.  Along with his wife, Claudia, he opened The Music Mart out in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with the goal of doing all that was possible to support music education and lessons.  As the...
Claudia Keith and her husband, Joe, are, together, one of the legendary couples of the print music business in the United States. As owners of the Music Mart in Albuquerque, NM, the Keiths have been partners in marriage and business, and pioneers in the Retail Print Music Dealers Association (RPMDA...

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