Music Publishing

Dave Buckeyne can’t remember a time in his life without music.  His father was a band director in Detroit area schools and bought instruments for students who could not afford one.  As a result Dave had access to every type of musical instrument imaginable, often times just sitting in the basement...
Betsy Bullis began singing in church at an early age and fell in love with music and music making.  After college she taught choir where her husband, Russ, was the band director.  After Russ began working at Paige's Music in the sheet music department, Betsy joined him.  The sheet music department...
Russ Bullis took up the trumpet as a child and played throughout high school.  During his college years he gave trumpet lessons at the local music store and took a strong interest in teaching.  He was later a band director after college for six years.  He taught at the same school, in Lawrenceville...
Jack Bullock has always enjoyed bringing music to young players. His long and well-respected career as a composer of works for bands and his method book have helped establish him as one of the leading writers for the music publishing industry. Working with Columbia and Frank Hackinson in the early...
Philip Burn is currently the managing director of Hal Leonard Australia. He first commenced work for iconic Australian distributor, Rose Music, in 1976 (which in 1986 became Yamaha Music Australia) as a product manager, rising through the ranks to become General Manager in 1987, a position he held...
Dean Burtch was a past president of the world famous music publisher and retailer JW Pepper. The company was formed in 1876 and was purchased in 1941 by a group of businessmen headed by Harold Burtch. Under Harold’s leadership, the company expanded its publishing catalog and opened a chain of...
Glenn Burtch is the president of JW Pepper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which is the same position his brother and father both held.  In fact, during the hundred year history of JW Pepper, only two families owned and ran the business, the Peppers and the Burtchs.  Glenn’s father, Dean Burtch (...
Bruce Bush cut his teeth in the industry as a music retailer. Just out of college he managed the print music department of Onondaga Music Service in Syracruse, New York. He later owned the store before deciding to take on the role of sales manager for Hal Leonard. A long-time advocate for music...
Graham Butterworth has spent a few decades in the British music industry. He has worked with both retailers and suppliers alike and has witnessed first hand changes to the industry that have impacted the music business. Along the way he has also developed many life long friends. Graham was one of...
Mark Cabaniss always wanted to be in the music business. As a music student graduate and composer he was given that chance while teaching college, when Brentwood Music had an opening. The Nashville-based company’s founder, Jim Van Hook, took Mark under his wing and provided him with guidance that...

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