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John Stiernberg was active in the music industry for decades and provided services as a consultant that he developed from his experience and relationships. Before establishing his consulting firm in 1993, John was a rep for an audio equipment company as well as a marketing manager.

Jeanne Stiernberg teams with her husband, John, to run the Stiernberg Consulting Firm.  Since the fourth grade, when she began piano lessons, Jeanne has always been active in music.  While at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, she conducted research within her field of study of speech and hearing.  One such study looked closely at the terms used within music, such as “brig

Jochen Stock is the president of Just Music in Berlin Germany, one of (if not the) largest music retail stores in the world!  With a space of 7000 square meters, the vast store is equally impressive with the industry and knowledgeable staff members.  Jochen has always been focused on the best customer service possible and training his staff to perform the highest level of servi

Lindsay Stodden's career in the music and audio industry has had to do far more with helping his customers find the right product for their needs rather than pushing a given make and model. He worked for Allen's Music in Melbourne, Australia as the audio manger where he soon realized he enjoyed matching the right product with the customer’s needs.

Mike Stoll has had a passion for electronics and music since before he can remember.  He pursued an education in electronics and began working with the famed Crown International in Elkhart, Indiana in the boom of home recordings of the 1960s.  The company produced reel to reel tape machines, which soon became a passion for Mike.

Mike Stoller always had musical ideas as a kid but never felt complete as a songwriter until he met Jerry Leiber. Together Leiber and Stoller redefined R&B and Rock & Roll with a long string of hit songs beginning in the early 1950s for performers such as Big Mama Thornton and Big Joe Turner.

Wendel Stoltz was only a year old when his father, a big band musician, opened a music store in Memphis.  The year was 1949.  Wendel’s father, Colie, continued to perform at night for many years until the store was established enough for him to focus on the business.  Wendel worked in the store since before he can remember and has many fond memories of being in the shop with hi

Gloria Stone was the book-keeper and the office manager for the Record Plant.  Her husband, Chris, and Gary Kellgren opened the recording studio in 1968 in New York City.  The company expanded to a second location and then a third in California (Los Angeles and Sausalito, near San Francisco).  All along, Gloria was in the background helping to grow the business while maintainin

Henry Stone wanted to record musical artists that were not able to sign deals with the large record labels of the late 1940s.  As a result, Henry found a string of artists and provided the setting to be recorded.  This list includes Ray Charles and James Brown.  As his own company grew, both as a label and publisher, Henry became a pioneer in the distribution of records in musi

Chris Stone was one of the original founders of the famous Record Plant recording studios. With his background in finance, Chris was able to secure the funding that launched one of the most iconic studios in recording history. Starting the first Record Plant in New York, Chris and partner Gary Kellgren quickly expanded first to Los Angeles and then Sausalito.