Oral History Information
Dave Olsen’s passion for music began when he was eight years old and his mother, who also played, gave Dave lessons. He later played French horn for the school band and piano for the high school jazz band, which included Duffy Jackson on drums. After college he learned about Alfred Reed’s music merchandising program, which Dave enjoyed very much. Alfred suggested Dave for a job opening at the Wurlitzer Company, which Dave took. Thus Dave’s long career in the music industry began, combining his passion for music and his passion for business together. In 1981 he joined Columbia Pictures Publications and he has remained in the publishing side of the business ever since!