Oral History Information
Job TitleFormer Editor
Company NameMusical Merchandise Review
Don Johnson received his degree in journalism and later landed the editor’s job at a recording industry trade magazine. Years later the magazine was sold to the owners of the Music Merchandise Review (MMR). Under Don’s editorial direction the magazine has focused on music dealers with profiles and product news. He also worked hard to ensure that each issue would contain tips and suggestions that could be applied to any retail store. In 2007 Don led the effort for the first trade email newsletter. That same year Don marked his 25th year as MMR’s editor and his 50th straight NAMM show! Don’s passion for the industry and strong belief in using his role to benefit the music dealers earned him the respect of his grateful readers.