Emile Baran began a music retail business that led to the opportunity for expanding into the music wholesale business. Emile formed DeKalb Music Supply, a music retail store in Decatur, Georgia in 1958. Several years later he expanded into the wholesale business, thanks in large part to his understanding of the school music market. Upon the milestone of his 50th year in business, Emile was presented with an award from NAMM and exclaimed, “That was easy. Let’s go for another 50 years!”
If you do not have Flash installed/enabled in your Internet browser, you may experience problems viewing videos on namm.org. You can download Flash from Adobe's web site or use an HTML5 compatible browser (Safari, Chrome, IE9+).
January 20, 2008
Date of Birth:
October 22, 1925
December 9, 2012
De Kalb Music Supply, Emil Baran Instruments