Ernie Briefel


Oral History Information

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Job Title
Former President
Company Name
American Music and Sound

Ernie Briefel played a tremendous role in the wholesaling of musical instruments in New York City, beginning in the 1950s. His understanding of the business and close partnerships resulted in creative innovations, the establishment of brands, the growth of markets and accessibility to in-demand instruments. While interviewing Ernie, it was clear that the friendships he developed along the way were truly a key factor not only in his success but also in the enjoyment he found within the music products industry over his long career.