John Payton


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Managing Director
Company Name
F. Payton & Sons

John Payton and his brother Paul were always surrounded by music. Their father, John Payton Sr., ran the family business that he moved to Australia and expanded into music wholesaling. John Sr. was also a founding member of the Australian Music Association in 1977 and helped create the music trade shows, as well as several key music education programs.  Both John Jr. and Paul continue with the business along with John's two sons, Chris and Ben.