Keith Mardak provided great detail of the history of Hal Leonard Publishing, especially the stories of the company's founder, who passed away years ago, before he could be interviewed for this program. Without Keith's insight, the early days of this important music publisher may have been lost. Keith also added background on his own impressive career in our industry, as well as his insights on the condition of the industry. Keith has been a dedicated publisher who has supported the MPA, RPMDA and ASCAP while always turning his attention to preserving the history of the industry by way of book publications and his strong support in the NAMM Oral History program. Keith was awarded the lifetime achievement honors from RPMDA, known as the Dorothy Award in 2009.