Oral History Information
Phil Jost had a very interesting career in music as a musician before joining the sales team at St. Louis Music in 1974 and thus entering the music products industry. In his early days, being classically trained on the piano, Phil played keyboards and early synthesizers for dances, concerts and recordings for many years. Even after joining St. Louis Music, Phil continued to play. Phil has appeared on American Bandstand with Dick Clark, Solid Gold with Dionne Warwick, and the Tonight Show with Johnnie Carson. He has worked with famed Producer/Engineer Ken Scott on albums by Jeff Beck, Missing Persons and Kansas to name a few. With St. Louis Music Phil has had the various roles of Clinician, Product Specialist, Product Manager and Regional Sales Manager. After LOUD Technology purchased St. Louis Music, Phil worked for LOUD for several years before opening his own independent rep firm, Plus 3 Marketing, based in St. Louis. He also has a working relationship with Joe Martin of JMS Marketing in Austin Texas.