Ted Veneman


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Vice President
Company Name
Veneman Music

Ted Veneman grew up in his father’s music store. As early as 1975, Ted was etching out a mail order catalog under the name “Music Emporium,” which was much earlier than most mail order catalogs in the industry. He also pioneered the idea of a music store selling pro audio gear – so far ahead of the trend that he was met with resistance from those who never believed musicians would ever be able to afford their own sound systems. In later years he and his father designed a new electric guitar and formed Kapa Guitars.