Oral History Information
William Carpenter has an incredible understanding of the music business. Having developed and marketed a percussion accessory, Bill was hired in 1976 by Remo to assist in sales and product development. After 12 years working outside the music products industry he then returned to Remo in 1994 as General Manager. In 1996, in what seems like an unlikely direction, he was hired by Boosey & Hawkes as President of Rico International.. In 2003 he teamed with two other partners to acquire the instrument and accessory division of Boosey & Hawkes and to form The Music Group. During his interview, Bill provided details about the history and many twists and turns of the Boosey and Hawkes’ names and product lines. Bill also served on the NAMM Board twice, providing his insight to assist with matters such as growing the market in the early days of recreational music making.