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Alfred Music Publishing Names Bob Durkee as Director of Distributed Products

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Monday, June 29, 2009

Alfred Music Publishing, the world’s No. 1 educational music publisher, is proud and excited to welcome Bob Durkee as the Director of Distributed Products. As a member of Alfred’s team, Durkee’s new role will be vital to maintaining and improving existing relationships with current partners as well as creating new and exciting partnerships that further Alfred’s mission to help people learn, teach, and play music.

“I am very excited to take on this newly created role at Alfred,” Durkee commented upon joining the company. “Alfred currently has wonderful distribution deals thriving, and I can’t wait to start working with these companies as well as the companies with which we hope to start new ventures.”

Durkee brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise about the industry to Alfred Music Publishing, including serving at Guitar Center for many years as a Sales Department Manager, Store Manager, Assistant Buyer of Live Sound and DJ Products, and Buyer of Hi-Tech Accessories. Prior to that, Durkee founded a record label where he oversaw 17 releases as a recording engineer and producer.

“We are thrilled to have Bob on the Alfred team,” remarked Ron Manus, CEO, “Alfred continues with our mission to help the world experience the joy of making music, and Bob will be a key person helping us fulfill this goal. Alfred is very lucky to work with the amazing products we distribute, and Bob will be essential to ensuring that the distributions we currently have and any future distributions are firing on all cylinders, guaranteeing the highest level of success and happiness for those who trust us with their products. Bob has the experience, knowledge, and talent that we need to provide our distributed products with the individualized attention they deserve. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be working alongside him.”