Archive for April, 2012
Mr. Wade Arledge, a prominent music teacher and bandleader in Richmond VA founded music Treasures Co. in 1968. Wade, a true entrepreneur, left the excitement and challenges of teaching with the thought of using fund raising as a vehicle to launch a new business venture. Eventually Wade developed many sources for musically inspired gifts and, within five years, managed to accumulate seven hundred low cost gifts. These were published on B&W sale sheets and sent directly to band directors and music teachers. Wade traveled the US promoting his wares at the local and state music conferences and soon was able to publish the first full-color Music Treasures catalog for national distribution.
Growing businesses have significant cash demands and require different personnel as they mature. In 1991, Wade sold the business to the current owner Daniel Tuszynski Jr. Dan, a former General Electric Co. business executive and previous trumpet player, with marketing and business skills was poised for the challenge. Dan successfully embraced digital technology in publishing and distributing the catalog that grew from 24 to 148 pages over the last 15 years. He also upgraded information services, reorganized the product line of over 5000 items, and, in 1996, relocated the company’s distribution center to a new modern facility. A new music and dance internet endeavor was launched in 2005 allowing on-line shopping capability for both Music Treasures’ retail customers and it’s wholesale distribution network of close to 1500 stores world-wide. Music Treasures Co and its several hundred-business partner now offer an extensive line of both products and services unmatched by the competition.
Music Treasures Co., America’s Music and Dance Resource Center, is truly a one-stop shop for the music & dance educator, music lover, professional musician, dance or music retailer and student. We shop world wide to provide our customers with unique products not commonly available in your local market. Many of the products are exclusive as we team with manufactures and artisans to provide you with unique products at affordable prices. We introduce 400-800 new products a year; offer free catalogs to support your local music or dance programs; offer many special personalized services; give generous discounts for quantity purchases; have custom imprint programs; offer fund raising programs; and actually respond to questions online, in writing or on the phone. Our product line offering is too long to list, and we work daily to make the list even longer. We invite you to shop with us and explore the world of music treasures!