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IMSO Welcomes New Board

Independent Music Store Owners (iMSO) reported that it has increased its membership by 100 percent during the past year. Its purchasing program, iBuy, has had a 128-percent vendor increase. iMSO’s mission is to search for creative and productive ways to support local independent music store owners.

The organization has also announced its new board, which includes the following members: Gordy Wilcher of Owensboro Music Center in Owensboro, Ky., iMSO and iBuy program president; Jeff Simmons of Watermelon Music in Davis, Calif., vice president; Maureen Johnson of Johnson Music in Dracut, Mass., treasurer; Kevin Damm of Damm Music Center in Wichita, Kan.; Chris Basile of South Jersey Music in Sewell, N.J., iBuy vice president; Matt Franscioni of Matt’s Music Stage and School in Paso Robles, Calif.; Lisa Kirkwood of Discount Music of Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Fla.; Bob Campbell of Campbell’s Music Service in York, Pa.; Bill Wagoner of Wagoner Music Shop in Plymouth, Ind.; Donovan Bankhead of Springfield Music in Springfield, Mo.; Jeff Nixon of Instrumental Music & Sound in Ludington, Mich.; and Jim DeStafney of Blues Angel Music in Pensacola, Fla.

Outgoing members include: Chris Lovell of Strings and Things in Memphis, Tenn.; Don Ulrich of Yenney Music in Olympia, Wash.; Dave Byers of DC Music Store in East Liverpool, Ohio; and Harry Gillium of Showtime Music in Bridgeport, W.Va.