News: Obituary

January 16, 2023

Founding Partner of OMG Music Passes Away

Larry Greene, a founding partner of OMG Music, passed away Dec. 22, 2022. He was 72. Greene started in the MI industry with Silver Eagle in the 1980s. He went…

January 16, 2023

Konig & Meyer’s Martin Konig Passes Away

Martin Konig, managing partner of Konig & Meyer, has passed away, a few days ahead of his 87th birthday. Martin Konig remained a managing partner of Konig…

September 28, 2022

In Memoriam: Boss’s Jeff Slingluff Passes Away at 55

Jeff Slingluff, Boss’s former strategic product manager for the U.S., passed away on Sept. 9, 2022, following complications from COVID-19. He was 55.…

July 22, 2022

Former White House of Music Owner Dies

Jerry White, former owner of White House of Music in Waukesha, Wisconsin, passed away on July 10. He was 91. Jerry White entered the music retail business in…

June 01, 2022

Sequential’s Dave Smith Passes Away

​Dave Smith, founder of Sequential, has passed away. He was 72. The company shared a note on its website on June 1 which read: “We’re heartbroken, but…

May 16, 2022

DR Strings Founder Mark Dronge Passes Away

Mark Dronge, founder of DR Strings, passed away on May 11. He was 83 years old. Dronge was the president of DR Strings and a veteran of the MI industry. Dronge…

March 21, 2022

Industry Vet Carol Jones Zadel Passes Away

Carol Jones Zadel, who introduced new organs and keyboard products to music dealers for more than 40 years, passed away on March 6 in Rancho Mirage, California.…

February 21, 2022

Industry Vet Juan ‘JC’ Faxas Passes Away

Juan “JC” Faxas, a former employee of the ADJ Group of Companies, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 12. He was 59 years old. Faxas leaves behind a wife and…