Don Kulak - Head Technician
Factory-trained at Steinway, Long Island City, NY
Steinway Hall - New York City
Soundcraft Piano - Saddle River, NJ
Owned and operated concert piano rental and rebuilding company. Maintained fleet of rental pianos; tuned/rebuilt for private accounts.
ProPiano - New York City
Steinway Hall - Los Angeles
NBC Studios (David Letterman Show)
Wintergarden Theater, New York City (Cats)
New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ
Merkin Hall, New York City
Blue Note Jazz Club
Clinton Recording Studios, New York City
University of Southern California
Don Kulak’s other music industry work:
Independent Music Association - Ridgewood, NJ
Founded and managed international trade association of record labels/CD manufacturers:
Represented member companies to overseas markets at the Midem International Music Conference - Cannes, France: Successfully licensed numerous new music releases to overseas markets, and formed synergistic relationships with foreign companies for catalog development
Director of the Independent Music Retailers Association (IMRA)
Founded and managed trade association for independent music retailers providing: a collective industry voice; co-op marketing opportunities with record labels and distributors; better pricing from the one-stops (wholesalers); and legal representation.
Organized legal case against major label distributors for discriminating against IMRA members by retaining and briefing attorneys on case merits and producing evidence of conspiracy and collusion; IMRA won a judgment in LA district court within 6 months and received media coverage across the country, including CNN, Entertainment Tonight, local radio, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, LA Times...
Soundtrack - the Journal of the Independent Music
Association - Developed story ideas relating to creative marketing, licensing and distribution of pre-recorded music,
Author of: “Marketing Strategies for Independent Record labels – A guide to Effective Distribution,” which received excellent industry reviews. Published and edited Soundtrack – The Journal of the Independent Music Association. Wrote over 65 published articles on management and marketing.Author of Vital Sound - An in depth look at piano components and their effect on tone quality