Drop6 Media Is Now A Division Of Row-Loff Productions

Mike Lawson • • March 2, 2016

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Shawn Schietroma, Chris Brooks, Dr. Robert (Doc) Schietroma & Chris Crockarell   Nashville, TN (February 15, 2016) – Row-Loff Productions, one of the leading percussion music publishers in the world, recently acquired drop6 media, Inc. and its catalog of over 400 titles.

Founded in 1999 by percussion educators Dr. Robert Schietroma (President), Shawn Schietroma (Vice-President), and Michael A. Hernandez (Operations Executive), drop6 is known for marching percussion literature as well as percussion ensemble arrangements, including pieces featuring steel pans and drumset. drop6 also publishes the popular Aptitude – a conversation in snare soloing by Julie Davila, Thom Hannum, Jeff Prosperie, and Jim White as well as pieces by the late Earl Hatch. There are also seven pieces by Andy Narell arranged for steel pan and percussion ensemble in their library.

                “We are honored and excited to keep this library of wonderful percussion literature alive,” states Row-Loff President Chris Crockarell. “We want to thank Doc, Judy, and Shawn Schietroma for this opportunity.”

                Row-Loff Productions, founded in 1990 by Crockarell and Chris Brooks, was one of the first publishers to use audio examples to promote its growing catalog. RLP has hundred of titles, ranging from beginner-level to advanced, on prescribed music lists in nine states.

                drop6 is now a division of Row-Loff Productions but will continue to be marketed under its own brand. Look for the drop6 booth right next to the Row-Loff display at trade shows beginning at PASIC 2016 in Indianapolis this November.


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