Dolphin Music

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Dolphin Music.
Private
Industry Musical instruments
Founded 1999
Headquarters Venture Point West,70-72 Evans Rd, Liverpool, L24 9PB
Key people
Carley Crowder (General Manager),
Products Musical instruments, recording equipment and accessories
Owner S&T Audio
Number of employees
25
Website www.dolphinmusic.co.uk

Dolphin Music is an online retailer selling a vast array of musical instruments and recording equipment online and is currently owned by S&T Audio.[1] It first began in Liverpool, England in 1999.

History[edit]

Robert Williams (11 September 1979 — 2 March 2009) and Jason Tavaria, while still at Liverpool University, used their credit cards & student loans to set up a company that would sell musical equipment by mail order and over the internet.[2]

By 2008 the business had 80 staff and £16m in revenues.[citation needed] In 2009 Robert Williams Co-Founder died whilst snowboarding in Switzerland whilst with Co-Founder Jason Tavaria.[3] In 2011 Dolphin Music was purchased by S&T Audio Ltd, who also own Professional Music Technology (PMT) retail stores and the PMTonline.co.uk webstore.[1]

Legacy[edit]

A memorial fund has been established[4] with the Prince's Trust with the aim of helping inspire others follow Rob's business success following a fatal accident[3] while on holiday – with associates including Michelle Dewberry – snowboarding at Verbier. On 2 March 2009, he slipped 60 ft (20 metres) during treacherous skiing conditions. Jason was found alive via GPS tracking, but Rob was dead by 11pm. The news broke of the plight of the missing adventurers on the Swiss Alps via mobile telephone updates to microblog networking service Twitter. [5] The celebration of Mr Williams's life was marked by his funeral and a reception at St Albans Cathedral and Sopwell House respectively on March 19.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dungan, Ronnie. "PMT owner buys Dolphin Music". MI Pro. Intent Media. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "About Us - History". dolphinmusic.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-07-27. 
  3. ^ a b British entrepreneur Rob Williams dies on skiing holiday in tragedy played out on Twitter
  4. ^ Rob Williams Tribute » Charity Fund & Address Archived September 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Twitter tributes to British snowboarder
  6. ^ Edwards, Richard (2009-03-03). "British entrepreneur Rob Williams dies on skiing holiday in tragedy played out on Twitter". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  7. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20090309061809/http://www.lastingtribute.co.uk/tribute/williams/3034398. Archived from the original on March 9, 2009. Retrieved March 4, 2009.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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