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Tower Of Power Russ Solomon's dream of a record supermarket set the groove for today's music megastores.

By Bob Weinstein

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Russ Solomon's dream of a record supermarket set thegroove for today's music megastores.

Russ Solomon is the president and founder of Sacramento,California-based MTS Inc., the corporation that owns TowerRecords--a company that racked up sales of just under $1 billionlast year. He is also living proof that anyone with a clear andinnovative marketing concept--and the passion to make that dreamcome true--can transform their concept into a reality.

Ply him with intelligent questions about his record empire andhe'll spin a saga spanning 28 years that not only chroniclesthe rise of his trend-setting entrepreneurial empire, but thegrowth of the modern recording industry.

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