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Terry Currier

Music Millennium
The guy at the record store/Owner
Portland, Oregon
Terry Currier got his start in the music business at the age of 17, when he was hired as a Clerk at DJ’s Sound City in Portland, OR. Over the next 12 years, he worked his way up the ladder to Company New Release Buyer before joining Music Millennium as General Manager in 1984. After becoming Co-Owner in 1987, he and his then-partner Don McLeod decided to celebrate the store’s 20th anniversary in 1989 with 20 straight days of live in-store performances, an endeavor that proved so popular it was made a regular feature before becoming standard practice in independent record stores throughout the U.S. Music Millennium has since hosted more than 4,000 live performances from the likes of Soundgarden, Steve Earle, Cyndi Lauper, Randy Newman, Joe Strummer, and Keith Emerson. Currier also organized the “West Coast Bar-B-Q for Retail Freedom” tour to successfully protest against restrictive used-CD laws in the U.S. In 1990, Currier founded his own record label, Burnside Records, releasing 60 titles between the label and its sister, Sideburn Records, and producing eight of them himself. He created and serves as President of the Oregon Music Hall of Fame in 1993, which has sought to further music education in the state through assemblies at schools without music programs and scholarships for high school students seeking music education at the collegiate level. A small museum is now open as part of the Youth Music Project in West Linn, OR. Inductees include Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Kingsmen, Robert Cray, Nu Shooz, Doc Severinsen, The Dan Reed Network, Everclear, and Sleater-Kinney. Music Millennium celebrated their 50th Anniversary in March of this year.

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