Module 2: Artist Interviews
Bruce Elrod

Bruce Elrod, President and owner of Cahsbox Magazine, acquired the Cashbox Magazine domain for a paltry $6 and change!  He quickly put together a powerful Board of Directors from some of the greatest names in the music industry and a close knit synergistic team to take Cashbox Magazine to brand new heights.

Cashbox (or Cash Box) magazine was a weekly publication devoted to the music and coin-operated machine industries in the USA which was published from July 1942 to November 16, 1996. It has since been revived as an online-only weekly that occasionally publishes special issues.

It was one of several magazines that published charts of song popularity in the United States of America. Cashbox’s most prominent competitors included Billboard and Record World (known as Music Vendor prior to the April 18, 1964, issue). Unlike Billboard, Cashbox initially combined all currently available recordings of a song into one chart position with artist and label information shown for each version, alphabetized by label. Originally, no indication of which version was the biggest seller was given, but from October 25, 1952, a star was placed next to the names of the most important artists. Cashbox also printed shorter jukebox charts which included specific artist data beginning in the spring of 1950. Separate charts were presented for juke box popularity, record sales, and radio airplay, similar to Billboard’s methodology prior to August 1958, when Billboard debuted its “Hot 100,” which attempted to combine all measures of popularity into one all-encompassing chart. In addition, Cashbox published chart data for specific genres, such as country music and R&B music.

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Cashbox was revitalized as an Internet-only magazine in 2006 with the assent and cooperation of the family of George Albert, the late president and publisher of the original edition. Cashbox has begun issuing special print editions occasionally.

Bruce Elrod and his staff have worked relentlessly to rebuild and restore Cashbox to its former glory.  Kudos Gang- Job Well Done!

Be sure to visit the Cashbox Magazine website for countless videos, audios and articles on past, present and up & coming recording artists.

Cashbox covers every genera of music on the charts.  You’ll love what Bruce and his gang have done with the company.  Currently they have well over a million pages on their website and 70,000 visitors come to their site on a daily basis. will be working closely with Cashbox for “INSIDER” audio, video and cutting edge articles.  Needless IMT is very excited to work with this caliber of music industry professionals.

In the spring of 2011 Randy Curry interviewed Bruce Elrod, President of on the Teleconference System about Cash Box’s affiliation with Louise Harrison and her newly formed organization to help high school and college performing arts departments raise funds for their schools.

Bruce tells some very interesting stories about how he acquired CashBox Magazine and what he and his corporation is doing to “Clean Up The Music Industry.”

Below you will find 11 audio recordings of Randy Curry and Bruce Elrod as they talked about Louise Harrison’s “Help Keep Music Alive” non-profit organization designed to help high school and college performing arts departments and much more.



Audio Links of Bruce Elrod Interview – May 2011
  1. Bruce Elrod Interview Part 001: “Introduction

  2. Bruce Elrod Interview Part 002: “Cleaning Up The Music Industry”

  3. Bruce Elrod interview Part 003: “Future Plans For Cashbox Magazine”

  4. Bruce Elrod Interview Part 004: “Cashbox’s Social Media Participation”

  5. Bruce Elrod Interview Part 005: “Cashbox’s Help For School Performing Arts Departments”

  6. Bruce Elrod Interview Part 006: “What The Cashbox Magazine Website Is Achieving”

  7. Bruce Elrod Interview Part 007: “Versaitile Genera of Cashbox”

  8. Bruce Elrod Interview Part 008: “Impression Cashbox Board of Directors”

  9. Bruce Elrod Interview Part 009:  “The Rebuild & Restructure Cashbox Magazine”

  10. Bruce Elrod Interview Part 010:  “Cashbox’s Affiliation With”

  11. Bruce Elrod Interview Part 011:  “Conclusion”

  12. The Complete “Uncut” Version of The Entire Interview:  “Total Interview”
    There are some very “FUNNY” stories in this uncut version – Check It Out!



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  1. Janice

    WOW! That was a GREAT Interview with Bruce, President of Cashbox Magazine! Especially, those funny parts! Thanks Randy! I really enjoyed this interview.

  2. admin

    Thanks Janice! I appreciate the comment. Keep your eyes peeled for new interviews.