Barry Bull is a highly respected retailer who for over twenty -five years kept his award winning Brisbane business Toombul Music, in the spotlight of the Australian music industry.
A former musician, and national record company executive, his business went on to win over thirty Westfield retail awards including the prestigious National Individual Specialty Retailer Award three times. In 1997 was an inaugural inductee into the Westfield Hall of Fame in recognition of outstanding retail achievement. In 2001 Barry was presented with a Westfield Legend Award, and in 2003 was honoured with a Commonwealth Centenary Medal for distinguished achievement in business.
But it’s Barry’s innovative marketing techniques for which he is best known. He has influenced the careers of many artists and enticed international superstars like Sir Cliff Richard, Michael Crawford, John Denver, Olivia Newton John, The Corrs, Chris Isaac, Ronan Keating and dozens more to participate in promotions at his store.
He is an accomplished international conference speaker where ‘No is Negotiable’ is his most renowned trademark, and his famous interviews with Sir Cliff Richard, Michael Crawford and Slim Dusty, wow audiences around Australasia.
Barry is the author of three successfully published business books and compiler of the Music for Cruizin’ CD series of fourteen double albums released through Sony Music. In February 2014 he was presented with an ARIA accredited Gold album plaque by Sony Music in recognition of Gold sales for the Music for Cruizin’ album series.
Barry’s latest book Take the Bull by the horns is to be released as a digital iBook mid 2014.
Married with three children and six grandchildren, he lives on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast and is an active early morning ocean swimmer.
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Where to buy in print
Take The Bull By The Horns: Seize The Moment
by Barry Bull
Adapt or die?
A true story of evolution and insights by music retailer Barry Bull.
Multi award winning businessman Barry Bull reveals through his fascinating two-part book, Take the Bull by the Horns, how his pursuit for independence in the fickle music industry was a journey crammed with ecstatic highs and equally disappointing lows.
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