Kraft Music...Your music technology store since 1984.
It has been nearly 30 years since Kraft Music (or Kraft Keyboards, as some of you may remember us as) began serving musicians from all over the globe. The company was founded by Roger Kraft back in the late 1970s, incorporated in 1984 as a boutique keyboard and synthesizer shop serving the Milwaukee-area, and is now listed as one of the Top 200 Music Retailers in the United States, and is owned and operated by his son, Ben Kraft.
"Music is a big part of my family's life...my dad has played professionally his entire life (and still does!), my mom is a retired music teacher and is the director of her church choirs, and my sister is an active opera singer on the East coast," says Ben, who is a hobby musician himself.
In addition, many members of the Kraft Music staff are active musicians. "We're fortunate to have some of the most talented musicians in southeastern Wisconsin here in our buildings. They are a huge asset to our company, and to our customers."
In Ben's early days at the company, he began marketing and selling instruments online in 1994, making Kraft Music one of the oldest, and most trusted dot-com music retailers around.
Kraft Music began as a Keyboard and MIDI specialty shop, and since has branched out into digital pianos, electronic drums, guitars, music software, live sound equipment, and more recently, consumer electronics. We're listed as one of the Top 200 Music Retailers in the United States, named by Music Trades. We have also been the feature of several articles in The Business Journal, Music Trades, and Music Inc as the company has continued to show tremendous growth. We're especially proud that, for the second time, Kraft Music was chosen as one of the 10 Best Retailers of 2012 by Music Inc. Recently, we have received Professional Dealer of the Year and Outstanding Dealer of the Year Awards from Fender, Kawai America and from Korg USA.
Having moved into our newly constructed Corporate Headquarters in Franklin, Wisconsin in 2007, we're strategically located near major local shipping hubs (including UPS, CEVA and FedEx). Our new distribution center (made ready in January, 2012) enhances our ability to stock, pack and deliver to your door with incredible efficiency.
We invite you to join the thousands of musicians and hobbyists who have chosen Kraft Music as their music technology store.
Members of the Kraft Music Team Nominated for WAMI Awards
March 4, 2013
The Wisconsin Area Music Industry announced the nominees for the 33rd Annual WAMI Awards Show ceremony, and we're proud to say that four members of the Kraft Music staff are on the list!
2013 NAMM Board of Directors Elected, Ben Kraft amongst newly Elected
January 26, 2013
NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants, elected eight new members to its Board of Directors. Ben Kraft was amongst the newly elected members and will serve from 2013 thru 2015.
Korg USA Presents "Commitment to Excellence" Award to Kraft Music
January 26, 2013
Kraft Music was given a "Commitment to Excellence" Award from Korg USA. The award was presented to Brandon Zunker, Director of Sales and Procurement, at the Winter NAMM Show.
Kawai Presents "Professional Dealer of the Year" Award to Kraft Music
January 24, 2013
For the forth straight year, Kraft Music received the "Professional Products Dealer of the Year" from Kawai America. Ben Kraft accepted the award from Hirotaka Kawai and Naoki Mori at the Winter NAMM Show.
Ben Kraft Featured at the NAMM Show 2013 Breakfast of Champions
January 24, 2013
Ben was invited to participate in a session that NAMM refers to as "Breakfast of Champions" along with Randy Jackson, Sarah McLachlan, Nathan East, Tak Nakata (Yamaha), Larry Thomas (Fender), and others.
Kraft Music Awarded a "Retail Excellence Award" by Music Inc. Magazine
December 1, 2012
For the second time in three years, Kraft Music has been awarded a "Retail Excellence Award" by Music Inc. Magazine. Kraft Music is one of just ten U.S. musical instrument retailers to earn that award.
Kraft Music Presented with "Overall Growth" Award from Korg USA
January 13, 2011
Korg USA, distributor of the esteemed Korg brand of keyboards, synthesizers, and electronic musical instrument products, awarded Kraft Music with the Overall Growth Award at the Winter NAMM Show.
"Retail Excellence Award" Given to Kraft Music by Music Inc. Magazine
December 1, 2010
Each year, Music Inc. Magazine, a trade magazine in the music products business, awards ten musical instrument retailers a "Retail Excellence Award." This year, Kraft Music earned a spot on that list.