Mauricio Calderón

Mauricio Calderón opened Repertorio Musical Mexicano around 1915 and remained in business until the mid-1940s. The store was the first in Los Angeles to cater directly to the musical needs of the Mexican community. Through his store, Calderón was intimately involved with all facets of Mexican music in Los Angeles. He recruited talented musicians by advertising in the Spanish language press and held a monopoly on the area-wide distribution of Spanish language recordings.