NAMM and global coalition achieved revisions to CITES wood listing (2019 Conference of the Parties) and has established a forum concerning sustainability in the music industry. 


2020 NAMM Show, “Sustainability and the Music Industry Forum”

At The 2020 NAMM Show, music industry and environmental leaders joined together to review sustainability efforts to preserve environmental resources and the production of musical instruments. Listen here.

  • Introduction (timestamp :01)

Mary Luehrsen, Director, Public Affairs and Government Relations, NAMM

  • Part 1 (timestamp 2:29)

Tom Bedell, Two Old Hippies and owner Breedlove Guitars
Brad Johnson, Category Director for Acoustic Guitars at Guitar Center
Charles “Chip” Barber, Director of the Forest Legality Initiative (FLI), World Resource Institute
Jeff Bridges, actor and guitar player (video interview)

  • Panel 2 (timestamp 28:00)

Frank Untermyer, Director of Supply Chain Management, Martin Guitar
Rob Garner, Director, ForestBased Solutions, LLC
Michael Skinner, President, DANSR, Inc. Also representing Van Doren reeds