Rick Hall was born just down the country road from Sam Philips, the founder of Sun Records in Memphis.  Perhaps there was something in the Florence River there near Muscle Shoals because Rick too went on to establish a famous recording studio, Fame!  Rick entered the music publishing industry in the late 1950s and soon realized he could book his own acts for publishing and records if he established his own recording studio.  The studio musicians he hired included those most known for creating...

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Alan Merrian grew up in a home filled with music.  His mother was a piano teacher and his father was a fan of the big bands.  Alan took...
Michael Guillot  has applied his passion for music and education to the music retail segment of the industry, which has led to assisting...
Don Glasgow is the Director of Sales for North America for Grotrian Piano Company GmbH, joining the company in 2013.  Don’s role in the...
Dallas Frazier was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame for writing such hits as "There Goes My Everything" and "Elvira." ...
Ruth Zeiner has been an active and passionate member of the piano technicians industry!  Her guidance and advice has helped encourage and...
Sam Mosley and his friend Bobby Johnson played music together as teenagers in and around their hometown in northern Mississippi.  Together...
While there are many facets to the development and building of a guitar, acoustic guitars are able to take the raw wood and, via build and...
Studio Engineers make the music come alive for the listener. As Brooks Arthur notes, engineers are like the extra band member performing...

About the Library & Resource Center

Established in 1946 when NAMM was only 45 years old, the NAMM Resource Center provides its Members, the media, academic researchers and the general public with access to historical data about this great industry.

Drawing on more than a century of NAMM research, records and archives, the Resource Center has access to everything from statistical records on retail music products sales to videotaped interviews with more than 1,000 of the people who have shaped this industry's history. The broader scope of the collections is the history of the music products industry. Within that broader scope, materials are categorized into five main subject categories: NAMM History, Manufacturer History, Retail History, Music History (especially as it pertains to instrument and product innovations) and Legacy Collections.

We hope you find what you're looking for right here, but if you have any questions, please contact us at 760.438.8001 or via e-mail at library@namm.org.