Presented By Mark Tirabassi
Renting items for a weekend, a day—or even an hour. Learn the tips and tricks for setting up a short-term rental program. This session is ideal for combo stores that want to connect with the local bands, schools and churches in their area.
Presented By Jennifer Tabor
Jen Tabor of Souldier Guitar Straps, USA, presents ways to give your retail store a facelift and turn your employees into assets. Unlock the hidden potential in your store with simple ideas and easy tips at little to no expense, including:  creating specialists (i.e., young people who are being underutilized in the store and who need to have a further specialty); encouraging your staff - you do
Listen as Billy Cuthrell, owner of Progressive Music Center, explains how he increases efficiency in his store through delegation and one on one communication with his staff.
Joe Lamond interviews Tom Bedell, a savvy business owner whose passion for music making has fueled the buzz around and success of his guitar company, Two Old Hippies, Inc.
Yoko Ono Lennon, musical artist and wife of the late John Lennon, talks about the efforts of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, which gives teens the chance to make and record music of their own, and shares her personal views on how music making helps to “heal” the world.
Remo Belli of Remo, Inc., shares stories about his early musical beginnings, the inception of his business and his company’s efforts to promote the potential health benefits of music making.
Music industry legend Quincy Jones sits down with NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond to discuss his career, his passion for music and to accept the NAMM Music for Life Award, the industry’s highest honor acknowledging Quincy’s efforts to inspire people through music, as well has his lifelong support of music and music education.
NAMM President and CEO opens the fifth annual Breakfast of Champions session, a fascinating gathering of the industry’s best and brightest.
Joe Lamond, NAMM CEO & President, interviews Chris Martin, the sixth-generation CEO of Martin Guitars, founded by his family in 1833.
Presented By Donna Hall
Listen to Donna Hall’s creative solution when one of her star teachers contemplates leaving to teach at another music school.