The 2017 NAMM Show began with “Breakfast of Champions,” a deep dive into the minds of five industry innovators. This NAMM U Breakfast Session, hosted by NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond, featured up-close interviews with these leaders, who are charting the future of the music products business. To kick off the session, Lamond commented on the importance of innovation at every NAMM member business.
During “Breakfast of Champions” at The 2017 NAMM Show, Louis Hernandez, CEO and chairman of Avid Technology, revealed how his company has continued to innovate in a disruptive marketplace. He weighed in on pivotal decisions he’s made since taking the helm at Avid in an up-close interview with NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond.
Quinn the Eskimo Vintage Horns represents a new breed of music retailer: one without a storefront and, for much of the company’s history, a website. The seller of used, vintage and new horns began as an eBay retailer and has since evolved into a multichannel online store. Company founder Matt Stoecker spoke with NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond about online retail innovation during “Breakfast of Champions” at The 2017 NAMM Show.
Cosmo Music embodies several forms of retail innovation: the in-store customer experience, retail events and e-commerce. Mark Hebert, the company's second-generation leader, discussed his omnichannel model with NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond during “Breakfast of Champions” at The 2017 NAMM Show.
Larry Fishman, founder and president of Fishman, stopped by “Breakfast of Champions” at The 2017 NAMM Show. There, NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond interviewed Fishman—the mind behind multiple groundbreaking products—to hear his insights on innovation.
Robbie Robertson, the legendary songwriter, guitarist and member of The Band, made a surprise appearance at “Breakfast of Champions” during The 2017 NAMM Show. NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond spoke with Robertson about his career highlights, the importance of trusting your gut and the role instruments have played in inspiring him as a songwriter.
Presented By Donovan Bankhead
The NAMM Show and Summer NAMM are always fun times to see new products, meet new people and catch up with old friends. But as retailers, we need to make sure we’re getting the most out of each show. With that in mind, Donovan Bankhead of Springfield Music offers his top 10 tips on getting the most out of NAMM Shows.
What will be the biggest products, must-see innovations and technology breakthroughs in the new year? What do you need to check out before you leave Anaheim? Discover this and more at “Best in Show,” the legendary NAMM U Breakfast Session that closes out Sunday. Host Frank Alkyer, publisher of Music Inc.
Online retail has gone into overdrive with the advent of one-hour delivery, big data and mobile everything. At the same time, technology has presented even the smallest shops with more online opportunities. To kick off 2016 Summer NAMM, Joe Lamond, NAMM president and CEO, hosted the "NAMM Retail Summit." He sat down with a group of music retailers who’ve made the internet their own. Discover their online strategies and best practices.
Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center gave its website a complete overhaul in late 2014. Soon after, the company’s online sales more than tripled, and in-store traffic spiked. During the “NAMM Retail Summit” at 2016 Summer NAMM, Adam Levin, the retailer’s third generation of leadership, explained his website revamp and what others could learn from the process.

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