NAMM Young Professionals (NAMM YP) sat down with Tom Sumner, president of Yamaha Corp. of America and future chair of NAMM, to discuss leadership, career development and the role of mentorship in the music industry. They also looked at how he navigated the pandemic and the lessons learned along the way.
A panel of Australian industry leaders takes an in-depth look at the post-pandemic state of their market. They analyze new developments, as well as lessons learned and how we can apply them.
At the recent Believe in Music online event, European industry thought leaders weighed in on sustainability issues around production, consumer demand and retention of musicians.
Do you want to become a more effective networker? Here’s the good news: Whether you’re an introvert or extrovert, networking is a learned skill that anyone can do authentically. And in this session from 2022 Believe in Music, global pro audio and consumer electronics professional Mike Dias reveals concrete steps for networking at trade shows, events and anywhere you might encounter fellow professionals.
Pandemic, economy, elections and logistics: the four challenges for Brazilian entrepreneurs / Pandemia, economia, eleições e logística: os quatro desafios dos empresários brasileiros  
Pandemic, economy and logistics: the three challenges for Latin America entrepreneurs / Pandemia, economía y logística: los tres desafíos para los emprendedores latinoamericanos
What's the state of the piano industry, and where's it going? In this NAMM U Online video session, author and columnist Bob Popyk weighs in with Art Olson of Artistic Pianos, industry veteran Larry Fresch and website specialist Tom Folenta. They explore trends, current opportunities and post-pandemic realities in acoustics, digitals, lessons and online marketing.
2021 Summer NAMM began with the "State of the Industry Address," hosted by NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond. This special opening session looked forward by looking back at a year we’ll never forget. In a series of one-on-one interviews, Lamond and a group of industry thought leaders explored the state of business, the future and lessons learned from a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic.
During 2021 Summer NAMM's "State of the Industry Address," NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond sat down with Sammy Ash, chief operating officer of Sam Ash Music. In an exciting conversation, they discussed the state of the music products and sound market, vital industry trends and how Sam Ash Music navigated the pandemic as a large chain retailer.
Laura Penrose took the helm of Nick Rail Music just months before the start of the pandemic. At 2021 Summer NAMM's "State of the Industry Address," she sat down with NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond to tell the story. They discussed how she adapted the school music retail business to the pandemic, lessons learned and the incredible value of a peer network.

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