On January 25, NAMM hosted “Best in Show” for Believe in Music Week. This virtual NAMM U session featured a roundup of the biggest products and technologies featured at Believe in Music, as chosen by a panel of gear experts. The panel was moderated by Frank Alkyer of Music Inc. and UpBeat Daily magazines. Check out the winners now!
What does it take to have a successful career in the music industry? Find out firsthand with this session from The NAMM Show, hosted by NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond. In a series of up-close interviews, Lamond spoke with a lineup of music industry professionals, including artist J. Dash; Randy Shayler, owner and CEO of Zeswitz Music; Mary Keenan, director, Fender PLAY and Heather Farr Edwards, PR and communications manager of Reverb.
Day 3 of the NAMM U Virtual Summit ended with a virtual hang featuring Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick, hosts of the hit recording web show "Pensado's Place." Check out this lively discussion with these music- and recording-industry legends on the art and craft of recording and music-making.
Whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned veteran, NAMM Young Professionals (YP) welcomes all to its NAMM U Virtual Summit keynote event, featuring Saul Friedgood, president of Eastman Music. Friedgood looks at how his company navigated business during challenging periods and what he sees in the future. NAMM YP is a group of young music products industry professionals focused on providing opportunities to connect, learn and grow.
Are you concerned about the financial impact of COVID-19 on your business? Join industry experts Alan Friedman, CPA, and Daniel Jobe, EA, of Friedman, Kannenberg & Co. for a vital online session about music business finance in the time of COVID-19, originally presented on April 1. Get tips and new ideas for generating cash flow and reducing expenses during this disruptive period.
How do you deal with the coronavirus outbreak at your music retail business? What’s the smart thing to do at your business right now? How do you lead when leadership is tough? If you’re asking these questions and more, watch this online session for NAMM members by Bob Phibbs (aka, The Retail Doctor) from March 26. Phibbs is a global retail expert, thought leader and previous host of the NAMM Retail Innovation Summit.
Networking is a critical skill for any music industry professional, whether you’re an introvert or extrovert, new to the business or a veteran. Want to up your networking game? Then get expert tips, advice and strategies from this NAMM U panel discussion, moderated by Melissa Ceo of C.A. House Music and NAMM Young Professionals (YP). She's joined by NAMM YP members and the leaders of their companies, including Jeremy McQueary and Mark Goff of Paige’s Music and Jeremy Payne and Tom Tedesco of The Music People. This session was held at The 2020 NAMM Show.
The 2020 NAMM Show kicked off with “Breakfast of Champions,” hosted by NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond. During this educational session, Lamond interviewed several industry experts on a concept called “crossroads.” He began the session by discussing the state of the industry and looking at how the industry has come to a “crossroads of opportunity.”
During “Breakfast of Champions” at The 2020 NAMM Show, NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond sat down with Bryan Bradley, president of Group One, to discuss the growth of live sound, entertainment technology and live performances in general. Bradley mentioned that even schools and houses of worship have higher expectations than ever before for their live performances—and, as a result, there’s opportunity for retailers and music businesses.
In the last six years, Whitney Brown Grisaffi, president of Ted Brown Music, saw growth in the service side of her six-store retail chain. At “Breakfast of Champions” during The 2020 NAMM Show, she shared that growth story with NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond. In particular, she focused on the expansion of the installed AV business and how it ties into other aspects of Ted Brown Music’s business, particularly school music.