CEO and President Joe Lamond welcomes Marcus Ryle, Line 6, Co-founder and Senior Vice President, to sit down one-on-one as his first guest of the Breakfast of Champions.  Marcus is instrumental in the creation of some of the music industry's most successful products, and has been called the Steve Jobs of the music products industry. 
During Breakfast of Champions at the 2012 NAMM Show, Ray Kurzweil, CEO of Kurzweil Technologies, sat down with NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond to explore the process of innovation. Ray shared his remarkable perspective and ideas with the audience and, in doing so, sparked NAMM members to consider how these breakthroughs can be applied to improving their businesses and future chance of success.
From a bird’s eye view, the NAMM Show is both spectacular and overwhelming—thousands of products displayed by more than 1,500 exhibitors for viewing in a space of four days! How do you see it all?  Frank Alkyer and his panel of well-respected retailers and buyers searched every aisle for the best products, ideas and trends, and selected their top finds in four categories: Best Add-On or Accessory, Gotta Stock It, Companies to Watch and Best in Show. Watch the video and hear about the hottest gear, the must-haves and the newest products from the NAMM Show 2012!
Summer NAMM is known for new products, exhibitor debuts and unique finds. And while enjoying the quality face-to-face time with vendors you can only find in Nashville, it’s sometimes difficult to scout out all the important items to amp up your business for the fall and holiday selling season.  Watch as Music Inc. publisher Frank Alkyer and his panel of well-respected retailers and buyers who have combed the show floor in search of the best products, ideas and trends─each share their top picks in four categories: Something Small, Gotta Stock It, Companies to Watch and Best in Show.
Joe Lamond, CEO and President of NAMM led Robin Lewis, co-author of The New Rules of Retail, and industry retailers Chris White, White House of Music; Gordy Wilcher, Owensboro Music; Lori Supinie, Senseney Music; and Scott Summerhays, Summerhays Music Center in a roundtable discussion as the NAMM Retail Summit came to a close.  Joe congratulated those retailers who came to Nashville to work on
Scott Summerhays, president of Summerhays Music Center in Murray, Utah is interviewed by Joe Lamond, CEO and President of NAMM as a guest panelist, along with fellow industry retailers and Robin Lewis, co-author of The New Rules of Retail.  Scott shared his perspective as a school music retailer (and member of NASMD - National Association of School Music Dealers) and how pre-emptive distributio
NAMM CEO and President Joe Lamond interviews Lori Supinie, president of Senseney Music in Wichita, Kansas and former president of RPMDA (Retail Print Music Dealers Association) during the NAMM Retail Summit.  Lori shares her thoughts on how the small independent retailer is important and well-positioned for the future.  "Maybe small is the new big."  Lori and Senseney Music went on to be named
Watch as Joe Lamond, NAMM CEO and President, interviews Gordy Wilcher, Owner of Owensboro Music in Owensboro, Kentucky, and president of iMSO (Independent Music Store Owners), during the NAMM Retail Summit.  Gordy shares his philosophy about not being afraid to act and jump in, especially through community involvement.  He wants his customers to think "We need to go to Owensboro Music to see wh
Chris White, President/CEO of the White House of Music in Waukesha, Wisconsin is welcomed as the first industry retailer guest by Joe Lamond, NAMM CEO & President.  Watch as Chris shares his insights on how he and AIMM (Alliance of Independent Music Merchants) members are adapting to the 'new rules of retail.' 
Retail is changing—fast. So is the Music Industry. That’s why the NAMM Retail Summit was created. This session focused on the critical changes taking place in retail and the vital information you need to stay in business—and thrive.