Presented By Jake Shimabukuro
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, “Breakfast of Champions” kicked off the 2016 NAMM Show. At this year’s session, NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond spoke with a rare and influential group, music industry game-changers, about the state of the industry and where it's going. Right after a high-energy musical performance, ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro sat down to discuss his career and the ukulele explosion. Watch the interview here.
Presented By Larry Morton
During “Breakfast of Champions” at the 2016 NAMM Show, Hal Leonard President Larry Morton discussed disruptive technologies with NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond. Morton weighed in on how his core business, print music, has evolved with digital technology. He also touched upon Hal Leonard’s distribution business and why the company always partners with its retail base. Watch the interview here.
Presented By St. Vincent
Singer, songwriter and guitarist Annie Clark of St. Vincent stopped by “Breakfast of Champions” at the 2016 NAMM Show. Clark had come to the show to launch her own signature guitar. During “Breakfast of Champions,” she discussed guitar game-changers with NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond. Watch the interview here.
Presented By Jonathan and Susan Lipp
Jonathan and Susan Lipp, the heads of music retail powerhouse Full Compass Systems, joined NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond at “Breakfast of Champions” during the 2016 NAMM Show. In a spirited interview with Lamond, Jonathan and Susan weighed in on everything from adapting to game-changing technologies to the importance of advocating for music education. Watch the interview here.
Presented By Graham Nash
Singer-songwriter and musical icon Graham Nash inspired the audience at “Breakfast of Champions” during the 2016 NAMM Show. NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond interviewed Nash about his first guitar, the importance of music education in the schools and why he decided to uproot his life to join what was then a little musical startup: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Nash also received NAMM’s 2016 Music for Life Award. Watch the interview here.
Presented By Andy Mooney
At the 2016 NAMM Show, Fender CEO Andy Mooney joined NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond for “Breakfast of Champions.” During the interview with Lamond, Mooney discussed his plans for the guitar and amp company after seven months at the helm, along with his background as a musician. Watch the interview here.
Presented By Frank Alkyer and Panelists
Don’t miss out on your next big seller! Join Frank Alkyer, publisher of Music Inc. and UpBeat Daily magazines, and a panel of music retail gear experts for this fast-moving Breakfast Session. They’ve scoured the far corners of the exhibit floor, and in 60 minutes, they’ll reveal their top picks from the 2016 NAMM Show.
2015 Summer NAMM began with the “NAMM Retail Summit,” a NAMM U Breakfast Session that explored the strategies of NAMM Top 100 Dealers. In a series of one-on-one interviews with NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond, the session looked at how these music products retailers are rising above the rest in a hyper-competitive marketplace.
Sam Ash Music took home a NAMM Top 100 Award for Best Online Presentation. At the “NAMM Retail Summit,” Sammy Ash, COO of the Hicksville, N.Y.-based company, joined NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond for a candid conversation about how the chain retailer reached its 91st year in business.
Carter Vintage Guitars won a NAMM Top 100 Award for Best Exterior. But a pretty storefront is just a small part of Carter’s story. In two years, the Nashville retailer, led by Walter and Christie Carter, has grown into a nearly $4 million business with a bustling location. During the “NAMM Retail Summit,” the Carters revealed their success strategies to NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond.