David Kalt, owner of Chicago Music Exchange, had a viral video hit in 2012 with “100 Riffs (A Brief History of Rock N’ Roll).” Since then, he’s had more breakthroughs in video marketing and also launched Reverb.com, an online marketplace for buying and selling used gear. NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond discusses these initiatives with Kalt at Breakfast of Champions during the 2014 NAMM Show.
The last morning of the 2014 NAMM Show began with Best in Show. This session, moderated by Music Inc.’s Frank Alkyer, featured six music retail gear experts from Internet giants and independent powerhouses alike. These judges revealed their picks for the best products and services at the show—gear that’s certain to be a big deal in the year ahead. Watch the entire session.
Presented By Joe Lamond and Guests
Summer NAMM 2013 kicked off with the NAMM Retail Summit. The session looked at ways music retailers can supercharge their fourth quarter and holiday season. During his opening remarks, NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond explains the urgency for the session. "Let's face it: the fourth quarter of last year—not so easy," he said. "So we're going to arm you today with a plan for the holiday season."
Presented By Chris Johnson, Gabriel O'Brien, Joe Lamond and Guests
Summer NAMM 2013 kicked off with the NAMM Retail Summit. The session looked at ways music retailers can supercharge their fourth quarter and holiday season. In this segment, NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond speaks with Gabriel O'Brien of Larry's Music Center and Chris Johnson of Musician's SuperStore. These retailers have successfully competed with national retailers on Black Friday weekend but take opposite approaches. Listen in as they reveal their proven strategies.
Presented By Joe Lamond and Guests, Lauren Haas Amanfoh
Summer NAMM 2013 kicked off with the NAMM Retail Summit. In this segment, NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond interviews Lauren Haas Amanfoh of Royalton Music Center. During the holidays, Amanfoh decided to forgo guitar pack sales and focus instead on promoting mid-level, individual guitars. The outcome? A 300-percent spike in her individual guitar sales.
Presented By Jeff Mozingo, Joe Lamond and Guests, Peter Sides, Ryan West
Summer NAMM 2013 kicked off with the NAMM Retail Summit. In this segment, NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond speaks with three prominent music retailers about creative ways to drive store traffic during the busiest days of the year, when customers are most time-stretched. Hear how to maximize sales from Jeff Mozingo of Mozingo Music, Ryan West of West Music and Peter Sides of Robert M. Sides Family Music Centers.
Presented By Joe Lamond and Guests, Ryan West, Whitney Brown Grisaffi
Summer NAMM 2013 kicked off with the NAMM Retail Summit. In this segment, NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond interviews Whitney Brown Grisaffi of Ted Brown Music and Ryan West of West Music about boosting store traffic and sales during the slow period after the holidays. Check out their ideas. Watch the video.
Presented By Bob Negen
Summer NAMM 2013 kicked off with the NAMM Retail Summit. In this segment, retail sales and promotions guru Bob Negen shares one of his all-time favorite holiday promotions, The 12 Days of Christmas, with NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond. This promotion can be an effective way to get people into a store and clear out slow-moving merchandise before the new year.
The last morning of Summer NAMM 2013 began with Best in Show, hosted by Frank Alkyer, publisher of Music Inc. magazine. Six retail gear experts shopped the show to find their favorite products and presented the top picks. Check out the entire session.
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. Still, retailers need to make sure they use their time wisely. With that in mind, Donovan Bankhead of Springfield Music shares his top 10 tips for getting the most out of every show.

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