Around the Globe
Logans Pianos was presented with The Australian Small Business Champion Award for specialty retail earlier this month. The store, which is Sydney’s oldest independent music shop, was also named a NAMM Top 100 store at Believe in Music week in January 2021.
NAMM Member, Andertons Music Co., announced a charity initiative to raise funds dedicated to the fight against teenage cancer. The UK-based retailer will be raffling off 19 signed and highly sought-after guitars, with proceeds going to the Teenage Cancer Trust.
During NAMM’s Believe in Music week (January 18-22), the Global Livestream introduced audiences around-the-world to over 40 emerging and established artists from 23 countries across six continents offering 12 hours of live performances.
Often left off the pages of history are the incredible contributions of women throughout the ages, and few cases are demonstrated more definitively than that of Nannette Streicher, the woman who built Beethoven’s pianos. Streicher may have built pianos in the 18th century, but her legacy lives on today with the work of instrument craftswoman Anne Acker.
“The creative path of every musician is marked by a quest for a distinctive style, a style that reflects the player’s musical identity. All musicians strive to be unique, extraordinary, and original and demand the same qualities from the musical instruments they play.” -Furch Guitars
Manuel Rodríguez Jr. is the third generation of luthiers, a family that has been making Spanish-style guitars since 1905.
Brass for Africa, a U.K. based charity organization, was founded over a decade ago when Jim Trott, founder and executive director, donated 30 brass instruments from his son’s junior brass band to communities in Kampala, Uganda.
JAM Pedals began as a one-person operation that has evolved over the last 15 years to become a “fine-tuned body of tone seekers,” all lead by founder Jannis Anastasakis.
The team at Warwick Music Group has achieved a momentous milestone by reaching a carbon-neutral status. With a passion for the environment, the company has made it a priority to ensure the sustainability of their products.
The British Band Instrument Company (BBICO) launched its new ‘edgware by BBICO’ line of products at The 2020 NAMM Show. This diverse line of environmentally sound and safe products includes a sanitizer spray that has been proven to kill 99.9999% of germs in 12 seconds, including the COVID-19 virus.
International NAMM Member König & Meyer believes strongly in “innovative design, functionality, and durability” for their products and make sure to “develop innovative solutions for our customers’ needs and wishes.” When the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe, the team at König & Meyer took these strongly held beliefs and applied them to adapt their role as one of
Andertons Music Co. began shipping out 173 guitars and an additional £2,000 worth of related materials this week to emergency services workers from their store in Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom.