Career & Business

In 2021, NAMM Member and audio equipment manufacturer, DiGiCo assisted in completing a major renovation project for the KFC Yum! Center, one of Kentucky’s largest live events venues. Fans can now enjoy a much-improved sonic experience for concerts and sporting events in the arena.
The Smart Women in Music (SWIM) Fund is offering four awards for women in the music products industry to attend The NAMM Show in Anaheim, June 3-5, 2022.
The Folk Music Center is a three-part operation, including a museum, music store, and instructional center. It opened its doors in the back room of a Claremont, California real estate office in 1958 with just a small inventory of records, books, strings, and instruments donning its shelves.
This fall, NAMM Member Flight Ukulele launched a new podcast. The manufacturer and master of puns debuted Flights of Fancy – A Ukulele Podcast, where guests join host Emma Gowing to discuss all things ukulele. From favorite players to prolific artists and everything in between, if it involves a ukulele, there is a chance that it is covered.
In July, four major music trade publications welcomed new owner, Mike Lawson. The change in ownership of School Band & Orchestra (SBO), Musical Merchandise Review (MMR), JAZZed, and Choral Director became effective with the August 2021 issue of each publication.
On Tuesday, November 30, NAMM U presents SEO expert Bill Sebald and “SEO Strategies to Rise to the Top of Google Searches” just in time to help drive website traffic for the holiday season.
The buzz around digital currencies and the newest iteration of the concept, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), may have come out of nowhere. However, the music products industry is simply jumping on a commerce trend that has been around for the last 40 years.
Music and recording industry figure, Mr. Bonzai, sits down with Silas Hite, composer and multi-instrumentalist who has scored for film, television, and video games.
The iconic microphone manufacturer and NAMM Member was able to facilitate the return of the Tony Awards® in September. After a year away, the Broadway awards program returned with the help of Shure, who provided their wireless technology to support the return of the prestigious program.
Ken Donnell is regularly considered the foremost authority on “close-mic” applications for stringed musical instruments and holds the original patents in this field of audio engineering.
Music and recording industry figure, Mr. Bonzai, sits down with Jim “Kimo” West, guitarist, composer, and right-hand man for “Weird Al” Yankovic.
Musicians love their instruments. Perhaps there’s no better demonstration of this fact than the love that musicians have for their guitars. From Eddie Van Halen’s “Frankenstrat to B.B. King’s “Lucille” and Jerry Garcia’s “Tiger,” the guitar is often an extension of the musician as a beloved family member.

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