Success Stories

Earlier this month at Summer NAMM, Bertrand’s Music took home the Innovation Award at the Top 100 Dealer Awards. The retailer was honored for its innovative thinking as it took on the challenges with instrument sanitization and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Buddy Harman was born in 1928 as Murray Mizell Harman Jr. in Nashville, Tennessee. Raised in a musical household as both of his parents played in a band, with his mother playing drums, Harman purchased his first drum kit, a set from Slingerland, while in high school with money earned from his job at a local movie theater.
Virtuosity Musical Instruments in Boston, Massachusetts, played a critical role in reuniting a lost flute with its owner last month. Thanks to an employee's keen eye and databases of lost and stolen instruments, a $13,000 instrument was returned to its rightful owner after nearly a decade.
The MIDI™ Association is marking “May is MIDI Month,” with a fundraising initiative to raise $24,000 for the Children’s Music Fund™ (CMF). This year marks the second consecutive year that the May is MIDI Month campaign will aim to assist this non-profit.
Quincy Jones is the record producer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, arranger, and film and television producer that brought the world iconic works like Thriller, The Color Purple, and the ground-breaking song, “We Are the World.” NAMM’s Oral History collection is proud to preserve two separate interviews with Jones within its collection.
This year marks a historic 150 years in operation for the Indiana- based Paige’s Music. Originally founded in 1871, its flagship location relocated from Terre Haute to Indianapolis in 1976 to focus on an expanding school music market in Indiana.
Songs about love have dominated the charts across every genre and decade.
Five Star Guitars of Beaverton, Oregon, has been named NAMM’s Top 100 Dealer of the Year at Believe in Music week (January 18 – 22). NAMM’s Top 100 Dealer of the Year award is selected by an independent panel of judges. Previous award recipients include Cosmo Music Co. (2019), Andertons Music Co. (2018), and A & G Central Music (2017).
Even though the in-person global gathering, The NAMM Show, was canceled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic in January 2021, NAMM was able to bring together the music products industry for a one-of-a-kind event, Believe in Music week.
Believe in Music Week is rapidly approaching, and with it, much like a child waiting for Christmas, the industry is buzzing with the promise of exciting programming from across the industry in first-ever digital gathering to unify and support the people who bring music to the world.
Over a year has gone by since the world has been living in the shadow of COVID-19, and while people are yearning to ditch the restrictions and fears brought on by the virus, there has been an unprecedented wave of innovation in the music products industry.
Vintage®, a Garforth, Leeds, England-based guitar company, reached a milestone in 2020 by celebrating its 25th anniversary. The manufacturer launched its first guitar, an Encore® Vintage Series VC1, in 1995, receiving high praise within the industry for the superior sound, quality, and modest price point.

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