Success Stories

The Music History Project Podcast hosted by the team in NAMM’s Resource Center, recently released “Ep. 82 – Remembering Jimi Hendrix” to honor the 50th anniversary since the rock legends passing.
Legendary saxophonist and Kansas City native, Bobby Watson, received his post-doctorate in jazz while on the bandstand with famed drummer Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.
NAMM’s Oral History Program conducted its first Zoom interview this month to continue preserving the history of the music industry despite restrictions put in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The NAMM Oral History Collection recently captured its 4,000th interview, marking another milestone for a collection so unique and diverse that music enthusiasts of all levels are sure to recognize a few familiar faces.
Key Leaves has been providing solutions to sticky key pads and key malfunctions on woodwind instruments since January 2018. The line of natural-care products leaves keys open so they can dry clean. Named a “Best in Show” product at the 2019 Show, the team at Key Leaves prides itself on “clean design, powerful results, and plain-spoken dealing.”
NAMM Member, Lowden Guitars of Northern Ireland, has been awarded one of the United Kingdom’s top awards, The Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
In the summer of 1968, an unknown band named The Motowns began playing shows around the Oakland and Berkeley, California area. After gigging around the Bay Area for a while, the band set their sights on playing a bigger venue, Bill Graham’s Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco.
Based in Slovenia, Flight has grown over the last ten years to become an internationally distributed brand.
The NAMM Oral History Collection is unlike any other collection in the world. The heart of the Collection is the depth of its narratives that cover innovative creations, the evolution of musical instruments, the ever-changing world of music retail, as well as our collective quest to improve music education around the globe.
For NAMM’s Oral History Program, one new and much anticipated interview to be collected among the many others at The 2020 NAMM Show was that of Leo Nocentelli, best known for his work as a musician and songwriter for the popular funk band, The Meters.
The Music History Project (TMHP), a podcast sponsored by NAMM and produced and recorded by the NAMM Resource Center, has hit a significant milestone in achieving 50,000 streams.
The year 1912 can be remembered for many iconic events in history, the entry of Arizona as the 48th U.S. state, the sinking of the Titanic and the election of Woodrow Wilson as the 28th President of the United States of America.

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