Success Stories

NAMM Oral History alumni and session drummer, Eddie Bayers, is now part of the Country Music Hall of Fame. In an announcement last month, the prolific musician joined the roster of notable names in the “Recording and/or Touring Musician” category.
In their Sacramento, California shop, Kauer Guitar’s crafts guitars for the likes of Flogging Molly’s Dennis Casey, Steely Dan’s Walter Becker, and Eli Maiman from Walk the Moon. The NAMM Member has now committed to building guitars through the summer of 2022 for customers who aided in the evacuation of Afghan citizens from Kabul.
The NAMM TEC Committee is honored to present the 37th Annual TEC Awards in June at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.
Live music is returning to NAMM’s Museum of Making Music (MoMM) in September. Guitarist Jackie Venson will take the stage on September 9, marking the first notes to grace the museum stage in over a year.
The NAMM TEC Committee is honored to present the 37th Annual TEC Awards in June at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. 
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.