Success Stories

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.
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.
When you think of “Nashville Sound” or more specifically, record producers in Nashville, what names come to mind?  Perhaps names like Owen Bradley, Chet Atkins, Cowboy Jack Clement, or Fred Foster top your list. However, the name that should be on your list but probably isn’t is Gail Davies.
At the close of 2018, it was predicted that 2019 was going to be a milestone year for the music products industry. Some short 50 years earlier music was once again redefined in the dairy fields of New York during a little event you may have heard of, Woodstock. One NAMM Member company celebrating the massive achievement of thriving over the last 50 years is Morley.
Maegen Wells found herself captivated by two forces early on in her life; the guitar and tools. Her fascination with both eventually led her to lutherie, and today, as a top luthier in the music products community. Wells now owns and operates a successful shop where she crafts archtop guitars and mandolins.

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