Jamie Deering took the helm of Deering Banjo in late 2019. And as she put it, she went through "pretty much everything a CEO would possibly experience in their entire career in 12 months." At 2021 Summer NAMM's "State of the Industry Address," she shared this journey with NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond. They looked at everything from how Deering handled the initial shutdown to the importance of mentorship.
State of the Industry Address (2021 Summer NAMM): Chris Martin, Martin Guitar, and Barbara Wight, Taylor Guitars
During the 2021 Summer NAMM "State of the Industry Address," NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond sat down with two leaders of the guitar market: Martin Guitars Chairman and CEO Chris Martin and Taylor Guitars Chief Financial Officer Barbara Wight. They shared their insights on the state of the music products business and also succession, namely Taylor Guitars' employee stock ownership plan.
The second day of 2021 Summer NAMM kicked off with "Best in Show," a roundup of the biggest products, services and technologies on the exhibit floor. Frank Alkyer, publisher of Music Inc. and UpBeat Daily magazines, moderated a panel of top music retail judges as they revealed their winning picks. They also weighed in on why they chose particular products, sharing sales tips and potential customers for this gear.
You’ve spent the last year meeting, selling and marketing on Zoom (and other virtual platforms). Now, it’s time to up your game. Get critical power tips for virtual communication from Scott Stratten, best-selling author, marketing rebel and sales, branding and relationship expert. Here, he covers what you don’t think about when communicating virtually—those counterintuitive behaviors that are different from talking in-person. (This session originally aired during NAMM Believe in Music Week in January 2021.)
Few know what must be done to adapt to new COVID-era realities like Bob Phibbs, an internationally recognized business strategist. And in this special session for Believe in Music, Phibbs shared his outlook on the state of retail and, more importantly, how to succeed in the new “next.” (This session originally aired during NAMM Believe in Music Week in January 2021.)
On January 25, NAMM hosted “Best in Show” for Believe in Music Week. This virtual NAMM U session featured a roundup of the biggest products and technologies featured at Believe in Music, as chosen by a panel of gear experts. The panel was moderated by Frank Alkyer of Music Inc. and UpBeat Daily magazines. Check out the winners now!
What does it take to have a successful career in the music industry? Find out firsthand with this session from The NAMM Show, hosted by NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond. In a series of up-close interviews, Lamond spoke with a lineup of music industry professionals, including artist J. Dash; Randy Shayler, owner and CEO of Zeswitz Music; Mary Keenan, director, Fender PLAY and Heather Farr Edwards, PR and communications manager of Reverb.
Day 3 of the NAMM U Virtual Summit ended with a virtual hang featuring Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick, hosts of the hit recording web show "Pensado's Place." Check out this lively discussion with these music- and recording-industry legends on the art and craft of recording and music-making.
Whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned veteran, NAMM Young Professionals (YP) welcomes all to its NAMM U Virtual Summit keynote event, featuring Saul Friedgood, president of Eastman Music. Friedgood looks at how his company navigated business during challenging periods and what he sees in the future. NAMM YP is a group of young music products industry professionals focused on providing opportunities to connect, learn and grow.
Are you concerned about the financial impact of COVID-19 on your business? Join industry experts Alan Friedman, CPA, and Daniel Jobe, EA, of Friedman, Kannenberg & Co. for a vital online session about music business finance in the time of COVID-19, originally presented on April 1. Get tips and new ideas for generating cash flow and reducing expenses during this disruptive period.