Success Stories

The MIDI Innovation Awards are presented each year with the support of The MIDI Association, Music Hackspace, and NAMM.
In September, the Memphis Music Hall of Fame celebrated its tenth year of inductions. Included in the 2022 class of honorees are Booker T. Jones and J.M. VanEaton, who are also part of NAMM’s Oral History Collection.
In 1968, Denis Wick started the company that would bear his name to make products better suited to produce the musical results he was hoping to achieve. He first manufactured mutes and mouthpieces for brass instruments, primarily to aid his colleagues and himself in the London Symphony Orchestra.
Noteflight, LLC of Boston, Massachusetts, is “dedicated to reinventing the way people create, share, teach, buy and sell written music.” Recently, the NAMM Member expanded this community to serve over 7,000,000 music makers – a new milestone – as it continues to develop “the world’s largest community of music writers and readers.”
At The 2022 NAMM Show, Córdoba Guitars introduced its latest guitar to the world. The Stage is the company's first nylon string electric guitar and was made possible by the collaboration between Córdoba Guitars and Fishman Transducers.
XCHANGE was created to sell software in the retail environment. Its digital delivery platform, with an emphasis on automation and integration, as well as subscription and rent-to-own features make it a desirable tool for retailers to deliver countless software titles to customers.
Since the onset of the pandemic, businesses and individuals have continuously adapted to thrive in the rapidly changing landscape. While the lasting effects of the pandemic remain immeasurable, the past two years have cultivated an environment that has nurtured innovation by connecting global populations and communities on levels never before experienced.
Amro Music of Memphis, Tennessee, began its experience at The 2022 NAMM Show by celebrating its centennial anniversary at NAMM’s Milestone Awards.
The NAMM Show is recognized globally as the crossroads of the music, pro audio and sound, and entertainment technology industry. NAMM Member and new exhibitor MatchMySound used its inaugural NAMM Show to showcase its product while simultaneously uniting the industry to effect positive changes throughout the communities surrounding Anaheim.
Mr. Ikutaro Kakehashi started the Roland Corporation on April 18, 1972. Ever the experienced businessman, Mr. Kakehashi saw an opportunity to reach amateur musicians and hobbyists.
In April, Focusrite Audio Engineering Ltd was one of over 200 organizations to be nationally recognized with the prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise for excellence in international trade.
Huber Breese Music will celebrate its golden anniversary at The 2022 NAMM Show. Founder Paul Huber will attend The NAMM Milestone Awards, which takes place only at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, June 3-5.

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