Thursday, March 30th, 2017

January 2016 – Yamaha Corporation of America had a completely redesigned and reimagined their booth at NAMM 2016 in the ballroom area of the Anaheim Marriott next to the main NAMM convention area. The company introduced about 100 new products in the concert, studio, professional, band, percussion, piano, guitar, strings, and electronic instruments categories, as [...]

January 2015 – One of the major things filling the expo floor at NAMM is the accessories to the musical instruments. In this category, you have recording equipment, DJ gear and guitar accessories. Leading off the show, with a preview at the Artist Relations event was the Tronocal team from Germany. Lead off by CEO, [...]

January 2014, at the NAMM 2014 show, the atmosphere was different from other conferences, it is a rare mix of business, products, art & innovation and a genuine positive energy for the merger of these which is music and the performance of music. Most shows are a diverse ecosystem with every niche having its own [...]

January 2014 – Yamaha lead the NAMM show this year not with electronic devices, but with new traditional instruments. Their highlights this year were a new trumpet, new drums and a next generation piano. Yamaha Xeno Trumpet Press Conf The first new instrument brought out at NAMM 2014 was the new Xeno Trumpet. This professional [...]

January 2013 – Celebrating their 125th anniversary, Yamaha introduced several new of their world renown electronic drum kits, as well new models of their innovative silent pianos and new models of connected clavinovas. These supplemented the introduction of several new professional model trumpets, saxophones and strings. We also had the opportunity to interview the President [...]

You may have heard that Yamaha Corporation celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. During the NAMM trade show, we had a chance to talk to the president of Yamaha Corporation in America, Takuya “Tak” Nakata. Surprisingly, we found out that he plays a number of instruments. Yamaha America President Tak Nakata Q: We know traditionally [...]

anuary 24, 2013, NAMM, Anaheim, CA—Joe Lamond from NAMM talked about the organization’s directions and focus. They are offering more educational courses for the various segments in the industry, with emphasis on the retailers. The Washington D.C. gridlock shows the need for leadership and for people to come together, daring to achieve greatness. The music [...]