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Chris Martin Addresses the Future of the Guitar

Chris Martin IV, Chairman and CEO, C.F. Martin & Co. A family-run, nearly-185-year-old guitar company has a unique vantage point on the market, and the perspective is even sharper when you’re the company’s sixth-generation leader, whose time steering the ship has produced even greater devotion from loyal brand aficionados. In speaking to Chris Martin IV, Chairman […]

Mary Luehrsen on the 2017 NAMM Fly-in

This past May, NAMM continued its annual advocacy effort in Washington D.C., bringing a contingent of nearly 100 music industry delegates, representing 35 states, to Capitol Hill to advocate for music and arts education in the public schools. An integral figure in the effort is NAMM’s Government Relations and Public Affairs Director, Mary Luehrsen, who’s […]

Bob Taylor on CITES

The 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from September 24 to October 4, 2016. At the conference, the CITES delegates placed more than 250 species of rosewood on Appendix II, meaning […]