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Who: Joe Lamond New Position: president and CEO of NAMM Previous Lives: 1998: joined NAMM, director of market development, where he developed a number
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Who: Joe Lamond

New Position: president and CEO of NAMM

Previous Lives:

  • 1998: joined NAMM, director of market development, where he developed a number of projects, including the “Einstein Advocacy Kit,” Weekend Warriors program and the New Horizons Band project
  • Executive director of the American Music Conference
  • Executive VP of Skip's Music Inc. (Sacramento, Calif.)
  • Performed on tour as a drummer
  • Songwriting contract with CBS
  • Production manager for Todd Rundgren and other touring bands

In my CD changer right now…“Dave Matthews Band Before These Crowded Streets (Carter Beauford is amazing!), Grammy Nominees 2001 (required homework for communicating with my children), XTC Skylarking (magical combination of band and producer) Annie Lennox Medusa and Disney's Tarzan soundtrack (Phil Collins inspires another generation of drummers, including my 4-year-old).”

My favorite concert was…“Way too many to list. There is something primitively satisfying about hearing a kick and snare through a huge sound system.”

I got involved with NAMM when…“I attended my first NAMM show in 1983, and had been a retail member up until joining the staff in 1998. To me, NAMM represents the unlimited potential of our industry to positively change the world through music.”

The best part of my job that I do each day is…“I get to work directly with the most talented, creative people in the world.”