The Newsroom - Article #257
The Music People Wins New Awards at Winter NAMMJanuary 24, 2013
Music & Sound Retailer presented The Music People, Inc. with two Music & Sound Awards at the Winter NAMM show yesterday.
The first award, for Best New Guitar Accessory category of 2012, went to On-Stage Stands for their new Mighty Uke Stand. The GS6000 Mighty Uke Stand was introduced at the 2012 Summer NAMM Show. Affordability, size, and featured roles in recent pop hits have made ukuleles the hot instrument for the coming season, and the GS6000 is the perfect match for these little wonders. It’s also an ideal fit for other small instruments such as mandolins, fiddles, violins, dulcimers and autoharps. Compact and portable, the Mighty UKE Stand is the must-have folk instrument stand!
“We’re so happy to hear that people dig our Mighty Uke Stand! After we won Best in Show at Summer NAMM for this product, it blew-up across the industry and we knew we had a winner! With the Uke market still on a rapid incline, it was a no-brainer for us to help support that market with a profitable and fun add-on accessory” says On-Stage Stands Sales & Marketing Director, Jeremy Payne. “We want to give a huge thanks to all our dealers for being so willing to try new products and specifically the Mighty Uke Stand. As we were in the process of creating this new stand, we reached out to our dealer partners for feedback; what we got was honest and valuable feedback which eventually made it not only a product of great quality, but also one with outstanding packaging, HUGE profit potential and great marketability” Payne Added.
The Music & Sound award for the 2012 Representative of the Year was proudly accepted by Jim Mingo, Director of Pro Audio Products and National Accounts Manager. Jim has been a live sound technician for over 20 years and started with TMP in 2005. He was recently promoted to Director of Pro Audio Products.
“Going the extra mile for our customers is the core of what we do at TMP, and it is an incredible honor to personally receive the award for Representative of the Year” offered Jim Mingo. “When one of my customers needs a solution, I have the ability to look at all available brands and make a recommendation based on real world experience. I think it is that ability, and the obvious satisfaction I get from helping the great people in our industry every day for the past 7 years, that got me this award. A huge thanks goes out to all those who nominated and voted for me” he adds.
To learn more about our award-winning products and sales team, visit onstagestands.com or tmppro.com.