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The OSS Timeline

  • 2015
    • Jan: TMP/On-Stage showcases 30 new products at Winter NAMM 2014
    • Jan: u-mount Power Banks receives a Best in Show award in the “Best Accessory/Add-On” category at Winter NAMM 2015
  • 2014
    • Dec: On-Stage Worldwide featured in Music Trades Global Sales Statistics issue
    • Nov: TMP/On-Stage featured in the Music & Sound Retailer in The Power of the Add-On cover story
    • Aug: On-Stage Donates Gear to Hartford Camp Jam
    • Aug: TMP begins expansion of its headquarters in Berlin, CT. Part of the expansion includes a more collaborative floor plan, an experience room, a dedicated photography studio and video production studio.
    • Aug: TMP participates in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
    • July: TMP/On-Stage showcases 10 new products at Summer NAMM 2014
    • June: On-Stage exhibits at Sweetwater's Gearfest for the first time
    • Mar: On-Stage's Facebook page hits 1000 likes/followers
    • March: As part of a social media promotion, On-Stage gives away a $3500 prize pack to Ashford School in Ashford, CT for Music in our Schools month
    • Jan: The On-Stage Distributor of the Year award was presented to SF Marketing
    • Jan: On-Stage presented Sweetwater Sound with the 2013 Dealer of the Year award
    • Jan: u-mount Lighting Arms receives a Best in Show award in the “Gotta Stock It” category at Winter NAMM 2014
    • Jan: TMP/On-Stage showcases 40 new products at Winter NAMM 2014
    • Jan: TMP/On-Stage commences it's 35th Anniversary
  • 2013
    • On-Stage Presents Its First Annual 'Dealer of the Year' Award to Musical Fulfillment Services at Winter NAMM 2013
    • TMP receives two nominations in the 27th Annual Music & Sound Awards; Best Guitar Accessory - GS6000B Mighty Uke Stand, and 2012 Representative of the Year - Jim Mingo
    • TMP Rep Jim Mingo awarded 2012 Representative of the Year, in the 27th Annual Music & Sound Awards
    • TMP/On-Stage Stands named among Hartford's Finest in May 1 issue of the Hartford Advocate.
    • On-Stage raffles off a grand prize On-Stage Scooter at Summer NAMM as a part of the "Buy a Bundle, Save a Bundle" contest and promotion. Congrats to Skip's Music on winning!
    • TMP West warehouse moves to Riverside, CA, increasing its square footage and loading docks.
    • The Music People, Inc. recognized in the Hartford Courant - "Music Equipment Middleman Grows In Tough Times"
  • 2012
    • TMP East warehouse moves to Cheshire, CT, doubling its square footage and loading docks.
    • On-Stage Distribution established to handle new and existing MI brands
    • A new OSS Sales Team is developed to focus on sales of its proprietary stands and accessories
    • Winter NAMM U-Mount is revealed and wins Best of Show-"Best Accessory"
    • Summer NAMM- Mighty Uke stand is introduced and wins Best of Show- "Gotta Stock it"
    • TMP Central Warehouse is expanded from 10,000 to 15,000 square feet
    • Sales to the Chinese domestic market begin
  • 2011
    • 13,000 square foot Mei Fan Warehouse is opened in Ningbo China
    • Sharon Hennessey named to NAMM Board
    • On-Stage Stands being sold in 54 countries
    • TMP Central distribution center opened
    • Hartford Courant/Fox CT Top Workplaces Award
    • 120 pro audio brands
  • 2009
    • Our Chinese sister company is founded Ningbo Mei Fan International Trading Company
    • DrumFire reintroduced with acoustic drum sets
    • 120 pro audio brands
    • 8 Proprietary brands
  • 2008
    • Hennessey Guitar Parts introduced
    • Second Supplier Excellence Award
    • 100 pro audio brands
    • On-Stage Stands ships 2 million units
  • 2007
    • On-Stage Gear introduced
    • First featured in The Music Trades Music Industry Census
  • 2006
    • TMP Pro Distribution division established
    • 80 pro audio brands
  • 2005
    • First Supplier Excellence Award
    • On-Stage Sticks introduced
  • 2004
    • Berlin, CT headquarters opened
  • 2000
    • Retail-ready packaging introduced
  • 1992
    • West Coast distribution center opened
  • 1989
    • Offered retailers 16 pro audio brands
  • 1985
    • Began distributing the full Shure microphone line
  • 1984
    • DrumFire drum synths introduced
  • 1982
    • West Hartford, CT office opened
  • 1979
    • The Music People, Inc. established
    • On-Stage Stands established
    • Double and triple guitar stands manufactured in Hartford, CT
    • HotWires brand established

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