NAMM Show and Exhibitors Donate to Habitat for Humanity
The NAMM Show is recognized globally as the crossroads of the music, pro audio and sound, and entertainment technology industry. NAMM Member and new exhibitor MatchMySound used its inaugural NAMM Show to showcase its product while simultaneously uniting the industry to effect positive changes throughout the communities surrounding Anaheim.
MatchMySound attended its first NAMM Show in June. They are a new company that features guided practice technology solutions for all instruments, including guitar, piano, and voice. The team was excited to exhibit and introduce their music edtech to educators, retailers with lesson programs, and organizations. While at The NAMM Show, MatchMySound shared a booth with its sister company, RealTime Audio, another new-on-the-scene startup that offers a solution for latency problems facing musicians who want to jam remotely, in real-time.
During The 2022 NAMM Show, MatchMySound Marketing Director Jen Biasi saw an opportunity to positively impact the community by donating furniture used during the show to Habitat for Humanity. With a team and equipment spread out around the globe, Biasi recognized that instead of shipping furniture, the fiscally responsible move would be to buy furniture for their booth in California. Realizing that it would only be used for a few days, Biasi sought a way to give the items a second life with Habitat for Humanity.
Biasi reflected, “Habitat for Humanity is a deserving organization and the first non-profit that came to mind. With a safe place to call home, music can happen. MatchMySound adheres to this idea of building an accessible and joyful musical community, and I’m proud to work for them because of it.”
Habitat for Humanity is best known for providing housing solutions for the unhoused. However, the organization has numerous other programs that assist those in need, including disaster response, financial education protocols to aid homeowners, improving existing homes for the aging, revitalizing neighborhoods, and the Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter. The Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter develops functioning including housing markets across the world. Founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller, the non-profit now operates in over 70 countries. Habitat for Humanity has served roughly 35 million people by constructing, rehabilitating, or preserving homes since its inception and is the world’s largest not-for-profit builder.