Nova Scotia's Mingo Music Honoured by NAMM for Reaching 50 Year Milestone

[![David Mingo (left) with NAMM's Joe Lamond](/content/images/2017/03/Mingo-Music-300x300.jpg)](/content/images/2017/03/Mingo-Music.jpg)David Mingo (left) with NAMM’s Joe Lamond
At the 2017 NAMM Show, Mingo Music Sales of Truro, NS was honoured with the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Milestone Award for 50 years of service in the music products industry. Presented annually by NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond, the Milestone Award recognizes music businesses that have flourished through changing business environments to reach a noteworthy anniversary.

“It’s a huge honour to be recognized by the largest international organization of our peers,” says David Mingo, current owner of Mingo Music.

Bob Mingo started his retail music store in the basement of his house in 1967. Quickly outgrowing that location, he moved the business in the early 1970s. He was joined full-time by his son David in 1992, who had graduated from Acadia University. After Bob’s passing in 2003, David took over ownership and relocated the store to its current location at historic 590 Prince Street in 2006.

“NAMM is honoured to recognize Mingo Music for their 50 years in business and in service to both the music products industry and to their community, ” notes Lamond. “Mingo Music has demonstrated the perseverance and passion to stand the test of time, inspire countless others and create a more musical world for the benefit of all.”

The Milestone Awards are presented annually to industry leaders celebrating notable anniversaries during The NAMM Show, held during the month of January in Anaheim, California. The NAMM Show brings together over 100,000 industry professionals to preview the latest gear, attend educational sessions, and network with peers from more than 120 countries and regions.

Mingo Music plans a year-long schedule of celebrations and promotions to mark this special anniversary. Visit their website at

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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