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David Kronemyer

Mr. David Kronemyer started his career in the music business playing 12-string electric guitar in a folk rock band. Lacking sufficient talent to continue as a performer he began to manage bands and promote shows. He formerly was Vice President of Capitol Records and Senior Vice President of Atlantic Records. Segueing to the movie business he became President of Gold Circle Films and then President of Cerberus Films. He currently is producing records and directing independent movies, none of which have much commercial potential.


  1. Avatar photo John Scott G
    Jan 21, 2012 @ 7:18 PM PST

    Excellent article! Terrific tone, great imagery, and cogent conclusions. Having attended far too many NAMM shows in Los Angeles, Anaheim, and Nashville, I can attest to the accuracy of Kronemyer’s observations in this piece.

    Lots of nifty sections, although this one popped out as especially nice: “Then there is the strange situation of spatial location. How come the violin manufacturers are located immediately adjacent to the drum manufacturers?” Everyone who has endured the din of a NAMM show has wondered about that. What? I said, Everyone who has. . . Oh, never mind.

    Nice job on this!

  2. Avatar photo metasonix
    Jan 24, 2012 @ 8:33 PM PST

    Perfectly said, David. This is why I’ve skipped the last two NAMM Shows–it’s impossible to properly demonstrate subtle electronic effects in that noise and chaos. I think my feet are permanently damaged by walking back and forth in that giant barn-thing.

    Don’t forget the official cartage company of the NAMM show. Full of $50/hour Teamsters, and famously corrupt and semi-competent.

    I’ll send this to other people in the business. Who, no doubt, will be forced to agree, no matter how much it pains them (after getting the bills from NAMM).