Today Moog Music announces that Fast Company has named it as one of the world’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Music for 2017. The annual ranking honors leading enterprises and rising newcomers that exemplify the best in nimble business and impactful innovation.
This is the first year that Moog Music has been selected. “We are honored to be included on this annual list of innovators,” says Moog Music Brand Director Emmy Parker, “Like Bob Moog before us, we strive to build creative tools for joyful experimentation. This honor is a reflection of the commitment and creativity of our employee owners.” Other honorees on the 2017 most innovative list include Apple, Spotify, Facebook, and Google.
The Fast Company announcement comes just over a month after the initial lineup announcement for Moogfest, the annual multi-day music and tech festival created in tribute to Bob Moog. Started in 2004, Moogfest builds on Moog Music’s commitment to innovation through daytime and nighttime programming that gathers artists, futurist thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, scientists, and musicians. This year’s festival will take place May 18-21 in Durham, North Carolina. In celebration of the Fast Company announcement, Moogfest GA tickets will be $50 off starting now until Tuesday February 14 at 11:59pm EST.
In celebration of this honor, Moog Music apps including Animoog, Filtatron, and the Moog Model 15 app will be available at 50% off through Tuesday February 14 at 11:59pm EST.
About Moog Music
Moog Music is the leading producer of analog synthesizers in the world. The employee-owned company and its customers carry on the legacy of its founder, electronic musical instrument pioneer Dr. Bob Moog. All of Moog’s instruments are hand built in its factory on the edge of downtown Asheville, NC.
Since 2004, Moogfest has been a gathering for musicians who work closely with Bob and his instruments. In 2014, Moogfest amplified its vision and expanded to be a 5-day event dedicated to the synthesis of technology, art, and music. Moogfest honors the inventiveness of Bob Moog and the legacy of the analog synth with an experimental line up of daytime conference programming and landmark nightly performances. Moogfest takes place May 18-21 in Durham, NC.
ABOUT FAST COMPANY
Fast Company is the world’s leading progressive business media brand, with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, ethical economics, leadership, and design. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, one of the U.S.’s leading media companies.