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Revolutionizing the Music Industry
Robert Moog is credited with inventing the Moog synthesizer, a sophisticated, versatile instrument that has revolutionized how music has been played and recorded in the last 50 years. When it debuted at the Audio Engineering Society Convention in 1964, he took orders on the spot. "Bob used to say that he got into business by slipping backwards on a banana peel," says Mike Adams, who joined the company in 2002 and now serves as the company's CEO. In 2005, at the age of 71, Robert Moog died from cancer. Now, with 45 employees and distribution in nearly 50 countries worldwide, Moog Music is on the rise. Last year, the company made over $7 million in revenue, and Adams anticipates growth of up to 40 percent for this year.