Moog Music

Moog Music Inc. is an American synthesizer company based in Asheville, North Carolina. It was founded in 1953 as RA Moog Co. by Robert Moog and his father and was renamed Moog Music in 1972. Its early instruments included the Moog synthesizer (the first commercial synthesizer), followed by the Minimoog in 1970, two of the most influential electronic instruments of all time.

Moog Music Inc.
Founded1953; 69 years ago (1953) (as R. A. Moog Co.)
New York City, New York, U.S.
HeadquartersAsheville, North Carolina, U.S.
Key people
Robert Moog, founder
Mike Adams, president
ProductsSynthesizers, Musical instruments, Signal processing

In 1971, following a recession, Robert Moog sold Moog Music to Norlin Musical Instruments, where he remained employed as a designer until 1977. In 1978, he founded a new company, Big Briar. Moog Music filed for bankruptcy in 1987 and the Moog Music trademark was returned to Robert Moog in 2002, when Big Briar resumed operations under the name Moog Music.

Moog Music also manages Moogfest, a pioneering electronic music and music technology festival in Durham, NC.

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