Ron Middlebrook is passionate about the history of the music industry. Over the years his music publishing company, Centerstream, released a series of books on products and companies within the industry, in addition to the method books and DVDs his company produces. Along the way he has collected artifacts, stories and friendship with many icons of the industry including William F. Ludwig and Wayne Burdick. In fact it was Ron who helped arranged Wayne’s interview for the NAMM Oral History program. Ron has also been a strong supporter of the Museum of Making Music by loaning rare instruments and artifacts.