NSM Music was founded in 1951 by Herbert Nack, Gerhard W. Schulze, and Wilhelm Menke of Löwen-Automaten. Initially the company focused on producing electrical-mechanical amusement machines. NSM initially was also a major importer of Seeburg jukeboxes. In the mid-50s, NSM ventured into jukebox manufacturing. They introduced their first jukebox model, the “Fanfare 60”, in 1956.
NSM became a pioneer in incorporating CD technology into jukeboxes. In the 1980s, they introduced the “CD Jukebox” series, which allowed users to play music from compact discs. This marked a significant shift from traditional vinyl records and expanded the song selection capabilities. NSM’s success in the jukebox industry led to its expansion into international markets.
Over the years, NSM went through several ownership changes and acquisitions. In 2017, the company was acquired by AMI Entertainment.