Retail music instrument/product stores. Not for second-hand, vintage or repair shops.
NAMM’s world-class trade shows in the winter and summer provide a unique opportunity for retailers to conduct meetings face-to-face with suppliers, get hands-on experience with the latest products and innovations, make plans and place orders for the upcoming season and network with other industry professionals. The trade shows are also the place for free on-site business ideas and solutions at NAMM U. In our ever-changing world, the sessions are customized to the needs and challenges of today’s music products retailers with real-time solutions that are more current than other printed resources. Pick up current information and tactics straight from industry experts that you can put to use right away.
Take an active role in expanding your target market in the local community. NAMM offers proven market development programs to reach different segments of music makers: from the young to the young at heart. The opt-in initiatives are easy to implement in your retail business. Plus, advocacy tools like SupportMusic.com can help you build support for music education in your community.
Money-Saving Business Services
Using the buying power of its 9,000+ Members, NAMM negotiates with companies to provide the most competitive business products and rates on many services your business uses every day, from shipping to merchant card processing programs.
Government Relations/Public Affairs Efforts
NAMM gives your company a voice in Washington and lobbies for the issues that affect your business—like import/export laws and music education. NAMM’s advocacy efforts promote the benefits of making music to keep music in schools and create music makers of the future.
A Variety of Resources
From the statistics and trends presented in the NAMM Global Report to the association’s PLAYback magazine and PLAYback Digital e-newsletter, NAMM works hard to keep you updated on the music products industry. And, to improve business efficiency, accuracy and communication, NAMM has formed the B2B Standards Committee to work with retailers and set an established technology standard within the industry.
Join the Industry—Belong to NAMM
NAMM Membership is exclusive to the select group of companies that manufacture, distribute and/or retail musical instruments/products, sound, pro audio and lighting equipment, and media. On this same note, NAMM trade shows are restricted to "trade only" companies to maintain a focused business environment for our community; they are not open to the public.