News Releases

April 15, 2014

NAMM Foundation Helps Anaheim City School District Orchestrate School Music Program

Working toward its mission of advancing active participation in music making across the lifespan, The NAMM Foundation has pledged a $10,000 grant to the Anaheim City School District (ACSD). The grant helps to support the district’...

April 7, 2014

NAMM Foundation Makes Music Education a Focus at National School Board Association Conference

The NAMM Foundation wants school board members to feel the benefits of music education – literally. At the 74th annual National School Board Association (NSBA) Conference, the...

April 2, 2014

Major Brand Power and Star-Studded Events Supercharge Summer NAMM

Major brands and buying power prepare to meet at Summer NAMM, as badge registration and hotel bookings open. Held July...

March 26, 2014

NAMM Foundation Spotlights 2014’s Best Communities for Music Education

The NAMM Foundation awards school music education programs with the announcement of 2014’s Best Communities for Music Education (BCME). This year, the NAMM Foundation designates 376...

March 18, 2014

NAMM Members Advocate for Music Education in D.C.

NAMM members prepare to take the nation’s capital by storm making the case for comprehensive school music education programs. Leaders of the music product industry, celebrity artists and other industry influencers join together...

March 3, 2014

NAMM Top 100 Dealer Awards Spotlight Retailer Excellence

Music-products industry retailers take center stage as NAMM presents the Top 100 Dealer Awards July 18 at Summer NAMM in Nashville. Entries are now being accepted for the...

February 26, 2014

Summer NAMM Rocks Music City, July 17-19

Having received a standing ovation, Summer NAMM prepares for an encore performance at Nashville’s Music City Center, July 17-19, 2014. A new venue, more brands and high-caliber evening events renewed NAMM’s annual summer...

February 20, 2014

Create More Music Makers, Celebrate Make Music Day on June 21

Make Music Day presents the industry with an ideal opportunity to create more music makers and reach new customers. Held on June 21st, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique,...

January 27, 2014

Global Music Product Industry’s Passion Reflected at 2014 NAMM Show

The music product industry returns to businesses in every corner of the globe with a renewed confidence following the 2014 NAMM Show held in Anaheim, Calif., January 23-26. Promising signs of revitalization brought together more than 5,...

January 26, 2014

NAMM Presents Excellence Award for Music In Advertising at the 2014 NAMM Show

Spotlighting the use of musical instruments and music-making products and technology in television commercials, NAMM awards United Airlines’ ad “Orchestra” created by McGarryBowen with the NAMM Excellence Award for...

January 25, 2014

NAMM Board Welcomes Eight New Members at its Annual Meeting

At its Annual Meeting of Members, held January 25 during the 2014 NAMM Show, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Board of Directors welcomes eight new industry pros. The NAMM Board of Directors guides and leads NAMM and...

January 24, 2014

Winners of the 29th Annual TEC Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards Announced




January 23, 2014

Smokey Robinson Honored With NAMM’s “Music for Life” Award

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) honored Motown artist Smokey Robinson with the “Music for Life” award. Robinson is recognized for his five decades of enduring influence in the world of popular music, and...

January 16, 2014

Demand Up for Boutique and Custom Guitars

Following a precipitous drop in sales between 2008 and 2009, high-end, custom, and boutique acoustic guitars are making an encouraging comeback. Headed into the 2014 NAMM Show, sales of high-end, luthier-crafted and custom acoustic...

January 13, 2014

BT Tapped to Emcee the NAMM Foundation’s 29th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards

The “mad scientist of electronic music,” known simply as BT, will host the NAMM Foundation’s 29th Annual TEC Awards (Technical Excellence & Creativity), Friday, Jan. 24, in Anaheim, Calif., during the...


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