News Releases

August 18, 2014

NAMM's Museum of Making Music Benefit Supports ‘Access to Music’

The Museum of Making Music (MoMM), a division of the NAMM Foundation, raised more than $42, 000 at its annual gala benefit, which featured a powerful performance by celebrated slide...

August 13, 2014

John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Rolls Into NAMM Foundation’s ‘Best Communities’ to Support Music Education

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is gearing up for two-day fall residencies with students in seven of the NAMM Foundation’s Best Communities for Music Education. Along with the bus visit, the schools will...

August 4, 2014

Just Play! NAMM Foundation’s New PSA “Brings More to Life”

The NAMM Foundation’s 2014 public service announcement (PSA) titled “Bring More to Life” is now playing for potential music makers worldwide. The second TV-ready PSA in the...

July 31, 2014

Music Business and Education Students Invited to Apply for NAMM’s President’s Innovation Award

The NAMM Foundation encourages students preparing for careers in the music products industry to apply for the NAMM President’s...

July 20, 2014

Revitalized Summer NAMM Builds Optimism and Opportunities

Spurred by a promising first half of the year, NAMM members rolled into Nashville’s Music City Center July 17-19 ready to find new ways to grow. With increased buying power, a bigger show footprint, and live music performances,...

July 18, 2014

The Candyman Strings & Things Named ‘Dealer of the Year’ at NAMM’s Top 100 Dealer Awards

The Candyman Strings & Things of Santa Fe, NM is the 2014 ‘Dealer of the Year,’ awarded by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) at the fourth annual Top 100 Dealer Awards. At the July 18 awards event held...

July 16, 2014

Committee Plans New Version of NAMM Standards for 2015

At this year's Summer NAMM show in Nashville, NAMM’s Ad-Hoc Technology Committee concluded another round of face-to-face meetings.   

The committee has approved a plan to revise and release a new...

July 14, 2014

NAMM Global Report Arms Members with Vital Music Industry Sales Figures

NAMM members can track the state of the music products industry with the 2014 NAMM Global Report, now available on NAMM.org. The annual publication created...

July 1, 2014

Live Music Lights up the Days (and Nights) at Summer NAMM

Come for the trade show; stay for the fun. Summer NAMM packs three days and nights of can’t-miss events, live music, and networking opportunities into the days in Music City. Held July 17-19 at Nashville’s Music City Center...

June 22, 2014

NAMM Members Demonstrate Music’s Mass Appeal on Make Music Day

Banding together the music industry placed the power of making music into the hands of people worldwide on Make Music Day, June 21. Gathering in communities across the country, musicians of every stripe rang in the summer solstice...

June 18, 2014

NAMM Foundation Supports Access to Music Programs to the Tune of a Half Million Dollars

The NAMM Foundation allocates a half million dollars in grants to fund music programs around the world. This year’s list includes 16 grantees from community, national...

June 11, 2014

Boosted by ‘Everyman’ Recording Boom, Pro Audio and Recording Gear Sales Climb the Charts

Gear that allows musicians to take their music to the masses is fueling growth in the music products market. Sales of pro audio and recording gear, in particular microphones, plug-in software, loops, controllers and mixers, are hitting...

June 2, 2014

Rising Summer Sales of School Band and Orchestra Instruments Trumpet Encouraging Signs

A current bright spot in music instrument sales also reflects steady support for school music programs. For the fifth consecutive year, summertime sales of school band and orchestra instruments are on the rise. The year-over-year...

May 22, 2014

NAMM Members Take Over Capitol Hill, Meet with Leadership and Members of Congress on the Importance of Music Education

NAMM, music industry leaders and musicians press Congressional leaders on the importance of providing quality, comprehensive music education to all children. NAMM’s D.C. Fly-In allows members to perpetuate NAMM’s vision of a...

May 20, 2014

Turnaround Arts Announces Expansion into 35 Schools Across America During First-Ever White House Talent Show

The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) will expand its successful Turnaround Arts initiative, a program designed to help turn around low-performing schools,...

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