Music Industry Day

On one day a year, NAMM opens its doors to all musicians and pro-light, sound and staging professionals from Music City and beyond. Meet the artists and engineers designing the equipment of the future, network with other musicians and attend workshops designed to further careers in music or a passion for music making.

Attend NAMM's Music Industry Day on July 19 to:

  • Demo the latest products and technology
  • Tune in to live music
  • Attend musician's workshops
  • Meet other musicians and the people behind the instruments

Summer NAMM Music Industry Day
Music City Center in Nashville, TN​
Saturday, July 19; 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Admission: $10 until Friday, July 18/$20 at the door day of event

Summer NAMM Music Industry Day admission is now available for purchase online.

Music Industry Day wristbands will be available for pickup beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 19. All sales are final. There are no refunds.

2014 Music Industry Day Sessions

11 a.m.–12 p.m.
The Musician's Marketing and PR Checklist

Room 205B
You've written and recorded some great music. Now what? Music industry marketing and PR veteran Laura B. Whitmore walks you through the essentials of exposing your music to the world.

11 a.m.–12 p.m.
10 Ways to Get a Magazine to Review Your CD

Room 205C
Guitar Player magazine Editor in Chief Michael Molenda reveals the secrets of getting media folks to pay attention to your album and review it. Bonus: Molenda will select guitar-oriented CDs to review in Guitar Player magazine right on the spot.

12 p.m.–1 p.m.
So, You Want to Be a Session Player?

Room 205B
Bass legend Dave Pomeroy and his panel host a discussion about what it takes to be a professional studio musician. Hear from some of Nashville's top session players, and enjoy a demonstration. They'll perform songs the band has never heard before as if they were recording them, simulating the real world of the studio.

12 p.m.–1 p.m.
Win a Digital Single Deal With Guitar Player Records

Room 205C
Guitar Player magazine Editor in Chief Michael Molenda listens to your best song and decides whether it will be included on a Best Artists at NAMM 2011–2013 compilation digital release later this year. Bring your hot tracks, and spin them in front of an audience. Get reviewed. Get advice. And, maybe, get signed!

12 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Practice Personalities: Effective and Efficient Ways to Practice According to Your Personality

NAMM Idea Center (Booth #1254)
Are you getting the most out of your practice time as a musician? Did you know that your personality can affect the way you practice? In this session, nine practice personalities will be presented, based on observations and interviews with over 1,000 music students and 25 years of teaching experience. Join Thornton Cline and a panel of music educators and students for an interactive and fascinating session.

1 p.m.–2 p.m.
Top Nashville Songwriters Share Tips for Success

Room 205B
Singer/songwriter and music industry veteran Laura B. Whitmore hosts a panel of top Nashville songwriters, publishers and other industry professionals as they share tips and ideas on the craft and business of songwriting. Guests include John Ozier, general manager of creative in Nashville for ole Music Publishing; songwriter and guitarist Dean Berner of Edens Edge; and hit songwriters Liz Hengber and Marty Dodson.

1 p.m.–4 p.m.
The Sessions: Your Path to Success in the Music Industry

Room 205C
The Sessions (thesessions.org) is a powerful, interactive presentation where artists sharpen their business skills to pursue excellence in their careers. Jules Follett hosts a panel addressing contract negotiations, entertainment law, marketing, self-promotion, image maintenance and performance fundamentals. This year's panel features Dom Famularo (“Drumming's Global Ambassador”), Paul Quin (entertainment lawyer), Ndugu Chancler (drummer, composer, producer, educator), Brent Mason (guitarist, songwriter and composer) and Tom Spaulding (artist relations).

2 p.m.–4 p.m.
Making Music Money—How to Write and Market Your Music

Room 205B
Producer and Music Success Workshop founder Joe Solo shows you how to make more money with your music. He'll run through the basics of where music money flows from, give you real-life insight into avoiding financial pitfalls in music and offer creative strategies on the best ways to make music money. Solo's credits include Macy Gray and Fergie.