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NAMM Show: That's a Wrap!

Thank you to all of the industry professionals from around the world who joined us at our annual "family reunion" in Anaheim. This year's record-setting NAMM Show not only helped to reinspire attendees and set them up for a successful year ahead, but also served as a sign that our industry is rebounding. Here are just a few of the highlights from the 2011 NAMM Show. Enjoy!

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  • A colorful variety of products are ready for buyers to check out when the 2011 NAMM Show begins tomorrow.
  • TV commentator/former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is interviewed about the importance of making music.
  • The NAMM Show floor features music products from around the world.
  • A wide array of instruments in a rainbow of colors is every musician's dream.
  • Everything is in place for the show doors to open tomorrow, January 13, 2011.
  • The 2011 NAMM Show in Anaheim welcomes music products professionals from around the world from January 13 to 16, 2011.
  • People get hands-on with the newest, most innovative products at the NAMM Show.
  • NAMM President/CEO Joe Lamond greets Music for Life Award winner and celebrity Kara DioGuardi.
  • Exhibitors demo their products on the show floor.
  • NAMM President/CEO Joe Lamond and NAMM Chairman Tom Schmitt stand to either side of the Breakfast of Champions guests Sam Ash, Bob Zildjian, Jon Haber, Vic Firth, Bernie Williams and Mike Huckabee.
  • NAMM President/CEO Joe Lamond greets the standing-room-only crowd at the NAMM U Breakfast of Champions session.
  • Industry veterans Bob Zildjian and Vic Firth join NAMM President/CEO Joe Lamond on stage at the Breakfast of Champions.
  • Members of the Fernand L. Petiot All-Industry Marching Band join in for rehearsal and to get their official T-shirt before they parade through the halls.
  • A variety of instruments create the lively sound of the Petiot Band.
  • TV commentator/former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and former N.Y. Yankees player Bernie Williams smile for the cameras just before the NAMM Show opens.
  • Larry Linkin leads the Petiot Band musicians in song.
  • Petiot Band members include students looking to get in the industry, as well as music products professionals who make this annual performance part of their show.
  • Buyers test out the latest, most innovative gear on the show floor.
  • Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration are on site to answer questions and offer resources to help Members stabilize, grow and improve their businesses.
  • The NAMM U Idea Center welcomes attendees for sessions on everything from retail ideas to finance.
  • Buyers get right to business on the floor, checking out product displays and demos.
  • The Learning Lounge hosts Generation Next—college students interested in music products industry careers.
  • After showing a pre-taped interview with Roland Corporation's Founder and Special Consultant Ikutaro Kakehashi, Joe Lamond called him via Skype to talk live to the audience at the Breakfast of Champions.
  • The Breakfast of Champions guest pose with the NAMM Executive Committee before the show opens on Thursday.
  • The NAMM Foundation Learning Lounge hosts many events and sessions throughout the show for music educators and students.
  • TV commentator/former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee promotes the Wanna Play Fund and the importance of music education.
  • While the crowd enjoys a hot meal at the Breakfast of Champions session, Danilo Di Paolonicola plays a tune on the diatonic accordian.
  • Vicki Genfan performed a live percussive guitar set at Thursday morning's NAMM U Breakfast Session.
  • NAMM President/CEO Joe Lamond listens to Jon Haber explain his role in the American Express Open campaign, which put a national spotlight on the music retail business.
  • Sam Ash talks about growing up in the music products industry.
  • Women rock the lobby stage at the NAMM Show.
  • Keyboards and more on the show floor.
  • New sound technology is making an impression.
  • Jammin' in the booth.
  • The reason we have the NAMM Show—to book orders!
  • From rock to country—the NAMM Show has it all.
  • Great musicians take the spotlight.
  • The H.O.T. Zone get some cool speakers.
  • After the tribute, Music Garage presented a performance by GRAMMY winner/guitarist Leo Nocentelli (THE METERS) and bassist/Audio Arts recording artist Bill Dickens, with special guests.
  • Attendees pack the lobby at show close to view the video tribute of industry leaders lost over the last year, set to the sounds of the L.A. Scots Pipe Band.
  • Live music is heard all day on performance stages around the show.
  • Talented musicians play a variety of music styles on the lobby stage.
  • Musicians sparkle on performance stages around the show floor.
  • Thousands of show-goers pack the Anaheim Convention Center on the first day of the 2011 NAMM Show.
  • The Otis Taylor Band mixes a variety of sounds.
  • The trombone's bold sound adds to the music.
  • The brass section belts out a tune.
  • A guitar duo performs.
  • Natasha Bedingfield makes an appearance on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus stage.
  • Booth demos bring the instruments alive.
  • The beat goes on...
  • Live music all day long.
  • The Idea Center packs in people looking for the latest business tips and tactics.
  • Performers rock the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus stage.
  • All ranges of ages, all varieties of music on stage at the NAMM Show.
  • The rock 'n' roll never ends at the NAMM Show.
  • Music lights up stages during the 2011 NAMM Show.
  • A sea of music products professionals fill the Anaheim Convention Center.
  • The L.A. Scots perform at the Tribute: NAMM In Memoriam—NAMM's annual video presentation of industry members who passed away in the last year.
  • The crowd sings along with The Otis Taylor Band at Friday's Breakfast Session.
  • Many attendees sit in on the NAMM U Breakfast Sessions, featuring lively music and discussions.
  • Testing out the digital sounds.
  • Keeping the beat at one of our outdoor stages.
  • Keeping the rhythm on stage.
  • Rockin' the bass.
  • The NAMM Show is where you need to be to get business done and plan for the year ahead.
  • Musician Lisa Loeb performs in a booth.
  • There is a positive business vibe both inside and outside the Convention Center.
  • Even our acoustic stages are hitting the right note.
  • Feeling at home with a guitar in his hand.
  • Speakers in the Idea Center answer a buyer's business questions.
  • Even the youngest super stars in making are hitting our stages.
  • Even princesses can rock.
  • In the groove.
  • The NAMM mission in action.
  • No matter where you go at the NAMM Show, there's music!
  • Music is the heartbeat of our industry, and it is everywhere you go at the NAMM Show.
  • Young musicians show their skills on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus stage.
  • The Icon Jam rocks the stage with a set of classic tunes.
  • After the show day ends, the music goes on at the NAMM Show.
  • Zoë Keating gives an amazing cello performance at the morning's NAMM U Breakfast Session.
  • Getting the rhythm in line.
  • Danny Rocks leads packed Idea Center Sessions filled with tips for effectively using social media.
  • A buyer shops the print music selection.
  • NAMM President/CEO Joe Lamond and NAMM Chairman Tom Schmitt pose with the past NAMM Chairmen in attendance at the 2011 NAMM Show.
  • The morning "Best in Show" panelists picks included guitars, a soprano sax and the NAMM U sessions, among many other innvoative products.
  • The Heatwave Jazz and Show Band parades through the convention center at the start day four of the NAMM Show.
  • The top teen bands rock the SchoolJam USA stage on Saturday while competing for the grand prize.
January 16, 2011

NAMM News: NS11 Day Four

After four days of great business, educational opportunities, star sightings and musical performances, the 2011 NAMM Show is now over. We talked with NAMM Members to get their take on the show and its highlights.
January 15, 2011

NAMM News: NS11 Day Three

The NAMM Show is the largest, most important music products show in the world, drawing people from more than 100 countries to check out the latest musical products. And this year NAMM invited even more markets to attend the show, creating more support for music making and the industry as a...
January 14, 2011

NAMM News: NS11 Day Two

The theme for this year's NAMM Show is "Take It to 11." Do NAMM Members get the reference and how do they plan to take it to 11 in the coming year? We decided to find out.
January 13, 2011

NAMM News: NS11 Day One

This year NAMM is on a mission to help its Members "take it to 11." As a result, the association has created a variety of learning opportunities that can help the volume on your business.
November 30, 2010

New Exhibitor Portal Available Now!

For the first time, NAMM has developed the NAMM Exhibitor Portal, giving you the power to communicate about your events and artist appearances where they are looked for the most—on www.namm.org and through the NAMM Show smartphone...

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