Circle of Benefits
Through our Circle of Benefits business model, NAMM reinvests the proceeds from our trade shows and membership to grow the industry through a variety of means, including charitable outreach, lobbying congress and international policymakers, and funding research on the benefits of arts education.
Proceeds from NAMM Shows power our Circle of Benefits business model, driving the industry forward and providing a stable platform for NAMM members, manufacturers, retailers, media and end-users to connect.
The NAMM Show
The NAMM Show, held each January in Southern California, unites over 115,000 registrants from 130 countries and regions at the global Crossroads of music, sound and entertainment technology.
In Nashville, Tennessee, Summer NAMM provides networking, dynamic events and a mid-year product review, as well as recognizes the global Top 100 Dealers in the music and sound retail industries.
NAMM Musikmesse Russia and Prolight+- Sound NAMM Russia build the Russian and CIS market with two simultaneous trade shows. Likewise, NAMM empowers various partners and trade associations worldwide, growing the international relevance of The NAMM Show.
NAMM membership is a community of companies that manufacture, distribute and/or retail musical instruments/products. Membership provides a number of benefits, including access to our trade shows, the annual Global Report, discounted business services and endorsed service providers. Our brand journalists profile our members on Playback Blog and programs like NAMM Young Professionals help develop leaders in the industry.
We are committed to providing relevant and high-value education programs for NAMM members and trade show attendees. At our trade shows and on NAMM U Online, professionals and visionaries share actionable and revolutionary ideas to help business development.
Our programs promote and support music education and music making for all, advancing active participation across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs.
NAMM Issues & Advocacy
NAMM is committed to growing the market and advocating for policy at the local, state, national and international levels. Through our Issues & Advocacy portal, we connect and inform NAMM members about pressing issues such as intellectual property, regulations and import/export tariffs.
Music Education Advocacy D.C. Fly-In
Each May, a group of NAMM members and special guests advocate for music education on Capitol Hill. Beyond this annual event, the SupportMusic Coalition on Coalitions meet at NAMM Shows, empowering members to take action by forming their own coalitions to advocate for music education and related policy issues.
The NAMM Foundation promotes and supports music education and music making for people of all ages and abilities. Our goal is to advance active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs
The Museum of Making Music, a division of The NAMM Foundation, is located on the first floor of the building which also serves as NAMM’s international headquarters. Through unique exhibitions, vibrant and varied live music performances, and innovative education programs, the museum shares the accomplishments and impact of the people who make, sell, and use musical instruments and products.
NAMM's Global Impact objective expands our Circle of Benefits business model around the world. We seek to empower markets outside of the United States, increase international attendance at The NAMM Show and Summer NAMM, and convene a global coalition of international stakeholders around industry issues that concern the entire sector.
The NAMM Resource Center covers innovative creations, the evolution of music, sound and entertainment products, the ever-changing world of music retail, as well as our collective quest to improve music education around the globe. Our Oral History program and Music History Project podcast contain the story of our industry told by those who helped to shape it and have watched it expand and develop through the years.
This collection is our journal, our own way of chronicling ourselves and our community—the community we so eagerly embrace at our trade shows and so proudly celebrate throughout the year.
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Community matters. NAMM provides a platform for our industry to connect, grow and celebrate our shared passions. We invite you to join our association today and benefit from access to NAMM Shows, professional education, networking, statistical data such as the NAMM Global Report, policy advocacy groups, and most of all, a place to belong. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.Contact Us