Why Should You Join NAMM?
In addition to becoming part of a global community of music products professionals as passionate about music as you are, joining NAMM opens up a world of opportunities for growth and inspiration, from attending the association's world-class trade shows and professional development training sessions to discounted business services and access to the latest industry news and updates. Check out the NAMM Membership brochure now to learn about all the valuable benefits of belonging.
Looking to Become a Member?
While the musical instruments and products our industry produces can be purchased and enjoyed by everyone, NAMM Membership is restricted to a select group of companies that meet the association's Membership criteria; in general, those companies that manufacture, distribute and/or retail musical instruments/products. Likewise, attendance at NAMM trade shows is restricted to "trade only" companies (not open to the public).
IMPORTANT: If you plan to join NAMM while at the show, confirm in advance that you have the required documentation and meet the qualifications.
Read about the membership types below.
Retail Members can access the spectrum of music products and innovations, along with industry-specific information and tips, marketing programs, music education advocacy tools, government affairs support, money-saving services and other resources necessary to set their businesses apart and create new customers.
Retail music instrument/product stores. Not for second-hand, vintage or repair shops.
Retail Affiliate Members are introduced to the newest products and innovations to enhance and grow their businesses, and receive training and year-round support through ideas and programs to help expand their market.
Commercial sound studio and equipment rentals, pro audio/lighting retail sales and rentals, music schools with retail sales, rental stores, repair shops, vintage and pawn shops.
Commercial and Commercial Affiliate Members can showcase their gear, components and services to the global music products industry, and additionally benefit from government affairs support, money-saving services, industry news and statistics reports, music education advocacy tools and powerful resources necessary to help put their companies in the spotlight.
Manufacturers, distributors, importers/exporters, publishers and OEMs/components.
Manufacturer Representative Members discover new lines, receive education on the latest offerings, build personal relationships with manufacturers, learn ways to better help their dealers and develop a network that helps to support the expansion of their businesses.
Business acting as a sales representative for one or more current NAMM Member manufacturers. (Note: If your company distributes or manufactures a product, use a Commercial application.)
Companies who sell products or services to NAMM Retail or Commercial members. The products or services are not provided for resale or used in manufacturing musical instruments or products. They assist Retail or Commercial NAMM members in conducting their businesses.