Current Member Benefits

As a NAMM member, you are an industry insider with access to hot new products that set your business up for success, free professional education, discounts on business services and the opportunity to network with retailers just like you who are passionate about music. And, as a NAMM member, you will also play an important part in your industry's efforts to strengthen our business and create more music makers of all ages.


Benefits of Belonging

Trade Shows

NAMM's world-class trade shows in the winter and summer give you the opportunity to build personal relationships through face-to-face meetings, check out the global market of products and services, stay up-to-date on important happenings and network with other industry professionals. In addition, each day of the show starts with a NAMM U Breakfast Session, followed by short, focused sessions throughout the day in the NAMM Idea Center, which are presented by industry experts who focus on the needs and concerns of the entire music products industry.

NAMM Career Center

NAMM Career Center is a portal where innovative employers and top-tier talent connect. Build a personalized profile, discover educational resources and explore the music products industry with ease. With tailored features, NAMM Career Center brings employer-employee matchmaking into the digital future without losing the human touch.

Music Advocacy

The NAMM Foundation works to advance active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs within the international music products industry. The SupportMusic Coalition was formed in 2003 by NAMM in collaboration with the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). A public service initiative that educates and supports grassroots advocacy for music education in local communities around the United States and abroad, SupportMusic unites over 10,000 non-profit organizations, schools and businesses working to keep music education strong in their communities. Joining the SupportMusic Coalition is easy and absolutely FREE! Receive regular communications about monthly conference calls, and connect with a national network of music education advocates. Join the SupportMusic Coalition today!


Money-Saving Business Services

The everyday costs of doing business can add up, but NAMM can help you save money and time with carefully selected service providers. NAMM's group-buying power makes it possible to negotiate with companies to provide the most competitive business products and rates possible on many of the services you use every day.

Government Relations/Public Affairs Efforts

NAMM gives your company a voice in Washington and lobbies for the issues that affect your business—like import/export laws and music education. NAMM's advocacy efforts promote the benefits of making music to keep music in schools and create music makers of the future.

Free Professional Education

NAMM members will tell you that the free education offered by NAMM U is one of biggest perks of membership. In fact, many people plan their trips to The NAMM Show and Summer NAMM around the sessions they want to attend. NAMM U's short, focused Idea Center sessions are taught by industry experts and packed with real-world solutions, tips and ideas on everything from new technology and retail sales to lesson programs, finance and marketing.

Library and Resource Center

Established in 1946 when NAMM was only 45 years old, the NAMM Resource Center provides members, the media, academic researchers and the general public with access to the industry historical data from more than a century of NAMM research, records and archives and more than 3,000 videotaped interviews with people who have shaped the industry. The broader scope of the collections is the history of the music products industry, categorized into five main subject categories:

  • NAMM History
  • Manufacturer History
  • Retail History
  • Music History (especially as it pertains to instrument and product innovations)
  • Legacy Collections

A Variety of Informational Publications and Assistance

From the statistics and trends presented in the NAMM Global Report to the association's PLAYback Blog, NAMM works hard to keep you updated on the music products industry. And, to improve business efficiency, accuracy and communication, NAMM has formed the B2B Standards Committee to work with retailers and set an established technology standard within the industry.

Just Play

NAMM Foundation's public service announcement (PSA) campaign themed "Just PLAY" is now airing on hundreds of TV and radio stations nationwide. NAMM members are welcome to share or embed the PSA on their websites and social media, play the "Twinkle" video in stores or print out posters. There are no more excuses not to play music! Spread the word. Gain new customers.