College students studying for careers in music may now apply for the President’s Innovation Award. The award offers music industry leaders-in-training the opportunity to attend the 2016 NAMM Show by providing $600 to offset travel costs. Award recipients will join the global music industry in... more
NAMM joined national and regional partners including Americans for the Arts, Iowa Alliance for Arts Education, Iowa Arts Council, The United States Conference of Mayors, Americans for the Arts Action Fund, and Bravo Greater Des Moines to present the Iowa Arts Advocacy Caucus in Des Moines, IA... more
Badge registration and hotel bookings are now open for NAMM members planning to attend the 2016 NAMM Show. This year’s earlier opening offers NAMM members time to prepare for their trip to Anaheim, January 21-24, 2016. Attending the NAMM Show opens doors to 5,000 music product brands, a global... more
As market confidence builds, the music industry arrived in Nashville, July 9-11, hungry for new products and ideas. Double-digit growth in Summer NAMM exhibitors, thousands of products, rocking events and countless educational offerings converged for NAMM’s largest mid-year gathering in seven years... more
The NAMM executive committee enjoys a seamless succession welcoming Joel Menchey and honoring outgoing Chair Morton during Summer NAMM. The changing of the guard started Saturday, July 11 during the annual summer board meeting held in Nashville, TN. Mark Goff, previously NAMM’s vice chair, will... more
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) honored South Carolina’s Musical Innovations as the 2015 ‘Dealer of the Year’ at the fifth annual NAMM Top 100 Dealer Awards. The Friday evening gala held during Summer NAMM in Nashville honors excellence and innovation in music products retailing... more

This NAMM Market Development 2014 video shows the variety of programs and opportunities offered to NAMM members to help build their customer base and create more music makers. 

Rolling Stone features the Turnaround Arts program, supported by the NAMM Foundation

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports on the San Diego Unified School District's recognition as one of the NAMM Foundation's 2014 "Best Communities for Music Education"

Scholastic Parent & Child article quotes NAMM's Mary Luehrsen and was placed by NAMM

NAMM worked with MSN Living to provide research and input for this feature article, Five Musical Ways to Bond with Your Baby. NAMM Foundation Executive Director Mary Luehrsen is quoted throughout...

Last year, tens of thousands of musicians and music lovers around the country celebrated Make Music Day. They picked up an instrument for the first time, joined up with a community of fellow musicians, and discovered a haven for music in their community that they never knew existed. Make Music Day... more
The 2015 Summer Concerts and Program Guide is hot off the press! And here are some highlights: Special Exhibition and “Learn To…” Series The What Music Means to Me special exhibition continues through the end of August. With 500 video testimonials and thousands of written testimonials already,... more
Meet Aaron Burch of Rock and Roll High: musician, music educator and the inventor of an electric guitar for kids. After taking his idea from concept to completion thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, Aaron is now one of many NAMM young professionals trying to establish a niche for... more
The Spring/Summer 2015 issue of Playback features "Four Under Forty,” which profiles four NAMM young professionals making their mark in the industry, as well as highlights from The 2015 NAMM Show, a Summer NAMM preview, professional development articles filled with great business-building ideas and... more
Seeking interns and employees this summer? The College Music Society (CMS) can help. Use the Music Vacancy List (MVL) to post internship and employment opportunities. The MVL is the go-to resource in the music community, reaching approximately 7,000 music students and faculty in higher education... more
In 2015, NAMM Musikmesse Russia, September 10–13, and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia, September 10–12, will offer a variety of opportunities for exhibitors to connect with Russian and CIS retailers, distributors, music educators, corporate buyers and more. Two returning companies share the reasons... more