Music City Center will fill with the sweet sounds of live music as Summer NAMM returns to Nashville, July 9-11. The National Association of Music Merchant’s (NAMM) mid-year music industry gathering will play out with dozens of live performances, award shows and musical events. Summer NAMM is where... more
Banding together, the music industry placed the power of making music in to the hands of people worldwide on Make Music Day, June 21. This year Make Music Day took a major step forward with a significant increase in the number of national events and participating communities. More than 2,400 free,... more
In 2015, the NAMM Foundation will invest $600,000 in grant funding into 17 global music making programs. This year’s list of grant recipients includes community, national and industry-based organizations that provide access to quality music education and increase interest and participation in... more
Music industry leaders and musicians banded together during this week’s NAMM D.C. Fly-In encouraging congressional support for quality, comprehensive music education for all children. This effort came as Congress looks to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The 2015 fly-... more
Contrary to state and local pressures to de-emphasize and de-fund music and arts education, a new NAMM Foundation-funded, nationwide study of 1,000 teachers and 800 parents finds strong support for music education at all grade levels. “Striking a Chord: The Public’s Hopes and Beliefs for K-12 Music... more
The world’s top music retailers may stand up and take a bow as the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) recognizes 2015's Top 100 Dealers. The industry will celebrate the 2015 Top 100 Dealers, 2015’s Dealer of the Year and seven other category winners during the Top 100 Dealer Awards... 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...

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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