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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 Anaheim, CA to experience the show and attend... 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 during the state fair. The event with Iowa’s arts and... 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 buying audience, special events, dozens of educational... 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. While business was the focus, no one failed to... 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 move into a new role as chair of NAMM’s Board of... 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. The ‘Dealer of the Year’ and seven other category... more
NAMM members are now able to view the latest global music instrument and product sales trends in the 2015 NAMM Global Report, available on The annual publication created by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) for its global membership captures a snapshot of music industry sales figures from 23 countries. This year’s report... more
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 the industry does the business behind the music by... 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, musical events took place in the U.S. on the first... 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 making music across the lifespan. The NAMM Foundation’... 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-in, NAMM’s largest ever, included a day of service... 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 Education in the United States 2015,” was... 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 Friday night, July 10 during Summer NAMM. “The NAMM... more
Celebrity artists including New York Yankee turned Latin GRAMMY-nominated guitarist Bernie Williams and award-winning opera singer Carla Dirlikov, join 41 music industry leaders to donate musical instruments and drum, ukulele and guitar lessons to student’s at D.C.’s Bancroft Elementary School, Monday, May 18. The artists and industry volunteers... more
TEC Tracks, educational sessions designed to empower the growing audio, production and recording markets, will debut at Summer NAMM in Nashville on July 9-11, 2015. Stationed next to the NAMM Idea Center right on the show floor, TEC Tracks features three full days of free master classes, live interviews and panel discussions on the biggest topics... more