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The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) invites musicians, songwriters, sound and recording professionals, music educators and students to experience Summer NAMM during Music Industry Day.

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is honored to announce the final selections for 2016’s Top 100 Dealer Awards. Now in its sixth year, the Top 100 Dealer Awards spotlight the very best industry retailers who demonstrate exceptional commitment to their stores, neighborhoods and customers, and play an important role in acting as music making ambassadors in their communities.

Summer NAMM is on its way to Nashville, June 23-25, and with it, a robust education program from NAMM U, the industry’s only professional development program. Featuring a series of excellent speakers, how-tos, and strategies, 2016 Summer NAMM will host the biggest ideas and best practices for those in music retail covering the hot topics of  marketing, store design, websites, music lessons, customer experience, finance and more.

Make Music Day, the annual global celebration featuring more than 3,000 free, outdoor musical events in the United States, returns this year on Tuesday, June 21. This day-long event will see the participation of over 35 U.S.

NAMM Musikmesse Russia, an international fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production and music business connections, and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia, an international fair of technologies and services for entertainment, integrated systems and creation, will return to Moscow’s Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre from September 15-18, 2016.

This week, 476 school districts across the United States are being recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation as among the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME), out of the nation’s 13,515 school districts. Now in its 17th year, BCME recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who work together to ensure access to music learning for all students as part of the school curriculum.

NAMM members will head to nation’s capital May 23-26, 2016, furthering the case that all children deserve quality, comprehensive school music education programs.

The inspiration begins here for the global music products industry as registration and housing open for Summer NAMM held June 23-25, 2016 at Nashville’s Music City Center. The annual summer music industry gathering brings together major buying power and the hottest brands in the heart of Music City. With a wider range of professional development offerings and many new and first-time exhibitors, Summer NAMM 2016 is sure to provide a wealth of valuable opportunities.

Music education opportunity is expanding in 19 of the nation’s most high-risk schools and districts thanks in part to ongoing Turnaround Arts support from the NAMM Foundation. Grants to the tune of $142,550 for musical instruments and music classroom materials support the current group of Turnaround Arts schools; the NAMM Foundation has awarded music education grants to all Turnaround Arts schools since its beginning in 2010.

NAMM invites music product retailers worldwide to be recognized for their various contributions to the industry at the sixth annual Top 100 Dealer Awards nominations open. The Awards, which applaud excellence and innovation in music products retailing will be presented Friday, June 24 during Summer NAMM in Nashville.