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Niagara Falls, Boston City Hall, the Capital Wheel and US Bank Tower among Famed Locations to Celebrate Make Music Day 5,000+ Live, Free Outdoor Music-Making Events to Launch Summer in Over 85 U.S. Cities

CARLSBAD, Calif. – May 30, 2019 – The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is pleased to announce the list of enterprising music product retailers to be honored at the organization’s Top 100 Dealer Awards.

The National Music Council (NMC) will honor iconic funk visionary George Clinton and beloved "Peanuts" composer and jazz piano giant Vince Guaraldi at the organization’s 36th annual American Eagle Awards on Thursday, July 18th at the Summer NAMM in Nashville.

More than 100 music industry leaders, notable artists and arts education activists descended on the nation’s capital this week to advocate for all school-aged children to have access to quality, comprehensive school music education programs.

Earlier this evening, The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation honored Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03), Committee on Education and Labor, with the organization’s SupportMusic Champion Award. The award was presented in recognition of the Chairman’s unwavering commitment to music and the arts and for his role as one of the primary authors and champion of the Every Student Succeeds Act in 2015.

At Summer NAMM, the annual mid-year gathering of music instrument, retail and pro audio industry professionals, a plethora of professional development, networking and business opportunities awaits over the course of three days at Nashville’s Music City Center (July 18–20).

-Summer NAMM registration – now open- The Retail Training Summit returns to Summer NAMM (July 18-20) in Nashville as the premier one-day training opportunity for music retail businesses. Designed for all levels of retail expertise, the Summit will offer four new trainings on retail management, content creation, marketing and the new tax laws impacting business and offer past popular tracks on retail sales and succession.

NAMM Musikmesse Russia, the international fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production, and music business connections, returns September 10-12 at the Sokolniki Center in Moscow. Since 2012, the fair has established itself as a popular music event for a wide audience and the only platform in Russia for business, training, and meetings of music industry professionals. Recently, there has been a significant amount of interest from music makers.

1,000+ Cities in 120 Countries including the UK, China, Brazil, Nigeria, Australia, Argentina, Italy, Canada and Cyprus to Celebrate Make Music Day 2019

This week, The NAMM Foundation recognized 623 school districts in 41 states as among the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME). Now in its 20th year, the program honors schools and school districts for outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students, and community leaders and their support for music education.

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