News Releases

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation is seeking the top school districts and schools with an exemplary commitment to music education curriculum to be recognized as part of the Foundation’s Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) program.

The Parnelli Awards' Board of Advisors has announced that Grammy®-nominated composer and bassist extraordinaire Tony Levin will be the host for the 18th annual Parnelli Awards. The 2018 Awards will be held at the Hilton Anaheim on Friday, January 26 as part of The 2018 NAMM Show.

The NAMM Show has been recognized with the coveted “Greatest Trade Show of 2016” and “Do-Gooder” awards at the Gold 100 Awards and Summit, presented by Trade Show Executive magazine. The annual awards serve to recognize excellence in the trade show industry around the world and were presented on September 28 at a gala reception held in Half Moon Bay, California before an audience of trade show industry professionals.

The sixth annual  Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia was held at Moscow’s Sokolniki Center (September 14 to 16) and ran concurrently with NAMM Musikmesse Russia. The two shows welcomed a 13% increase in professional visitors to the annual trade fairs.

NAMM Musikmesse Russia (September 14 – 17), the international musical exhibition, successfully concluded last week, welcoming over 12,000 music industry professionals and music lovers to the show’s thematic pavilions. Now in its sixth year, the show attracted Russian and international manufacturers and distributors of musical equipment and accessories, a wealth of thematic programming and events, as well as over 12,000 visitors to Moscow’s Sokolniki Center.  

On behalf of the global NAMM community, we send our deepest condolences and prayers to those who have been affected by the tragic events in Las Vegas. That such violence occurred where innocent concert-goers had gathered with friends and loved ones for an evening of music unites us in shared shock and sorrow. Our thoughts are with the injured and the grieving families of the fallen, may they find the strength to move forward in the face of this senseless atrocity.

The NAMM Foundation is pleased to announce nominees for the 33rd NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards. The annual awards are presented at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, California (January 27, 2018), the global gathering of music, pro sound and event tech industries, and celebrate the spirit of innovation, honoring the best-in-class products in the pro audio community.

The inaugural AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio is a unique education and training program from the Audio Engineering Society targeted at working professionals in the live sound, recording and performance-audio communities.

For NAMM members seeking a jumpstart to retail success in 2018, The NAMM Show returns with the perennial favorite: Retail Boot Camp. On Wednesday, January 24, before the Show officially opens, retail business owners, managers, sales personnel, marketers and accountants can rev up their retail and financial know-how through two tracks: Sales, Marketing and Website; or Financial Management.

All of us at NAMM would like to express our sincere concern for everyone impacted by the recent natural disasters. The coming weeks will be a difficult time of assessing damage and beginning recovery efforts. Alongside the U.S. government, national and local disaster relief organizations will be on the front lines of this work. We know that many of our members have been directly impacted and that many more of our members around the globe have been looking for ways to assist.

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