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NAMM Musikmesse Russia International Fair for Musical Instruments, Sheet Music, Music Production and Music Business Connections September 10-13, 2015, Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre, Moscow, Russia Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia International Fair of Technologies and Services forEvents, Installation and Production September 10-12, 2015... more
There’s more in store for the global music products industry as registration and hotel bookings open for Summer NAMM held July 9-11, 2015 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. Expanded professional development offerings, a... more
Public school leaders from across the country experienced the power of music during the National School Board Association’s (NSBA) 75th annual conference in Nashville, May 21-23, 2015. NAMM Foundation infused music into the Music City conference, while supporting efforts that will make music education accessible to all students and celebrating the... more
This week, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation recognizes 388 school districts in 46 states as among the Best Communities for Music Education. In its 16th year, the program singles out districts for outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders to make music education accessible... more
NAMM invites music product retailers worldwide to stand up and take a bow as the fifth annual Top 100 Dealer Awards nominations open. Retailers can now enter in seven “Best of” categories, for Dealer of the Year and to be named one of the world’s Top 100 Dealers. The Awards, which applaud excellence and innovation in music products retailing will... more
What happens when 350 people meet for the first time, to play a song never before performed? As revealed in the NAMM Foundation’s new public service announcement (PSA), when people play together they share, comment, connect, like and friend in real life. Real connections are made everyday by joining “The Original Social Network”—music! “NAMM’s... more
NAMM members will take the nation’s capital by storm, May 18-21, 2015, making the case that all children deserve comprehensive school music education programs. Leaders of the music product industry, artists and other industry influencers will meet with their Senators and Members of Congress to forward legislation that advances access to music... more
Music now resonates through 27 of the nation’s most underserved schools and districts thanks in part to renewed Turnaround Arts support from the NAMM Foundation. Grants to the tune of $214,000 for musical instruments, music teachers, and arts integration into other subject areas will support phase II Turnaround Arts. Turnaround Arts, a President’s... more
As the music products industry returns home to 100 countries worldwide, they leave the 2015 NAMM Show empowered with fresh ideas and products to amplify the power of music. Held January 22-25, NAMM welcomed a record number of exhibitors to Anaheim. Major product debuts, a bumper crop of new-to-NAMM exhibitors paired with engaging thought-leaders... more
At its Annual Meeting of Members, held January 24 during the 2015 NAMM Show, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) named eight new music industry professionals to its board of directors. The NAMM Board provides leadership, counsel and direction to NAMM, the NAMM Foundation, and the global music products industry. In welcoming the... more
Slash Performs and Receives Prestigious Les Paul Award Slash tribute band includes: Orianthi, Don Was, Alex Acuna, Kenny Aranoff    ED CHERNEY AND NATHAN EAST INDUCTED INTO NAMM TEC AWARDS HALL OF FAME Presenters for the evening included: Michael Braunstein (Executive Director, Les Paul Foundation), Don Was (Musician/Record Producer), Harry... more
For her tireless efforts on behalf of music education, NAMM Foundation executive director Mary Luehrsen will be honored with the Don Johnson Industry Service Award by Musical Merchandise Review (MMR) magazine. MMR awards the honor annually to music industry professionals for outstanding and meaningful support of music education and advocacy at the... more
The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH), led by Co-Chairs George Stevens Jr. and Margo Lion, today released the results of an independent study that reveals substantial gains in student achievement at schools participating in its Turnaround Arts initiative. The Turnaround Arts program was designed to help turn around low-... more
The NAMM Foundation has announced 10 historic musical and sound inventions ranging from 1947 through 2000 will be inducted to its10th annual TECnology Hall of Fame, Saturday, January 24 at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. The awards will be presented by the NAMM MUSEUM of Making Music and hosted by veteran pro-audio journalist George Petersen... more
NAMM members bring music to Anaheim’s John Marshall Elementary School with a day of service on Tuesday, January 20 from 8 a.m. to noon. The effort celebrates the Anaheim City School District’s (ACSD) re-introduction of music education programs. Assisted by the NAMM Foundation and Metro Nashville Public School’s “Music Makes Us,” ACSD re-initiated... more