News Releases

The National Music Council has announced that jazz legends Chick Corea and The Manhattan Transfer will be honored at the organization’s 35th annual American Eagle Awards on Thursday, June 28 at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville. The honors are presented each year in recognition of long-term contributions to American musical culture and heritage, the importance of music education and inspiration for all children, and the need to protect creators’ rights both locally and globally.

The Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA) and The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) have reaffirmed their alliance to continue to serve the organizations’ memberships at The 2019 NAMM Show, January 24-27.

Female leaders in the music products industry are combining their energies and resources to establish The Smart Women in Music (SWIM) Fund; a fund designed to foster and support female industry professionals at various stages of their careers.

Pensado’s Place, the hour-long weekly web series co-hosted by legendary mix engineer Dave Pensado (Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Michael Jackson and others) and show creator Herb Trawick, will join the Make Music Experience (MME) at Summer NAMM on Saturday, June 30 inside Nashville’s Music City Center.

At 2018 Summer NAMM, retail professionals of all areas of expertise are invited to take part in the new Retail Training Summit: a mini-conference that deep dives into the most relevant and critical areas for music retail success.

On Saturday, June 30 at Music City Center, Summer NAMM will host the inaugural Make Music Experience, an all-day, all-access pass for consumer and prosumer audiences who want to demo the latest music and pro audio gear, meet with top manufacturers, and explore career-enhancing education and networking opportunities with the music industry’s top insiders.

Fresh off a multitude of pro audio product debuts and new innovations at the recent 2018 NAMM Show, the NAMM TEC Awards council has announced a call for entries to be honored at The 2019 NAMM Show.

Make Music Day, the annual global celebration of music on the summer solstice, returns this year on Thursday, June 21 with more than 4,500 free outdoor concerts, music lessons, jam sessions and other exciting music-making events being held in over 70 U.S. cities in 31 states. New York City, Los Angeles, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Hartford, Madison, Miami, Minneapolis-St.

Russia’s only international music-trade exhibition, NAMM Musikmesse Russia, will return to Moscow’s Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre, September 13 to 16, 2018. The seventh edition of the fair will offer new opportunities for every aspect of the music industry, from suppliers and users of musical instruments, to sheet music and music production. Moreover, this year the fair will offer all visitors the opportunity to purchase products directly from exhibitors.

NAMM welcomes its global retail members to be recognized for retail excellence as part of the organization’s annual Top 100 Dealer Awards. Now in its eight year and held during the Summer NAMM Show (June 25-28) in Nashville, the annual awards honor retailers who have demonstrated a commitment to best-practices, creativity and innovation in music products retail.

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