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NAMM, the not-for-profit trade association of the international music products industry, opened its 2009 Summer NAMM music products trade show today at the Nashville Convention Center, welcoming 145 new exhibitors to the annual event. The show runs today through Sunday.

 NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, today announced the election of its 2009–2011 Executive Committee. The election, which took place yesterday at a meeting of the NAMM Board of Directors, denotes a change in NAMM's volunteer leadership with Tom Schmitt, president and chairman of Schmitt Music Company, taking over for outgoing NAMM Chairman Chip Averwater, chairman of Amro Music Stores. The election results were as follows:

There is new hope for rehabilitating the often angry, detached, frustrated inner city youth in secure residential treatment centers across the country, according to a new study recently published in the June issue of the medical journal, Advances in Mind-Body Medicine.

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products association, today announced the 31 recipients of the NAMM Foundation's 2009-2010 grants program, allocating $848,807 in funding to support community music-making programs, scientific research on the effects of making music, and music programs for seniors, college students and school-aged children. The Foundation reaffirmed it will offer scholarships for the study of music education and business in the year ahead.

Today, NAMM, with assistance from the Blue Man Group, presented Sen. Lamar Alexander with the SupportMusic Advocacy Award for his contributions to music education in the United States. 

NAMM, the 108-year-old, not-for-profit association of the international music products industry, concluded its annual National Wanna Play Music Week today, after a monumental period of music making that drew the participation of stars, such as Kevin Bacon and Yoko Ono.  With the goal to build awareness of the proven benefits of playing musical instruments for people of all ages, NAMM executed the week-long series of events to encourage the music maker in every American.

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, announced today that Matt Goldman, founder, Blue Man Group, the international entertainment phenomenon best known for their popular live theatrical and musical events, and Blue Man Group from the New York City cast will join the association in Washington D.C. to meet with members of Congress about the importance of music education in schools.

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, announced today that it will host the organization’s first “Virtual Advocacy Days,” allowing more U.S. NAMM Members to participate in the association’s annual advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill, learn about legislative activities that impact the music products industry, and support access to music education in public schools.

NAMM, the 108-year-old, not-for-profit association of the international music products industry, kicked off its annual National Wanna Play Music Week today through May 8 to help build awareness of the proven benefits of playing musical instruments for people of all ages.  Considering that playing music is an ability that is wished for by 85 percent of Americans, according to a recent Gallup poll*, NAMM has developed several new applications and services to help anyone easily get star

According to a new Gallup survey, interest in playing music is at an all-time-high as outlined by the 2009 Public Attitudes Towards Music study, which was conducted on behalf of NAMM (the National Association of Music Merchants), the not-for-profit trade association for the international music products industry.

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