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School music programs across the U.S. being threatened by lack of funding will get some unexpected help from NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants, and some great teen bands as part of the national SchoolJam USA competition.  The first year of the event drew more than 200 entries from a variety of unsigned bands across the country, with each band made up of talented teen musicians between the ages of 13 to 18.

The NAMM Foundation today announced that it is inviting school music educators to attend the third annual “Music Education Days” event at the NAMM Show, the largest music products trade show held annually in Anaheim, Calif.

The Music Instinct: Science and Song, is a television documentary that brings together researchers and musicians to investigate the biological, emotional and psychological impact of music. Elena Mannes and Margaret Smilow, director and producer (respectively), of the two-hour documentary--developed with major funding from the National Science Foundation--were awarded the Grand Prix at Pariscience 2009, an international science film festival.

The 2009 Music China show recently concluded in Shanghai and NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, once again organized its NAMM University professional development sessions for show attendees. More than 1,100 people attended the NAMM University sessions, a 15 percent increase from 2008.  

Creating a common vocabulary for a business as wide and diverse as the international music products industry isn’t easy. But that’s the primary goal of the Ad-Hoc Technology Committee formed by the NAMM Board of Directors in 2006. The group recently met at NAMM headquarters in Carlsbad to continue its work in creating a system for electronic transactions between trading partners.

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, received a special commendation yesterday for the efforts of its SupportMusic Coalition at the inaugural International Music Council’s (IMC) Musical Rights Awards held during IMC’s World Forum on Music.

Leaving the conference room to take the stage, “Strat 5” from Healthways was crowned the national winner of the ninth annual FORTUNE Battle of the Corporate Bands presented by NAMM and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, on Oct. 3. The band competed against seven other corporate bands from across the country selected in regional semi-final events in Los Angeles and Nashville, Tenn.

The NAMM Foundation today announced that Dennis and Elizabeth Danzik of Paradise Valley Arizona were the winning bidders of a celebrity autographed guitar donated by Gov. Mike Huckabee as part of the recent launch of the foundation’s Wanna Play Fund on FOX’s “Huckabee” program.

What’s new for the 2010 NAMM Show? is the question many are asking as anticipation begins to build leading up to the music products industry’s most important annual event, which will be held January 14-17, 2010, in Anaheim, Calif. And NAMM doesn’t disappoint with several new features to enhance the show experience for attendees this year. Engage in Sound and Lighting at the New H.O.T. Zone

Legendary drummer Tommy Lee of rock band Mötley Crüe is one of three judges chosen to pick the best corporate rock band in the upcoming FORTUNE Battle of the Corporate Bands presented by NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

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