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The second day of the 2010 NAMM Show drew crowds to the Anaheim Convention Center for learning sessions, business meetings, product demonstrations, networking, live music and many celebrity appearances.

 The NAMM Show, the longest-running trade show in the United States, opened today welcoming thousands of musical instrument and products retailers and manufacturers from around the world. While the majority of industry professionals have been directly impacted by a down economy, many are ready to put the past behind them and move on to a new decade as they arrive to do important business at the annual trade show.

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) opened its 108th NAMM Show today at the Anaheim Convention Center.

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) announced today that the Crane Institute for Music Business at SUNY Potsdam will be presenting an interactive roundtable forum during the 2010 NAMM Show exploring how to jointly benefit from the synergistic relationship between the music education and music products sectors.

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) today announced just some of the many stars and events that will make up the world-famous NAMM Show, which will take place in Anaheim, Calif., Jan 14-17, 2010, at the Anaheim Convention Center.

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) today announced the session schedule for its new Hands-On-Training (H.O.T.) Zone at the 2010 NAMM Show, which will take place in Anaheim, Calif., Jan 14-17, 2010.

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), has announced the 10 qualifying bands that received the most public votes in the first-ever SchoolJam USA competition. A national teen 'battle of the bands' that rewards both aspiring music makers and their respective school music programs, SchoolJam USA features the best amateur bands of teen musicians between the ages of 13 and 18. This year's top teen finalists hail from more than 20 U.S. cities, including Austin, Texas, St. Louis, Mo.

With interest in recreational music making at an all-time high, according to a 2009 Gallup Poll* conducted by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), the holidays are the perfect time to share the gift of music by giving a gift of music lessons or instruments. NAMM's "Top 10 Reasons" illustrates just some of the many proven benefits of an untraditional musical gift that keeps on giving beyond the holidays:

The year was 1970 and it was a very different music products world filled with its own unique challenges. And it was during this year that a daring group of NAMM Members began what would become a 40-year-tradition by picking up and playing musical instruments and engaging in a “Grand March to the Exposition” to open The 1970 NAMM Show.

Each year, more than 44 million people watch from the street and on TV as dozens of themed floats transform New York City into a scene of wonder and majesty during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®. This year, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) makes its Macy’s Parade debut with longtime partner Sesame Workshop as the organizations join forces to deliver a powerful message about the joy and benefits of playing music.

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