News Releases

The NAMM Foundation announced that it recently hosted multiple events at the NAMM Show that were focused on keeping music education strong in schools. The Foundation hopes to raise awareness within the music products industry about the critical importance of being active in their communities in order to maintain support for music education programs in today’s economic environment.

 NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, and the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) have announced the six finalists in the second SchoolJam Texas Battle of the Bands, featuring the best school bands in Texas. The groups will compete in this one-of-a-kind contest, which is designed to support the teen musicians’ local music education programs. The six finalists are:

 NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, announced the availability of new limited medical insurance plans that guarantee acceptance for all NAMM Members age 18 to 64. Starting at $69.99 per month, the plans offer limited medical insurance to NAMM Member companies and their employees, some of whom have been unable to obtain comprehensive medical insurance because of high costs or pre-existing conditions.

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, has announced the winners of its third annual Wanna Play? Awards. Five companies from outside the music products industry were honored Sunday at the Hilton Anaheim during the NAMM Show's Breakfast Session for depicting characters playing musical instruments to convey messages of hope, excitement, coolness and desire.

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, today announced final registration and exhibitor numbers for the 2009 NAMM Show. At show close, NAMM reported 85,799 registrants, a 3 percent decrease from last year. Even in economically challenging times, the association reported 1,505 exhibitors at this year’s show. International registration also experienced a 2 percent decrease.

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NAMM held its Annual Meeting of Members today during the 2009 NAMM Show. After introducing past presidents in attendance, reviewing the new annual report and recapping highlights of the year, Chairman Chip Averwater called for the vote of the new slate of the NAMM Board of Directors. The following NAMM Members were elected for service from 2009 to 2012: Dick Boak is the director of artist and public relations for C.F. Martin & Co., a guitar manufacturing company.

The third day of the 2009 NAMM Show drew thousands of music products professionals to the halls of the Anaheim Convention Center for business, networking, music and education.

The second day of the 2009 NAMM Show drew crowds to the Anaheim Convention Center for business meetings, product demonstrations, networking and live music. Many show-goers began the day at the Hilton Anaheim Hotel for the NAMM University Breakfast Session. Before the session began, attendees were treated to a moving performance on the erhu by Mr. Liunian Bian, who wrote the music for the Beijing Olympics closing ceremony.

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, announced that it will be hosting a new Wanna Play? Film Contest encouraging amateur filmmakers to capture the joys and benefits of people playing music. The contest was created to raise awareness about the organization’s national Wanna Play? campaign, which encourages people of all ages to start playing music and enjoying the many social and wellness benefits of this activity.