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Music City Center will fill with the sweet sounds of live music as Summer NAMM returns to Nashville, July 9-11. The National Association of Music Merchant’s (NAMM) mid-year music industry gathering will play out with dozens of live performances, award shows and musical events. Summer NAMM is where the industry does the business behind the music by... more
Banding together, the music industry placed the power of making music in to the hands of people worldwide on Make Music Day, June 21. This year Make Music Day took a major step forward with a significant increase in the number of national events and participating communities. More than 2,400 free, musical events took place in the U.S. on the first... more
In 2015, the NAMM Foundation will invest $600,000 in grant funding into 17 global music making programs. This year’s list of grant recipients includes community, national and industry-based organizations that provide access to quality music education and increase interest and participation in making music across the lifespan. The NAMM Foundation’... more
Music industry leaders and musicians banded together during this week’s NAMM D.C. Fly-In encouraging congressional support for quality, comprehensive music education for all children. This effort came as Congress looks to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The 2015 fly-in, NAMM’s largest ever, included a day of service... more
Contrary to state and local pressures to de-emphasize and de-fund music and arts education, a new NAMM Foundation-funded, nationwide study of 1,000 teachers and 800 parents finds strong support for music education at all grade levels. “Striking a Chord: The Public’s Hopes and Beliefs for K-12 Music Education in the United States 2015,” was... more
The world’s top music retailers may stand up and take a bow as the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) recognizes 2015's Top 100 Dealers. The industry will celebrate the 2015 Top 100 Dealers, 2015’s Dealer of the Year and seven other category winners during the Top 100 Dealer Awards Friday night, July 10 during Summer NAMM. “The NAMM... more
Celebrity artists including New York Yankee turned Latin GRAMMY-nominated guitarist Bernie Williams and award-winning opera singer Carla Dirlikov, join 41 music industry leaders to donate musical instruments and drum, ukulele and guitar lessons to student’s at D.C.’s Bancroft Elementary School, Monday, May 18. The artists and industry volunteers... more
TEC Tracks, educational sessions designed to empower the growing audio, production and recording markets, will debut at Summer NAMM in Nashville on July 9-11, 2015. Stationed next to the NAMM Idea Center right on the show floor, TEC Tracks features three full days of free master classes, live interviews and panel discussions on the biggest topics... more
Summer NAMM provides the ultimate educational experience on what’s working right now in music retail—brick-and-mortar, online and multichannel—July 9-11 in Nashville. NAMM U has curated 35 sessions to help music retailers hone a winning business strategy for the second half of the year and far beyond. The educational opportunities start with NAMM... more
As music festival season swings into summer, more bands are investing in easier-to-travel professional grade gear to ensure top-notch live shows on any stage. Pollstar’s 2015 Global Festival Calendar lists more than 1,500 events in 70 countries with major festivals selling out in days and emerging ones popping up daily. These multi-stage outdoor... more
Music will fill the air on Make Music Day, June 21, as people take music into the streets, parks and plazas of 700 cities across 120 countries. Make Music Day continues to grow in North America with more than 25 U.S. and Canadian cities hosting citywide events. The daylong celebration of the original social network—music—is the perfect time for... more
NAMM Musikmesse Russia International Fair for Musical Instruments, Sheet Music, Music Production and Music Business Connections September 10-13, 2015, Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre, Moscow, Russia Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia International Fair of Technologies and Services forEvents, Installation and Production September 10-12, 2015... more
There’s more in store for the global music products industry as registration and hotel bookings open for Summer NAMM held July 9-11, 2015 at Nashville’s Music City Center. The annual summer music industry gathering brings together major buying power and the hottest brands in the heart of Music City. Expanded professional development offerings, a... more
Public school leaders from across the country experienced the power of music during the National School Board Association’s (NSBA) 75th annual conference in Nashville, May 21-23, 2015. NAMM Foundation infused music into the Music City conference, while supporting efforts that will make music education accessible to all students and celebrating the... more
This week, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation recognizes 388 school districts in 46 states as among the Best Communities for Music Education. In its 16th year, the program singles out districts for outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders to make music education accessible... more