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Make Music Winter, a free, outdoor music-making celebration held each December 21, expands nationwide this year, featuring joyful and dynamic participatory musical events and parades in 30 U.S. cities that bring communities together, today announced its updated schedule of events. The all-day musical celebration on the winter solstice brings out people of all ages, musical abilities and genres to sing, play, march and dance their way across streets, parks, plazas, and other public spaces.

As the global crossroads of music, pro audio and event technology industries, The 2019 NAMM Show has announced a suite of professional development opportunities, transformative business know-how and hands-on training available for working and emerging professionals involved in all aspects of the industry.

The Camp, Hill, and Woosley Fires in California have impacted many of our NAMM members and friends and marked the most devastating wildfires that California has ever seen. Our heartfelt thoughts go out to our members, partners, and friends, and everyone affected. At this time, we are closely monitoring the situation and encourage members impacted by these horrific events to contact us.

Make Music Winter, a free, outdoor music-making celebration on the winter solstice, expands nationwide this year on Friday, Dec. 21 with joyful and dynamic participatory musical events and parades representing a variety of styles taking place in over 20 U.S. cities. The all-day musical celebration on the shortest day of the year brings together people of all ages, musical abilities and genres to sing, play, march and dance their way across streets, parks, plazas, and other public spaces.

The NAMM TEC (Technical Excellence and Creativity) committee is pleased to announce that Leslie Ann Jones, the groundbreaking engineer, producer, and Director of Music and Scoring for Skywalker Sound will be inducted into the NAMM TEC Hall of Fame at the 34th Annual NAMM TEC Awards, January 26 in Anaheim, California.

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation is seeking school districts and schools with an exemplary commitment to music education to be recognized as part of the Foundation’s Best Communities for Music Education (BCME)program.

The Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Awards has announced that stand-up comedian and entertainer extraordinaire Demetri Martin will return as the host of the 34th Annual NAMM TEC Awards on Saturday, January 26, 2019, in Anaheim, California. The TEC Awards take place during The NAMM Show, the global crossroads of the music products, pro audio, and event technology industries.   

NAMM Musikmesse Russia (September 13 – 16), the international fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production and music business connections, and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia (September 13 – 15), the international trade fair of technologies and services for entertainment, integrated systems and creation, successfully concluded last week, welcoming nearly 13,000 music industry professionals and music lovers to the Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Held Thursday – Saturday at the annual Show (January 24-27, 2019) and under the guidance of the team from Live Sound International magazine, the systems showcase will take place inside the Anaheim Convention Center arena, giving participants the opportunity to demonstrate both their flown and portable systems in a real-world setting to a mix of industry professionals.

Retail is evolving at an unprecedented speed, and harnessing new opportunities to transform business in today’s tech era has never been more critical. That’s why NAMM retail members are invited to attend the new Retail Innovation Summit at The 2019 NAMM Show. Held Wednesday, January 23 before the official opening of the Show, the Retail Innovation Summit will present a future-forward NAMM U educational experience, hosted by world-renowned retail guru Bob Phibbs, “The Retail Doctor.”

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