NAMM Standards Committee Releases Two New Specifications for The Music Products Industry

January 15, 2020

At The 2020 NAMM Show, the NAMM Standards Committee concluded another round of face-to-face meetings with the release of two new technology standards for the music products industry.

The exchange of product information, throughout the sales cycle and beyond, represents a large burden in time and resources. In order to solve this problem experts from across all channels of the music products industry have partnered together, designing technology standards to save time and improve accuracy.

NAMM Product & Price Essentials is a standardized Excel template for suppliers, distributors, thirdparty software vendors, and retailers to disseminate and consume product price lists, sometimes called "Build Sheets". For more information go to

NAMM JSON 2020.1 (Beta) is a JSON-Schema version of XML-based standards meant to streamline and improve electronic transactions between trading partners in the music products industry. For more information go to

The NAMM Standards Committee comprises technical experts who represent NAMM Member companies. The committee consists of William McGloine, Korg; Rich George, Martin; David Rice, PSSL; Mindy Czaplewski, Hal Leonard; Josh Koehler, ACT; Pat Murphy, Tri-Tech; Myles Reck, MusicSearch; Gordon O'hara, RetailUp; and Dan Kessler, NAMM.

For more information about The NAMM Standards Committee, please visit

About NAMM

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of approximately 10,300 members located in 104 countries and regions. NAMM events and members fund The NAMM Foundation's efforts to promote the pleasures and benefits of music, and advance active participation in music making across the lifespan. For more information about NAMM, please visit, call 800.767.NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.