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Niagara Falls, the Tennessee State Capitol and the Crazy Horse Memorial are among the more than 30 iconic buildings and landmarks across the U.S. that will turn orange in support of Make Music Day, the global music celebration held annually on June 21, the summer solstice. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s celebration has moved to a virtual and socially distanced experience to encourage all people, of all musical abilities, to celebrate the joy of making music. Over 85 U.S.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Russia and around the world, Messe Frankfurt Russia has decided to postpone NAMM Musikmesse Russia and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia to September 2021. Messe Frankfurt Russia is grateful for the understanding of our exhibitors, industry professionals, visitors, and industry partners. As organizers, we will do our best to ensure an effective and productive work environment for our exhibitors and visitors as we plan the 2021 trade fair events.

Beginning Tuesday, July 7 through Friday, July 10, NAMM will present The 2020 NAMM U Virtual Summit: four days of career and business-enhancing webinars and strategies designed to help businesses take advantage of new opportunities and supercharge their future. Presented by NAMM U, TEC Tracks, and A3E (Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange), the free, online Summit will offer a suite of sessions across three unique tracks, Business, Audio and Technology.

Make Music Day, the live global music celebration held annually on June 21, the summer solstice, today announced its updated schedule of events. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s celebration has moved to a virtual and social distanced experience to encourage all people, of all musical abilities, to celebrate the joy of making music. More than 85 U.S.

Today, NAMM's Museum of Making Music (MoMM) announced that after several years of planning, the beloved institution will undergo a complete renovation as it continues to serve and grow its audience's appreciation and understanding for music products, their history, industry, and related cultural impact.

NAMM members, arts and music education advocates are encouraged to join together on Tuesday, June 16, for the organization’s Music Advocacy Summit. The half-day summit will bring together arts and music education experts and policymakers for an advocacy briefing and training to prepare delegates to contact Members of Congress, as well as state and local officials, about the essential role of music education for every child. It’s a message that is perhaps more important than ever before.

Make Music Day, the worldwide music celebration held each June 21, the summer solstice, is going virtual this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers officially announced today.

On Friday, March 27, NAMM will launch “#MusicISLife – A Tribute to Healthcare Professionals,” an online, social gathering opportunity for music-makers of all abilities to join in paying tribute to the steadfast dedication and resilience of healthcare professionals across the globe. While there is no set song or instrument to perform, participation is easy: all people are encouraged to make music at 6:00 p.m. ET in tribute to those on the frontlines battling this pandemic.

On Tuesday, March 24, NAMM will present important updates regarding the federal COVID-19 Emergency Aid Package (funds family leave, free testing and treatment, paid sick leave, expanded unemployment assistance, and more), SBA disaster relief loans, and employee/employer financial support. The webinar details are below and pre-registration is required. A recording of the webinar will be available after the session.

Nashville is our second home, and our thoughts are with those affected by the recent tornado. We continue to reach out to NAMM Members and friends across the region to ensure their safety.

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