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After a two-year hiatus, NAMM Members and arts education advocates are invited to join their association to carry a message of support for music education to Members of Congress and/or their legislative aides. The NAMM Music Education Advocacy Hill Day will take place on Wednesday, September 14. Registration is now open through August 17.

Over 55 iconic buildings and landmarks across the United States, including Niagara Falls (New York), Ponce City Market (Georgia), NASCAR Hall of Fame (North Carolina), Long Beach Convention Center (California), and 875 North Michigan Avenue (Illinois) will turn orange in support of ‘Make Music Day,’ the worldwide festival of music held annually on the summer solstice, Tuesday, June 21.

Make Music Day, the worldwide festival of music held annually on the summer solstice, today announced its updated schedule of unique, exciting and culturally diverse events for its 40th anniversary celebration and full in-person return on June 21. Encompassing more than 5,000 free outdoor concerts, performances, music lessons and jam sessions nationwide, the daylong musical free-for-all will be staged in over 100 U.S.

After two years of absence, the leaders, innovators, experts, artists, and creators across the music products, pro audio and sound, and entertainment technology industry gathered for a rousing reunion at the global crossroads, The 2022 NAMM Show. Held June 3-5 in Anaheim, California, the three days welcomed old and new faces to reconnect, launch and discover new products, and galvanize the industry to continued success.

ANAHEIM, CALIF. – JUNE 4, 2022 - Winners in 21 technical and seven creative excellence categories were announced at the 37th Annual NAMM TEC AWARDS, Saturday, June 4, from the global NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. Presented annually by NAMM, the event recognizes the exemplary achievements and innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and multi-media.

Multi-GRAMMY® winner, composer and performer Kenny Loggins has been presented with the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) “Music for Life” award at The 2022 NAMM Show. NAMM’s highest industry honor, the award was given at the opening Breakfast of Champions session in celebration of Loggins’ lifelong commitment to inspiring music makers everywhere.

Earlier this evening at The 2022 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, the industry gathered to celebrate the spirit of the independent music retailer and to applaud their accomplishments, resilience, and commitment to serving music makers at the Top 100 Awards. The annual awards event also announced the “Best of” category winners, including “Dealer of the Year” and “Customers’ Choice” awards. Congratulations to the following category winners:

The NAMM TEC Committee is pleased to announce pioneer and bassist extraordinaire Carol Kaye as the recipient of this year’s Les Paul Innovation Award alongside top hitmaker, producer, and performer, Peter Asher, who will be inducted to the NAMM TEC Hall of Fame.

The National Association of Music Merchants is pleased to announce the list of independent music product retailers to be honored at the organization's Top 100 Dealer Awards. Now in its twelfth year, the annual awards honor retailers worldwide who demonstrate exceptional commitment to their stores, neighborhoods, and customers and share in a vision of creating a more musical world through their local communities.

World’s Largest Annual Music Celebration to Include Special Events in New York City, Nashville, and for the Very First Time, Atlanta Make Music Day, the global celebration of music held annually on the summer solstice, today announced that this year’s vast program will observe the festival’s 40th anniversary and feature a full return to in-person events, with more than 5,000 live, free music-making events held nationwide on Tuesday, June 21.