News Releases

To offer continued stability for the global industry association in anticipation of the retirement of NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond in spring 2023, the NAMM Executive Committee has retained the firm of Russell Reynolds Associates in the search for the association’s next Chief Executive Officer.

As schools across the nation regain their cadence with the return to in-person learning and the reduction in mandates, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation is pleased to celebrate the list of Best Communities for Music Education (BCME).

For emerging college music students and faculty, K-12 music teachers and administrators, and nonprofit leadership, signature programs and events of The NAMM Foundation will return to The 2022 NAMM Show, June 3-5 in Anaheim, California.

Women of NAMM (WON) is pleased to announce six recipients of its annual NAMM Show scholarship: Hailey Canfield, Dietze Music; Alia DiLullo, Gator Co.; Tamara Freethy, Cosmo Music; Kristi Noble, Quinlan and Fabish Music; Jessica Palmer, West Music/Music ConstructED; and Mandy Stertz, Pecknel Music Company.

The Bernice Ash Memorial Scholarship Fund is pleased to announce the first two recipients of its award, Kwanté Greenidge, General Manager of Sam Ash Music - Brooklyn and Anna Nguyen, Digital Marketing Analyst at Yamaha Corporation of America.

Music Hackspace, The MIDI Association, and NAMM are proud to announce that submissions are now open for the 2022 MIDI Innovation Awards, a showcase for music innovation using MIDI. MIDI has been at the center of music technology innovation since 1983, and MIDI 2.0 is poised to repeat MIDI 1.0’s global success in the decades to come. To further MIDI’s development and artistic impact, the second edition of the MIDI Innovation Awards continues to acknowledge MIDI innovation.

NAMM’s Museum of Making Music and The NAMM Show (June 3-5) are pleased to welcome “Les Paul Thru the Lens,” an exclusive traveling gallery of photos highlighting the life and career of music industry icon, inventor, and musician Les Paul.

The TEC Awards Steering Committee is pleased to announce that actor, comedian, and musician Fred Armisen will return as host of the 37th Annual Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards (NAMM TEC Awards), being held Saturday, June 4 in Anaheim, California.

The 2022 NAMM Show is announcing more than 150 sessions for established and emerging professionals in the music products, pro audio and entertainment technology segments. Held in the Anaheim Convention Center, professionals will have the opportunity to further their careers by connecting with top thought leaders in sessions carefully curated to accelerate success and designed to engage and inspire business growth against the backdrop of the global gathering.

Women of NAMM (formerly known as SWIM), is excited to announce that the council’s podcast, formerly known as “SWIM Masters,” is relaunching as ReVoicing the Future: A Women of NAMM Podcast. The monthly podcast offers insight, stories, and secrets to industry success from female leaders who share their professional journeys and lessons learned to empower the professional development of emerging talent.