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NAMM has joined and is supporting the Arts ARE Education, a new, national campaign designed to support the ongoing value of music and the arts for PreK-12 students in the post-pandemic era and is calling on NAMM Members to sign a pledge of support for arts education for all children.

A convergence of 93,226 industry leaders, buyers, sellers, music educators, artists, media and music makers from 187 countries and territories gathered this past week to take part in NAMM's Believe in Music week, the online, global gathering to unify and support the people who bring music to the world.

Winners of the NAMM Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC Awards), honoring the best in professional audio and sound production, have been announced in a virtual event on the final day of NAMM’s Believe in Music week, a global online gathering to unify and support people who bring music to the world.

Earlier today at Believe in Music week, the industry virtually gathered to celebrate the spirit of the independent music retailer and to applaud their accomplishments, resilience, and commitment to serving music makers at the Top100 Dealer Awards. The show segment, which aired on Believe TV, announced the “Best of” category winners, including “Dealer of the Year” and “Customers Choice” awards.

Record industry luminary, TEC Hall of Fame inductee and one-half of Pensado’s Place, the web’s most popular pro audio show, Herb Trawick, will join Believe TV as co-host for Thursday, January 21 and Friday, January 22 during Believe in Music week (January 18-22). For the two days, Trawick will share the desk, banter, stories, and interviews with NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT.

On Friday, January 22 at 12:00 p.m. PT as part of NAMM's Believe in Music week, The NAMM Foundation's Grand Rally for Music Education will welcome world-renowned soprano Renée Fleming, in conversation with music researcher Dr.

Music Hackspace, the MIDI Association, and NAMM have now closed the entries to the first MIDI Innovation Awards. The difficult process of selecting 10 finalists from 78 amazing entries - including hardware, software, and even installations based on MIDI - is now complete.

As part of NAMM's Believe in Music week (January 18-22), the online global gathering to unite and support the people who bring music to the world, industry leaders are announcing a matching donation program to benefit twelve organizations that work to advance music learning for people of all ages and abilities.

On Thursday, January 21 at 10:30 a.m., as part of NAMM's Believe in Music week, composer, conductor, lyricist, and creator of the Virtual Choir, Eric Whitacre, alongside ground-breaking singer-songwriter Imogen Heap, will take part in a special session - "The Golden Brick." In the session, Whitacre, who is one of the world's most performed composers, will share the creative process that he uses to create unforgettable compositions.

NAMM is pleased to announce that at Believe in Music week, multi-platinum, GRAMMY® award winners Garth Brooks and Melissa Etheridge will be the recipients of the organization's "Music for Life" award. The annual award will be presented at the opening interview sessions on Thursday, January 21 and Friday, January 22, 2021, and recognizes individuals or organizations for their musical accomplishments and inspiring more music makers.