News Releases

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.

NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants, has recently joined the World-ETF, the World Entertainment Technology Federation. The organization joins fellow international industry associations, Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA), Professional Lighting and Sound Association (PLASA), and The German Entertainment Technology Association (VPLT), who co-created the federation to debate and examine the role of entertainment technology around-the-world.

With the start of the new decade, leaders, innovators, experts, and artists across music products, pro audio, and entertainment technology gathered at the "Crossroads" of the global industry, The 2020 NAMM Show. Held January 16-19, in Anaheim, California, the four days of the annual gathering saw professionals convene to launch and discover the next decade of business opportunities and celebrate music-making.

Winners in 23 technical and eight creative excellence categories were announced at the 35th Annual NAMM TEC AWARDS, Saturday, January 18, from the global NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. Presented by The NAMM Foundation and held annually, the event recognizes the exemplary achievements and innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and multi-media. Comedian, actor and musician Fred Armisen took to the podium to host.

The 19th Annual Parnelli Awards, the “Grammys” of the live event Industry, was well on its way to be a record-breaking, talent-heavy, memorable event — and then Garth Brooks showed up, surprising the more than 750 people who packed the Anaheim Hilton’s Pacific Ballroom during the NAMM show on Jan. 17.

Earlier today at the Annual Meeting of Members at The 2020 NAMM Show, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) welcomed eight new board members to the organization’s Board of Directors. Each board member will serve a three-year term and provide oversight, input, and direction to the organization.

At the annual gathering of the global music products, pro audio and entertainment technology industry, The 2020 NAMM Show, the Lightpower Collection gifted The NAMM Foundation a donation of $10,000. The donation check was presented at the annual Grand Rally for Music Education to the Foundation on Saturday, January 18 and will help the Foundation advance music-making opportunities for people around-the-world.

At the opening Breakfast of Champions session of The 2020 NAMM Show, singer-songwriter, two-time GRAMMY Award winner and Songwriters Hall of Fame honoree Jason Mraz was presented with the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) “Music for Life” award.