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In support of national “Music in Our Schools Month,” NAMM, the International Music Products Association and AMC, the American Music Conference, brought legendary singer Isaac Hayes and actress, director and producer Rosanna Arquette to entertain kids at the “Music Makes A World of Happiness” celebration and party on Capitol Hill. The event featured a special performance from the new CD A World of Happiness by the Anne Beers Boy Choir of Washington D.C., a VH1 Save The Music School.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, today announced final registration and exhibitor numbers for the association’s recently concluded four-day NAMM Show in Anaheim. At show close, NAMM reported an astonishing 10 percent increase in overall registration for a grand total of 74,236 registrants. The organization previously announced breaking the all-time record of exhibitors with 1,340 companies exhibiting at this year’s NAMM Show.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, ended its 2004 NAMM Show today with more crowds, more business and more entertainment. The day kicked off with an entertaining performance by the Suburban Legends in the Anaheim Convention Center lobby before the doors opened. Other live performances followed throughout the day in the NAMM Member Success Center, on the outdoor convention center stage and outside of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus.

Many attendees got an early start to the third day of the 2004 NAMM Show by taking part in a variety of early-morning activities. Sales representatives were invited to a breakfast roundtable program, and all show-goers were welcome at the NAMM University sessions scheduled. Just before the exhibit halls opened, a crowd gathered in the Anaheim Convention Center lobby to take in a lively performance by Benise.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, today held its Annual Meeting of Members presided over by Chairman Paul Heid during the 2004 NAMM Show. After introducing past presidents in attendance, Heid called for the vote of the new slate of the NAMM Board of Directors. The following NAMM Members were elected for service from 2004 to 2007:

An early-morning performance by the Wicked Tinkers ushered in the second day of the 2004 NAMM Show. Once the doors to the exhibit halls opened, crowds poured into the halls for a full day of attending business meetings, checking out products and getting autographs from well-known musicians in attendance.

The Bacon Brothers, Kevin and Michael, will perform on Thursday, January 15, 2004, to close the first day of 2004 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif. The talented recording artists are outspoken advocates of music education and have joined forces with NAMM, the International Music Products Association, and its outreach programs and resources to help make sure every child has the opportunity to experience the proven benefits of making music.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America have formed an alliance to bring an after-school music program called “Get the Music Edge” to Clubs nationwide over the initial three years. Working specifically with NAMM’s teen initiative, The Music Edge, the program aims to bring music-making opportunities to young people who might otherwise not have them.

The first day of the 2004 NAMM Show opened with the sounds of the annual Fernand L. Petiot All-Industry Memorial Band marching through the exhibit halls as they played “Taking Care of Business.” Among the performers in this year’s band were students from the Anaheim Union High School District, who benefited from a $30,000 musical instrument donation, proceeds of last year’s NAMM Show concert.

Centered around the theme “Believe in Music,” the 102nd NAMM Show opened today, bringing together a record 1,340 exhibiting companies, a record number of international attendees and thousands of retail buyers for the music products industry’s largest annual event in the United States.

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