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NAMM, the International Music Products Association, today announced comprehensive staff changes after careful review of its mission, strategic objectives and goals. The reorganization is part of the association’s quest to continually improve service to its Members and the music products industry. Details of the reorganization include:

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, recently hosted the Fifth Global Economic Summit of the Music Products Industry, August 25–28, 2004, in Carlsbad, Calif. Every three years, NAMM hosts a group of key industry leaders, media and advisers, to explore emerging markets, reinforce global relationships and share different visions of the path to long-term, sustainable industry growth.

The 2004 NAMM Summer Session closed Sunday, July 25, reporting a grand total of 23,198 registrants, a slight increase over last year’s record-breaking attendance of 23,047. NAMM, the International Music Products Association, produced the three-day music products trade show, which occupied the Nashville Convention Center and parts of the adjoining Gaylord Entertainment Center.

Education Secretary Rod Paige gave a strong boost to SupportMusic.com, the entity’s affiliates throughout the United States and community-based arts and music education advocates everywhere when he sent a two-page letter last week to America’s school superintendents (approximately 16,000 nationwide) urging them not to cut art programs. Secretary Paige’s directive also encourages states and local communities to access funding available through Department funding programs, or Title programs, to support arts education programs.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, hosted the final day of its 2004 NAMM Summer Session today at the Nashville Convention Center and adjoining Gaylord Entertainment Center.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, hosted the second day of its 2004 NAMM Summer Session today at the Nashville Convention Center and adjoining Gaylord Entertainment Center. Many of the day’s attendees stopped by last night’s concert at The Hang in the Gaylord Entertainment Center, where the Spin Doctors performed and the John Lennon Songwriting Contest winner was announced: Arthur Godfrey received the award of Maxell Song of the Year 2003—and a check for $20,000.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, today kicked off its 2004 NAMM Summer Session, drawing an international crowd of music products industry professionals to the Nashville Convention Center and adjoining Gaylord Entertainment Center.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, today opened its 2004 Summer Session trade show, which runs through Sunday, July 25, at the Nashville Convention Center and the adjoining Gaylord Entertainment Center.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, today announced a new six-year deal with the City of Anaheim to continue to host “the NAMM Show,” the association’s 103-year-old trade show for the musical instrument and products industry, through 2010.

Just before midnight on July 20, 2004, an unidentified male was killed in a car explosion in an outer construction site parking lot at the Opryland Hotel and Resort, more than 10 miles away from downtown Nashville and the site of the 2004 NAMM Summer Session. NAMM has been in contact with local authorities, who say the blast may have been the result of a homemade car bomb and there is no reason to suspect terrorism at this time.

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