News Releases

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.

The music product industry’s contribution to the 115th Rose Parade, a first-time entry from NAMM, the International Music Products Association, and Sesame Workshop, was honored with the Isabella Coleman Award for Color and Color Harmony Through Floral Use.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, has announced that Sir Ken Robinson, an internationally recognized expert in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources, will be the organization's first-ever opening keynote speaker. Sir Ken Robinson will open the 2004 NAMM Show with his address in the Anaheim Hilton California A Ballroom at 8 a.m. on January 15.

TEEN PEOPLE and PENCIL (Public Education Needs Civic Involvement in Learning) team up to host the first Music Appreciation Day at a New York City public school on January 13, 2004.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, today announced that it will co-sponsor a float in the 2004 Tournament of Roses Parade™ with long-time partner Sesame Workshop and the American Music Conference (AMC).

NAMM University continues to diversify its offering of online training courses with the addition of "Profit from Print! All You Need to Know about Print Music." Print music is the fifth-largest product line in the music products industry and has proven to be a lucrative market with retail profit margins of up to 50 percent.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, recently announced it will donate $90,000 to three nonprofit music education programs, further promoting the association’s mission of unifying, leading and strengthening the global music products industry and increasing active participation in music making worldwide.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, recently made its first appearance as an exhibitor at the annual American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) conference, September 5–7 in Chicago, to continue promoting its music-making message to the growing senior market.

More than 58 percent of music products dealers currently place their purchase orders by phone, according to the 2003 Dealer Technology Survey conducted by NAMM, the International Music Products Association. Although this popular method has been in use for years, it is one that often leads to errors.

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, recently announced the results of its initial eXtensible Markup Language (XML) Purchase Order Pilot, a trial of the new standard for exchanging purchase order documents electronically within the global music products industry.