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The community that hosted one of the most star-packed concerts in memory is going to benefit directly from its proceeds, as The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation donates some $30,000 worth of musical instruments to the Anaheim Union High School District on Monday, September 8, at 11:30 a.m. at Brookhurst Junior High School.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, today announced that the Web site for its new teen music-making initiative, “The Music Edge,” has received more than 1 million hits since launching in late May. The new site, themusicedge.com, is designed to connect young people with each other and the world of music making, as well as NAMM Member music products retailers across the United States.

NAMM’s 11th Summer Session in Nashville came to a close today after three action-filled days of commerce, artist appearances and educational seminars. At the close of the show, NAMM, the International Music Products Association, reported a 2 percent increase in registered attendance, setting another all-time record for the summer trade show. At the show, both buyers and exhibitors displayed a strong sense of optimism about the second half of 2003.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, began the final day of its 2003 Summer Session today with uplifting melodies at the Gospel Music Pancake Breakfast. Before the show floor opened, Dr. Bobby Jones and the Nashville Super Choir, among other gospel solo artists and groups, performed for the crowd at The Hang in the Gaylord Entertainment Center.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, began the second day of its 2003 Summer Session today with live music in the Gaylord Entertainment Center lobby. Chapman Stick virtuoso Greg Howard performed jazz, rock and original solo compositions for attendees who were waiting for the show floor to open. Many of these show-goers also caught some live music the night before when Gretsch presented the Brian Setzer Trio at the annual Wildhorse Saloon party co-hosted by Fender and NAMM.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, today kicked off its 2003 NAMM Summer Session, which drew an international crowd of music products industry professionals—manufacturers, buyers and media—to the Nashville Convention Center and adjoining Gaylord Entertainment Center.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, and Yamaha today awarded a check for $330,000 to NAMM’s nonprofit charities benefiting from The 2003 NAMM Concert Honoring Sir Elton John, presented by Yamaha.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, today released the 2003 version of Music USA, the association’s annual statistical review of the musical instruments and products industry, as thousands gathered in Nashville, Tenn., for the start of NAMM’s 2003 Summer Session trade show.

The conclusion of this year’s Summer Session signified a change of leadership for NAMM, the International Music Products Association, with Paul Heid of Heid’s Music in Appleton, Wis., becoming the association’s 72nd chairman*.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, today announced four potential cities in contention to host the 2005 Summer Session trade show. In addition to Nashville, Tenn., the show’s home for the past 11 years, the list of contending cities includes: Austin, Texas; Indianapolis, Ind. and Washington D.C.

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