News Releases

The TEC Awards have announced actor, comedian, and musician Fred Armisen as host of the 35th Annual Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards (NAMM TEC Awards), being held Saturday, January 18, 2020 in Anaheim, California. Nominees for the awards, which honor individuals, companies and technical innovations used in sound recordings, films, broadcast television, and video games, were recently announced in Nashville at Summer NAMM.

Make Music Winter, a free, outdoor music-making celebration on the winter solstice, returns this year on Saturday, Dec. 21 with joyful and dynamic participatory musical parades, performances and events in more than 30 U.S. cities.

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.

Ahead of The 2020 NAMM Show, the global gathering of music and pro audio products and entertainment technologies, top sound manufacturers will return to present a showcase of line array and loudspeaker technologies at the second annual Loudspeaker System Showcase.

The Parnelli Awards Board of Advisors announces that prolific songwriter and one of rock’s greatest singers, John Waite, will be the host for the 19th Annual Parnelli Awards held at The 2020 NAMM Show inside the Hilton Anaheim on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020.

This year, the international music festival NAMM Musikmesse Russia, and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia, the international trade fair of technologies and services for entertainment, integrated systems and creation welcomed 12,914 visitors to Moscow’s Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre from September 12 to 14, 2019. At NAMM Musikmesse Russia, three main areas of the show welcomed visitors with education sessions, a live show, and an exposition space.

On Wednesday, September 25, NAMM’s Museum of Making Music (MoMM) and Friends of San Pasqual Academy raised a combined $236,000 at a “Concert for a Cause,” headlined by the legendary band Creedence Clearwater Revisited. Nearly 400 generous music fans and local community and arts leaders gathered at the show to support efforts to give foster youth a brighter future through music.

At The 2020 NAMM Show, NAMM retail members seeking the latest in future-focused retail and financial strategies are invited to attend one of two daylong, interactive Summits that will explore exciting ways to amplify your retail success.

CARLSBAD, Calif. – September 4, 2019 - The NAMM Oral History Program celebrated a milestone with the capture and publication of its 4,000th interview which featured Meyer Sound co-founder Helen Meyer.

Earlier today at the CITES (Conference on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna) Conference of the Parties (CoP18) in Geneva, Switzerland, NAMM hosted a gathering of more than 100 key stakeholders to gain understanding of the conservation efforts and policy complexities facing musicians and musical instrument makers which included CITES management authority officials, conservation organizations, and music industry representatives.

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