News Releases

Over 140 acts from around the world are set to perform at The 2018 NAMM Show as part of the Bands @ NAMM program. The Show returns to the newly expanded Anaheim Convention Center from January 25-28 and will feature performances from musical acts spanning a variety of genres, ages and compositions.

A3E, the Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange, will present a series of discussions dedicated to the future of advanced audio applications and new music technologies at The 2018 NAMM Show (January 25-28).

A complete suite of professional development opportunities await event technology professionals at The 2018 NAMM Show, January 25-28 in Anaheim, California.

As the global crossroads of the music products, pro audio and event technology industries prepare to descend on The 2018 NAMM Show, a suite of professional development opportunities, transformative business know-how and fresh strategies await professionals.

Make Music Winter, a free, outdoor music-making celebration featuring 12 participatory musical parades across New York City on the winter solstice, returns this year on Thursday, Dec. 21. The all-day musical celebration on the shortest day of the year brings together New Yorkers of all ages, musical abilities and genres to sing, play, march and dance their way across streets, parks, plazas and other public spaces citywide.

The NAMM Foundation is pleased to present 94 exceptional college music students with the President’s Innovation Award. The annual award provides students exploring a career in music education, business and/or music products with a travel stipend to attend and advance their careers at The 2018 NAMM Show, January 25-28 in Anaheim, California.

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation is seeking the top school districts and schools with an exemplary commitment to music education curriculum to be recognized as part of the Foundation’s Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) program.

The Parnelli Awards' Board of Advisors has announced that Grammy®-nominated composer and bassist extraordinaire Tony Levin will be the host for the 18th annual Parnelli Awards. The 2018 Awards will be held at the Hilton Anaheim on Friday, January 26 as part of The 2018 NAMM Show.

The NAMM Show has been recognized with the coveted “Greatest Trade Show of 2016” and “Do-Gooder” awards at the Gold 100 Awards and Summit, presented by Trade Show Executive magazine. The annual awards serve to recognize excellence in the trade show industry around the world and were presented on September 28 at a gala reception held in Half Moon Bay, California before an audience of trade show industry professionals.

The sixth annual  Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia was held at Moscow’s Sokolniki Center (September 14 to 16) and ran concurrently with NAMM Musikmesse Russia. The two shows welcomed a 13% increase in professional visitors to the annual trade fairs.