News Releases

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) has announced Visa Assist, a new support program designed to help international members of the pro audio and music products industry attend and conduct business at the 2017 NAMM Show. The new program aims to offer helpful guidance for international attendees and to streamline the visa acquisition process.

NAMM Members are now able to view the latest global trends and music products data in The 2016 NAMM Global Report. The annual report is created by the organization for its global membership and captures a snapshot of music industry sales figures from 24 countries, including unit sales information, analysis, and import/export numbers for musical instruments and products.

The 2016 Summer NAMM show returned last week to Music City Center in Nashville, offering a robust platform for buyers, exhibitors and professionals to engage with the latest products, learn new business strategies, connect with other industry peers, and to position their businesses for a successful second half of the year.

Earlier this evening at the Summer NAMM Show, NAMM honored the Top 100 Dealers and recognized seven with special category awards, including the coveted Dealer of the Year award. See who the recipients of the Top 100 Dealer Awards are here!

Make Music Day, the annual global celebration featuring more than 3,000 free, outdoor music making events in the United States, returns tomorrow – June 21. The daylong event, which affirms the transformative power of music in our lives, will be experienced by millions of people in over 38 U.S. cities including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Nashville, San Diego, Seattle, Portland (OR), Madison (WI), Philadelphia, Detroit, Denver, Cleveland, Washington, D.C., St.

At the Summer NAMM Show, held June 23-25 at Nashville’s Music City Center, the professional recording sector will gather for three days of high-end training. Delivered as the core component of Summer NAMM Show, the TEC Tracks program will feature a full series of seminars from industry leaders and insiders, and will include expert engineering tutorials, mastering secrets from the AES, recording advice, and even a glimpse into the future of audio.

The NAMM Foundation has announced that through the remainder of 2016, the organization will make $600,000 in grants to 18 music education programs. The beneficiaries reflect the organization’s commitment to supporting access to quality music education programs and creating more music makers both domestically and internationally through work with organizations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France and Great Britain.

Last week, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), along with 91 music industry leaders and artists made up a delegation of advocates furthering the case that all children deserve quality, comprehensive school music education programs during the NAMM Music Education Advocacy D.C. Fly-In (May 23-26, 2016).

June 1, 2016 – Make Music Day today announced its full schedule of more than 3,000 free, outdoor musical events – with more to come – in more than 38 U.S. cities including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Nashville, San Diego, Seattle, Portland (OR), Madison (WI), Philadelphia, Detroit, Denver, Cleveland, Washington, D.C., St. Louis, Chattanooga, Minneapolis/St.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 25, 2016 – On Monday evening, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) honored Senator Lamar Alexander (TN) with the organization’s SupportMusic Champion Award. The award was given in recognition of the Senator’s long history in music education advocacy and comes on the heels of the historic passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a bill introduced by Senator Alexander and signed into law by President Obama in 2015.

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