News Releases

“…students in quality music programs are consistently more proficient in other subjects and develop many ancillary life-long skills.” Kansas University Researcher and professor Christopher Johnson

The National Music Council has announced that jazz legends Chick Corea and The Manhattan Transfer will be honored at the organization’s 35th annual American Eagle Awards on Thursday, June 28 at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville. The honors are presented each year in recognition of long-term contributions to American musical culture and heritage, the importance of music education and inspiration for all children, and the need to protect creators’ rights both locally and globally.

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and Timeless Communications Corp. (TCC), publisher of Projection Lights & Staging News (PLSN), FRONT of HOUSE (FOH), and Stage Directions magazines have reaffirmed the organizations’ alliance to serve the live event production community with a multi-year deal at The NAMM Show.

The Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA) and The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) have reaffirmed their alliance to continue to serve the organizations’ memberships at The 2019 NAMM Show, January 24-27.

Female leaders in the music products industry are combining their energies and resources to establish The Smart Women in Music (SWIM) Fund; a fund designed to foster and support female industry professionals at various stages of their careers.

Pensado’s Place, the hour-long weekly web series co-hosted by legendary mix engineer Dave Pensado (Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Michael Jackson and others) and show creator Herb Trawick, will join the Make Music Experience (MME) at Summer NAMM on Saturday, June 30 inside Nashville’s Music City Center.

At 2018 Summer NAMM, retail professionals of all areas of expertise are invited to take part in the new Retail Training Summit: a mini-conference that deep dives into the most relevant and critical areas for music retail success.

On Saturday, June 30 at Music City Center, Summer NAMM will host the inaugural Make Music Experience, an all-day, all-access pass for consumer and prosumer audiences who want to demo the latest music and pro audio gear, meet with top manufacturers, and explore career-enhancing education and networking opportunities with the music industry’s top insiders.

Fresh off a multitude of pro audio product debuts and new innovations at the recent 2018 NAMM Show, the NAMM TEC Awards council has announced a call for entries to be honored at The 2019 NAMM Show.

Make Music Day, the annual global celebration of music on the summer solstice, returns this year on Thursday, June 21 with more than 4,500 free outdoor concerts, music lessons, jam sessions and other exciting music-making events being held in over 70 U.S. cities in 31 states. New York City, Los Angeles, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Hartford, Madison, Miami, Minneapolis-St.

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