News Releases

With a vision to continue to strengthen the music and pro audio industries, The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and The Audio Engineering Society (AES) have announced a new collaborative alliance which will integrate pro audio educational training activities related to live sound, performance audio, recording technology and other topics into The 2018 NAMM Show, January 25-28 in Anaheim, California.

Professional development and business enrichment opportunities will take center stage at Summer NAMM, July 13–15. Members who join the mid-year gathering at Nashville’s Music City Center will have the opportunity to participate in more than 60 high-impact, future-focused educational sessions.

NAMM, The National Association of Music Merchants, is pleased to announce the list of enterprising music product retailers to be recognized at The Top 100 Dealer Awards. The annual awards show recognizes the industry’s outstanding music retailers who demonstrate exceptional commitment to their stores, neighborhoods and customers, and share in a vision of creating a more musical world through their local communities.

The National Music Council has announced that country music legend Crystal Gayle, singer, songwriter and poet Patti Smith, and comic, actor, writer, musician and creators' rights activist Harry Shearer will be honored at the organization’s 34th annual American Eagle Awards on Thursday, July 13 at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville.

Make Music Day, the annual global celebration featuring more than 4,000 free, outdoor concerts, music lessons and jam sessions in the United States, returns this year on Wednesday, June 21. The all-day musical celebration on the summer solstice, which brings people of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels together to make music, will feature over 50 U.S.

In a star-studded event on Saturday, April 8, music icon Graham Nash, community champions and music education patrons came together to “Play it Forward” at NAMM’s Museum of Making Music’s (MoMM) gala fundraiser event, “An Evening with Graham Nash.” The annual event was attended by nearly 170 guests, and raised over $70,000 in donations that will further the MoMM’s mission to offer educational immersion opportunities, exhibitions, hands-on experiences, and live performances that inform and ins

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 have formed an alliance to serve the live event production community at The 2018 NAMM Show, the organization’s annual tradeshow in Anaheim, California (January 25-28). As part of the agreement, TCC will bring its premier award show for the live production community, The Parnelli Awards to The NAMM Show creating a one-stop event for industry pros.

This week, 527 school districts and 92 schools across the nation are being recognized by The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for their outstanding music education programs.

NAMM Musikmesse Russia, the international fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production and music business connections, and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia, the international fair of technologies and services for entertainment, integrated systems and creation, will welcome visitors to Moscow’s Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre, September 14 to 17, 2017.

Since 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has provided all Americans access and opportunity to participate in, and to experience, the power of the arts. The agency’s grants and support for thousands of nonprofit arts organizations can be found in every state – and in every Congressional district – leveraging significant state and local support for arts service programs and serving as a platform for hundreds of thousands of jobs in the creative industry.