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NAMM, the 108-year-old, not-for-profit association of the international music products industry, kicked off its annual National Wanna Play Music Week today through May 8 to help build awareness of the proven benefits of playing musical instruments for people of all ages.  Considering that playing music is an ability that is wished for by 85 percent of Americans, according to a recent Gallup poll*, NAMM has developed several new applications and services to help anyone easily get star

According to a new Gallup survey, interest in playing music is at an all-time-high as outlined by the 2009 Public Attitudes Towards Music study, which was conducted on behalf of NAMM (the National Association of Music Merchants), the not-for-profit trade association for the international music products industry.

NAMM, the trade association for the international music products industry and Technologies for Worship magazine (TFWM) announced today a new partnership where TFWM will offer educational sessions and hands-on training in lighting, pro audio, integration of MI and other cutting-edge technologies to house of worship staff and personnel at this year’s Summer NAMM trade show in Nashville.

The NAMM Foundation today announced the results of its tenth annual “Best Communities for Music Education” survey, which acknowledges schools and districts across the U.S. for their commitment and support of music education in schools. As the economy challenges state and local school budgets to adequately support education, the 124 school districts named by the NAMM Foundation demonstrate the unwavering commitment to provide music education for their students.

The NAMM Foundation announced today that the organization and a handful of NAMM Members and associates participated in the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) 69th annual conference to communicate to thousands of school board members the benefits of children actively participating in school music programs.

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, is encouraging everyone to discover their inner musician by picking up an instrument and playing at least once on May 4 in celebration of Music Monday.

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, announced today that it is providing free Sesame Street Music Works materials to all NAMM Member retailers who are looking to boost interest in making music among a new generation of future musicians in their communities. NAMM is offering the following Sesame Street Music Works materials: •    The Music Works Wonders DVD, featuring interactive musical activities for 2-6 year olds led by the popular Sesame Street characters

Senators Chris Dodd (D- CT) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) today announced the release of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study addressing access to music and arts education for public school students as a result of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, today announced a new three-year deal with the City of Anaheim and the Anaheim Convention Center to continue to host “the NAMM Show,” the association’s 108-year-old trade show for the musical instruments and products industry, through 2013.

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, is helping to raise awareness about the need for mentorship and support of up-and-coming young musicians by supporting the official South by Southwest “2009 Underage Day Party” at Momo’s Club. The event takes place Friday, March 20, 2009, from noon to 6 p.m., and was created to highlight talented musicians under age 21 and raise awareness about the need for mentorship, increased opportunities and overall support of young musicians by the entertainment industry.

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