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 NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, announced the availability of new limited medical insurance plans that guarantee acceptance for all NAMM Members age 18 to 64. Starting at $69.99 per month, the plans offer limited medical insurance to NAMM Member companies and their employees, some of whom have been unable to obtain comprehensive medical insurance because of high costs or pre-existing conditions.

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, has announced the winners of its third annual Wanna Play? Awards. Five companies from outside the music products industry were honored Sunday at the Hilton Anaheim during the NAMM Show's Breakfast Session for depicting characters playing musical instruments to convey messages of hope, excitement, coolness and desire.

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, today announced final registration and exhibitor numbers for the 2009 NAMM Show. At show close, NAMM reported 85,799 registrants, a 3 percent decrease from last year. Even in economically challenging times, the association reported 1,505 exhibitors at this year’s show. International registration also experienced a 2 percent decrease.

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NAMM held its Annual Meeting of Members today during the 2009 NAMM Show. After introducing past presidents in attendance, reviewing the new annual report and recapping highlights of the year, Chairman Chip Averwater called for the vote of the new slate of the NAMM Board of Directors. The following NAMM Members were elected for service from 2009 to 2012: Dick Boak is the director of artist and public relations for C.F. Martin & Co., a guitar manufacturing company.

The third day of the 2009 NAMM Show drew thousands of music products professionals to the halls of the Anaheim Convention Center for business, networking, music and education.

The second day of the 2009 NAMM Show drew crowds to the Anaheim Convention Center for business meetings, product demonstrations, networking and live music. Many show-goers began the day at the Hilton Anaheim Hotel for the NAMM University Breakfast Session. Before the session began, attendees were treated to a moving performance on the erhu by Mr. Liunian Bian, who wrote the music for the Beijing Olympics closing ceremony.

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, announced that it will be hosting a new Wanna Play? Film Contest encouraging amateur filmmakers to capture the joys and benefits of people playing music. The contest was created to raise awareness about the organization’s national Wanna Play? campaign, which encourages people of all ages to start playing music and enjoying the many social and wellness benefits of this activity.

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, today announced that its float in the 2009 Rose Parade was awarded the President's Trophy for excellence in floral use and presentation. Overflowing with live music and depictions of how much fun playing music can be for everyone, the NAMM float was a feature for the overall parade theme of “Hats Off to Entertainment.”

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, announced today that it will again join the Coalition for Music Education in Canada in its fifth annual Music Monday event May 4, 2009, to demonstrate the galvanizing power of making music and kick off its annual Wanna Play Music Week.

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