News Releases

Just in time for back-to-school, teen bands have the chance to showcase their talent beyond their garage jam sessions by entering the second annual national SchoolJam USA competition.

 The NAMM Foundation announced today the final recipients of its 2010 Music Products Industry Tuition and William R. Gard Memorial Scholarships. The programs support the academic expenses of qualified individuals enrolling in college music education and business programs in the fall of 2010. Following is a list of recipients for the respective programs: Music Product Industry Tuition Scholarship Awardees

NAMM announced today that it will be providing important new compliance information specifically for luthiers and small-shop businesses that deal with shipping wooden instruments. New amendments to the Lacey Act have been instituted and NAMM is stressing the importance for these Members, and all Members dealing with wooden instruments, to understand and follow these new guidelines.

NAMM today announced final registration and exhibitor numbers for 2010 Summer NAMM. At show close, NAMM reported a four percent decrease in registration from last year’s event, with 12,463 total registrants for the three-day event. Exhibitor numbers were slightly up at the Nashville Convention Center during this year of economic recovery, with 383 companies displaying and demonstrating products.

 NAMM, the 109-year-old not-for-profit trade association of the international music products industry, opened its 2010 Summer NAMM music products trade show today at the Nashville Convention Center, welcoming international music product manufacturers who will exhibit their innovations and retail buyers who will ultimately make decisions about which music products will be available to consumers in stores all over the world.

The NAMM Foundation announced today that it is accepting applications at for its 2011 President’s Innovation Award to support under graduate and graduate students pursuing careers in the music products industry.

The NAMM Foundation announced today that Phase I of its 2011 Program Grant initiative will open on June 15, 2010, at, where Letters of Inquiry will be accepted. The Foundation seeks to fund proposals for projects that further the music products industry’s mission of creating more active music makers of all ages and expanding access to music making.  

In the wake of the recent Nashville flood and ongoing recovery efforts, NAMM, the 109-year-old trade association of the international music products industry, announced today how the association and the music products industry will aid the ongoing relief efforts during its upcoming annual summer music product trade show called Summer NAMM. NAMM and the industry will assist the relief efforts as follows: 

NAMM today announced the full music education advocacy efforts of more than 30 NAMM Members who took time away from their businesses May 10-13 to travel to Washington D.C. and engage in activities and one-on-one discussions with representatives of the U.S. Congress to support music education programs in schools nationwide.