News Releases

 The NAMM Foundation today announced that it is once again inviting music educators to attend “Music Education Days” being held this summer during the 2010 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, Tenn., the music products industry's mid-year gathering from June 18-20, 2010. 

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, released a new white paper addressing the enormous business changes taking place and analyzing the role trade shows play within the musical instruments and products segment today.

 NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants, announced today that it will join the Coalition for Music Education in Canada in its sixth annual Music Monday event May 3, 2010, to demonstrate the importance of music education programs throughout North America, and to celebrate the many proven benefits of playing music for people of all ages.

 As the industry was conducting big business at the 2010 NAMM Show, college students hoping to break into the music products business were at the event learning lessons from seasoned professionals and gaining valuable insight about the trade. 

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is currently seeking recommendations of industry professionals to serve on its volunteer Board of Directors.  

 The NAMM Foundation announced today that it is now accepting applications for Music Products Industry Scholarships for the 2010 fall semester. The program supports individuals enrolled in college and university music education or music business programs who are preparing for careers in the music products industry.

While the 2010 NAMM Show drew thousands of music product retailers and dealers wanting to explore the latest trends and innovations from industry manufacturers, an event hosted by the NAMM Foundation called “Music Education Days” welcomed educators to attend the trade-only show and gain valuable insight about the best products that can be used specifically in school music education programs.

To help Members better understand and comply with the upcoming April 1, 2010 deadline of the Lacey Act, NAMM will host an informative, free Webinar on March 15 at 9 a.m. PDT.

Despite the economic downturn, corporate bands around the world are turning up the volume and discovering the fun and many stress-relieving and team-building benefits of playing music together in company bands. For the past decade, the best of these groups have competed for bragging rights and big prizes in the Fortune Battle of the Corporate Bands.

In an effort to promote the need for more music and arts education opportunities for children the Ad Council has teamed up with Americans for the Arts and the NAMM Foundation to announce the launch of new newspaper and magazine public service advertisements (PSAs) from The Arts. Ask for More. campaign.