News Releases

The NAMM Foundation announced today that it will be launching its non-profit Wanna Play Fund tomorrow night on “Huckabee,” a weekly FOX News and commentary program hosted by Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas and 2008 Republican presidential candidate.

NAMM, the trade association of the international music industry, announced today that it recently launched NAMM U Online, a full and varied library of videos, articles and interviews that supplement the popular live Breakfast Sessions and Idea Center Sessions at the NAMM trade shows. Members visiting the Web site can learn about key business topics including finance, lesson programs, retail ideas, sales and technology. All course content is provided by NAMM Members and experts including, Alan Friedman, George Hines, Pete Gamber, Nick Rail and Kevin Cranley.

Starting today, teen bands across the country are invited to step onto the stage to compete in the first-ever SchoolJam USA. This one-of-a-kind, national teen battle-of-the-bands competition is accepting applications from middle and high school students, aiming to showcase their talent and bolster much-needed support for school music programs.

The NAMM Foundation announced that it hosted a live, public teleconference today with U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan to discuss his recent letter sent to school and education community leaders outlining the importance of the arts as a core academic subject in U.S. public schools.

The NAMM Foundation announced today that the deadline for submitting an application for a NAMM Foundation Music Products Industry Scholarship or President’s Innovation Award is Sept. 30, 2009. Up until that date, college students who are pursuing careers in the music products industry can submit their application at Students may only apply for one program.

FORTUNE magazine announced today the eight bands that will be advancing to final competition of the “Ninth Annual FORTUNE Battle of the Corporate Bands.”

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, today announced that it will be hosting the winner of a recent Peter Gabriel remix competition at its Wanna Play? Interactive Music Pavilion located inside X Games 15 at the Home Depot Center starting today.

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, today announced final registration and exhibitor numbers for 2009 Summer NAMM. At show close, NAMM reported a 26 percent decrease in registration from last year’s event, with 12,967 total registrants for the three-day event. 

 NAMM recently presented its “Music for Life” award to Bill Ivey, founding director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University, for his tireless efforts to support music and the arts for people everywhere. The accolade was given to Ivey at today’s breakfast session held during the 2009 Summer NAMM show.

NAMM, the not-for-profit trade association of the international music products industry, opened its 2009 Summer NAMM music products trade show today at the Nashville Convention Center, welcoming 145 new exhibitors to the annual event. The show runs today through Sunday.