News Releases

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 www.nammfoundation.org. 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.

 NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, today announced the election of its 2009–2011 Executive Committee. The election, which took place yesterday at a meeting of the NAMM Board of Directors, denotes a change in NAMM's volunteer leadership with Tom Schmitt, president and chairman of Schmitt Music Company, taking over for outgoing NAMM Chairman Chip Averwater, chairman of Amro Music Stores. The election results were as follows:

There is new hope for rehabilitating the often angry, detached, frustrated inner city youth in secure residential treatment centers across the country, according to a new study recently published in the June issue of the medical journal, Advances in Mind-Body Medicine.

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products association, today announced the 31 recipients of the NAMM Foundation's 2009-2010 grants program, allocating $848,807 in funding to support community music-making programs, scientific research on the effects of making music, and music programs for seniors, college students and school-aged children. The Foundation reaffirmed it will offer scholarships for the study of music education and business in the year ahead.

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