News Releases

Learning to play a musical instrument is one of the top New Year’s resolutions, according to a survey of 1,000 consumers conducted this week by Impulse Research and commissioned by NAMM, the international trade association for the music products industry.  Survey results also show that giving musical instruments may be the perfect gift to help friends and family reduce stress, provide a fulfilling form of entertainment, and bring the family closer together this holiday season.

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, and the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) are encouraging consumers to vote for their favorite band in the 2nd SchoolJam Texas, battle of the bands.

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, today announced its NAMM University session lineup for the upcoming 2009 NAMM Show, January 15-18, 2009 in Anaheim. Highlighting the four-day program will be the always-popular NAMM University Breakfast Sessions featuring up-close and personal discussions with industry opinion leaders, new ideas, and plenty of good take-home value as well as a free breakfast each show day provided by NAMM.

Americans for the Arts, The NAMM Foundation and the Ad Council announced today an additional phase to their national public service advertising (PSA) campaign, entitled “The Arts. Ask for More.” designed to promote the benefits of arts education for children.  Created in collaboration with Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, the new television PSAs help inspire children to play music, dance and draw together with their family and friends by featuring characters from the popular Disney Little Einsteins franchise engaged in the arts.

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, today announced that attendance at its NAMM University courses held during a record 2008 Music China Show demonstrated a 53 percent increase over last year, with 950 people attending the nine courses.

CARLSBAD, Calif., October 17, 2008—NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, today announced that its Trade Show Director, Kevin Johnstone, has been inducted into the prestigious Platinum Circle of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events. The Platinum Circle celebrates the contributions of outstanding individuals in the trade show field for 25 years or more.

Trading suits for guitars and neckties for drums, Procter & Gamble’s The Consumer Republic from Switzerland was crowned international champion during the eighth annual FORTUNE Battle of the Corporate Bands hosted Saturday, October 4, at the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum (The Rock Hall).

The NAMM Foundation and Disney Channel today announced that they will again team up to allow middle and high schools across the United States the opportunity to apply for a grant to put on their own school stage production of Disney's High School Musical or High School Musical 2.

Executives at eight FORTUNE 500 companies loosen their neckties and pick up musical instruments for the finals of the Eighth Annual FORTUNE Battle of the Corporate Bands at the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, on October 3–4, 2008. All finalists are amateur, company-sponsored bands ready to live out their rock ‘n roll fantasies and have a blast making music.

Americans for the Arts Action Fund, in conjunction with NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants, announced today it will host two events at the national political conventions designed to encourage support for and awareness of the importance of arts and arts education. Both events are part of ArtsVote2008, a national initiative created by the Americans for the Arts Action Fund to promote the arts during the presidential election.