NAMM News | November 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016
Register for The 2017 NAMM Show!

Don't miss the global gathering of the music and sound products industry in sunny Southern California, January 19-22, 2017! Enjoy a front-row seat to the industry's latest product innovations, benefit from world-class education across multiple learning tracks and experience exciting events you won't find anywhere else. Click here to register and book your hotel today!

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Register Now to Volunteer for The Day of Service in Anaheim

Begin your NAMM Show experience by helping bring music to the lives of local children. On Tuesday, January 17, the third annual NAMM Foundation Day of Service will kick-off at Patrick Henry Elementary School in Anaheim, CA. The Day of Service is one way that NAMM members and The NAMM Show community come together to support music education. Register today! If you aren't able to join us, consider making a donation to The NAMM Foundation. The NAMM Foundation will match every dollar donated up to $10,000. Be sure to check the box “I would like to make this gift in honor or in memoriam” and include the note, “NAMM Foundation 2017 Day of Service.”

Register for Retail Boot Camp Today!

Get to The 2017 NAMM Show a day early for Retail Boot Camp, Wednesday, January 18—for the best intensive one-day training for your music retail business! For the first time at The NAMM Show, Retail Boot Camp will feature two different tracks: Sales, Marketing & Websites and Financial Management, offering unique training, innovative ideas and best practices for everyone in music retail. It's FREE but you must register to reserve your seat! Register here.

Black Violin to Perform at The Grand Rally for Music Education

Don’t miss the second annual Grand Rally for Music Education featuring violin virtuosos and hip hop artists Black Violin in collaboration with Yamaha; with other special guests to be announced. This event is a grand celebration of music education and is open to all! If you are a music educator be sure to register for Music Education Days; college music students and faculty should register for GenNext today!

Apply for Best Communities for Music Education

Encourage the schools and districts that you work with to complete the 2017 Best Communities for Music Education survey, open now through January 31, 2017. Celebrate your local school or school district’s commitment to music education by helping them get the national recognition they deserve. Complete information can be found here.

Join Us for SupportMusic Coalition's Gathering

If you are attending The 70th Annual Midwest Band Clinic don’t miss The NAMM Foundation’s SupportMusic session on Wednesday, December 14 at 12:30 pm. This special gathering features Tricia Tunstall and Eric Booth, authors of the critically acclaimed new book, "Playing for Their Lives: The Global El Sistema Movement For Social Change Through Music" as well as performances by students from the Chicago-area El Sistema program. Lunch provided. For more information about the conference, please click here.

How We Grew Our Business with YouTube

In just three years, Carter Vintage Guitars has grown into a $6 million retail powerhouse. At 2016 Summer NAMM, owners Christie and Walter Carter and Zach Broyles, website manager, shared their company’s unique story—and how video marketing played a role in it. Click here to find out how they did it!

Download the Talking Up Music Education Podcast

Talking Up Music Education, a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education, caught up with Emmy Lou Harris and Vince Gill to talk about early musical influences, music as a communication tool, and the joy of living a musical life during The 2016 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, TN. Download today

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