The 2017 NAMM Show is coming up January 19-22, 2017. It'll be here before you know it, so register today and don't miss the international gathering of music and sound professionals. Enjoy incredible entertainment across five stages, networking events with key stakeholders, world-class education and the latest products and technologies from around the world. Register and book your hotel!
Get to The 2017 NAMM Show one day early for Retail Boot Camp, the best intensive one-day training for your music retail business. Held Wednesday, January 18 at the Anaheim Hilton in Anaheim, CA., Retail Boot Camp will feature training for everyone in your music store, including owners, managers, salespeople, marketers and even your administrative staff. Bring the whole team, and get a head start for 2017. Learn more and register here.
Feeling like a small fish in a big pond? At 2016 Summer NAMM, company owner Rick Thacker shared five ways for small retailers to compete, beat the odds and thrive in today’s competitive retail marketplace. Watch the session here as well as a variety of helpful sessions available 24/7.
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 the survey here.
Spread the word to all of your district partnerships! Districts have the opportunity to receive a two-day residency with the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. During this time, The NAMM Foundation will host a live town hall event to showcase music programs in the district. Apply here.
The ESSA Parent Brochure includes what parents need to know about music being part of a well-rounded education and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Federal Education Law. Order your complimentary copies today! Also check out the new Talking Up Music Education Podcast: Mary Luehrsen Chats ESSA. Click here to listen.
Don’t miss the second annual Grand Rally for Music Education featuring 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! Don't forget to also register for Music Education Days and GenNext events for music students and faculty!
NAMM Musikmesse Russia and Pro Light+Sound NAMM Russia in Moscow, September 15-18, broke records as the show continues to experience diverse and year-over-year growth in the number of attendees, partners, sponsors and events it hosts. Over the four days, 16,400+ visitors attended the shows, an 11% increase in attendance over the previous year. Check out the press release here.NAMM Musikmesse Russia and Prolight+Sound NAMM Russia will return to Sokolniki Park in Moscow, September 14-17, 2017. To learn more, please visit the shows’ websites at namm-musikmesse.ru and prolight-namm.ru.
Known as the “Father of Modern Music,” Les Paul was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Inventors Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and is represented in numerous museums across the country. Presented each year as part of the TEC Awards at The NAMM Show, the Les Paul Award celebrates industry legends for their inspirational music contributions and technical innovations. Join us at The TEC Awards, January 21, 2017 for a night of celebration as new inductees will be announced into the growing family of recipients that include: Slash, Todd Rundgren, Pete Townsend and Sting.
As the election season is in full swing, it's important to keep advocating for music education on Capitol Hill. Click here for an update on how you can get involved, and the current presidential candidates' perspectives on music and arts education.