NAMM News | September 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016
NAMM Russia In Full Swing

NAMM Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia international fairs are returning to Moscow’s Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre, September 15-18, 2016. With an international list of exhibiting companies, educational sessions for both dealers and music educators through NAMM U style sessions, and a host of live events, this growing event welcomes music and pro audio professionals, musicians, enthusiasts and may even break a Russian sound record.


Learn more about how NAMM is helping to create more music across Russia and the CIS.

President's Innovation Award Application Open Thru Sept 30

Encourage a college student pursuing a career in the music industry to apply for the President’s Innovation Award. The annual award is given to students who express commitment and aptitude for business leadership in the music products industry and offers a $600 travel stipend to attend The 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, January 19-22, 2017. The deadline to apply is September 30.

“What Makes Music Education Great in My School District” Recognition Program!

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.  Also during the two-day residency, The NAMM Foundation will host a LIVE town hall event to showcase music programs in the district. Apply here.

ESSA Parent Brochure is Now Available for Order

Music is part of a well-rounded education.  This brochure includes what parents need to know about music education and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Federal Education Law. Order your complimentary copies today!

Music Education Days and GenNext Registration is Open!

Music educators, school administrators, school board members and college students are invited to join industry professionals to share music products and innovations from around the world and to celebrate music education for people of all ages. Please pass this opportunity to on to music educators and college students you know! 
Register here.

The 4 Rules of Social Media for Music Retail

Music retailers don’t have to be left behind in the connected world of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Social media lets you reach potential customers at a lower cost and in unique ways. At The 2016 NAMM Show, Ben Ash, director of social media at Sam Ash Music, showed how to get social with your retail business and savvy with managing your social media presence. Click here to watch the video. 

Eight Things to Ponder in the 2016 Election Season

The most important thing we have learned in our advocacy efforts is that relationships matter.  Whether Democrat, Republican or Independent, we are able to work with policymakers at all levels of government to advance music and arts education.  Learn more here.

Plan for the 2017 NAMM Show

The 2017 NAMM Show will feature robust education sessions, world class events and the latest music products. You can now book your hotel and register for badges.

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