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The Business Crossroads of Music, Sound and Event Technology

The Crossroads of Music, Sound and Event Technology

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As an attendee, you can...

  • Explore products from more than 2,000 exhibitors, showcasing over 7,000 brands.
  • LEARN from industry experts at hundreds of educational sessions.
  • Connect with other industry professionals at more than 150 networking events.
  • Spot industry trends, best practices and content creation opportunities.

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NAMM Communities

The crossroads for professionals who influence how music is made, experienced, and heard around the globe.

Who should attend?

The NAMM Show is open to professionals that manufacture, distribute or utilize music, sound and event technology products and services.

Examples include:

  • Buyers
  • Retailers
  • Distributors and importers/exporters
  • Rental providers and installers
  • Repair technicians
  • Original equipment manufacturers
  • Component suppliers
  • Independent sales reps.
  • Industry service providers
  • Educators and instructors
  • Students and aspiring professionals
  • Pro audio engineers
  • Live sound professionals
  • Event technology professionals
  • Rental providers and installers
  • Touring and staging professionals
  • Venue and studio representatives
  • Houses of worship representatives
  • Publishers of music and sheet music
  • Media
  • Booking managers
  • Music artists, musicians and celebrities

This stable and reliable platform that our member and show attendees have come to depend on to build their brands will once again be a “gathering of the tribes” for the global music, sound and event technology products business”

Joe Lamond · NAMM President and CEO


Collaboration that leverages common goals to benefit association members and show attendees

AES is partnering with NAMM to create an international attraction for audio professionals that integrates high-end education for live sound, recording and audio for the performing arts.

ESTA is working with NAMM to create an ideal platform for event technology training, business development and networking opportunities, that bring together production and performance.

Timeless Communications, the producer of the Parnelli Awards, is working with NAMM to ensure the event technology community has a strong presence and the education needed to profitably leverage the crossroads of music, sound and event technology.

A3E will proudly present two days of case studies and expert panel discussions delving into the development of Advanced Audio + Applications transforming the music industry, production and performance.

Expanded Campus

More space for more products, education and events

Explore the expanded campus showcasing a series of crossroads product communities that bridge the gap between production and performance. Each community-specific exhibit area will include experiential lounges as well as areas to network and demo products, while still being in close proximity to exhibitors with complementary product lines. The new North Hall, opening this year, will feature 200,000 square feet of multi-use space for more exhibits, events, and wider aisles! There has never been a more exciting time to be an exhibitor or buyer at The NAMM Show.

Bringing the entire music, entertainment and production community together under one roof!


Each hall will feature centralized lounges for community, networking and meeting areas, complete with working and power stations so you can stay connected on the show floor.


Enjoy live music, food trucks and a casual outdoor vibe in the Grand Plaza and a new outdoor festival area outside of the ACC North Hall—perfect for meetings and relaxing.


The Hilton will transform into a higher-learning complex, showcasing education tracks across music, sound and event technology, curated by TEC Tracks, AES, and ESTA, among others.


The new, two-level show hall will add 200,000 sq. ft. of multi-use space and 1,350 parking spots.


The expanded campus will allow for more hands-on workshops, featuring more products, demos and training that highlight the latest trends in music, sound and event technology.


The NAMM Campus will be organized by product communities, making it easier to navigate and schedule meetings.

It’s been absolutely mind-blowing. It’s my very first NAMM Show. I was kind of thrown into a fire, working for Connelly as an exhibitor. When I did get to explore the floor, it was just a revelation. It was everything that I was hoping and dreaming to be a part of.

Brent Spreter · Crane School of Music and Connelly Music


The single most robust (and mostly free) education program of any trade show in the music products industry.

As a result of several important strategic alliances, NAMM has added hundreds of new educational sessions. NAMM U will host relevant, high-value education for our retail members, with audio production and entertainment technology education being offered, in cooperation with AES and ESTA. Music educators, business majors and education policy leaders will also have special learning opportunities, ensuring a stable future for the music industry.

[Learning] is the biggest thing that I use this time to do. The breakfast seminars are fantastic because you hear innovators who have done something really new in the industry and where they took it…I built my entire business just based on these seminars. They taught me so much.

Rebecca Apodaca · A&D Music Appraisals

Live Events

Great live musical performances throughout the day

While the performing lineup for The NAMM Show 2018 is still in development, be assured that there will be many opportunities to hear from the best-in-the-business, up-and-comers and even a few celebrities. From the TEC Awards to The Parnelli Awards, as well as many planned headliners to impromptu performances, there won’t be a shortage of entertainment and inspiration.

Artists & Celebrities

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The NAMM Show has a reputation of excellence well beyond the music industry and around the world.

The NAMM Show and Summer NAMM have been recognized as one of “The Top 100 Largest Shows” in the USA. It’s no wonder we are making headlines among some of the world’s top publications. There is no better place to get publicity and generate buzz in the music industry than The NAMM show.

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry to Receive Les Paul Award at 2017 NAMM TEC Gala

NAMM show spotlights the music world like no other
San Diego Union Tribune

Music world takes center stage:  NAMM Show in Anaheim is expected to draw a record 102,000 merchants.
Los Angeles Times

7 coolest things I saw at the NAMM music geek show
USA Today

NAMM returns with new products, innovations and surprises
The Orange County Register

About NAMM

NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), commonly called NAMM in reference to the organization's popular NAMM trade shows, is the not-for-profit association that promotes the pleasures and benefits of making music as well as strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry. Our association—and our trade shows—serve as a stable and reliable platform for buyers and influencers wanting to seek out the newest innovations in musical products, recording technology, sound and lighting.