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November 20, 2020
How can university music students effectively prepare for career success in today’s challenging environment? How can music faculty enhance their own professional progress and assist with meaningful career plans for students? In a dynamic and interactive 1-hour webinar, attendees will explore these issues with artists, students, and music career development experts. Interest group:
Music Educators & Students
November 17, 2020
Virtual fundraising has always been a component in most fundraising strategies for the small and large nonprofit. We're going to need to count on it more than ever - not just to raise money but build lifelong supporters of your work and mission. This webinar is part of the Nonprofit Management Institute.  Interest group:
Nonprofit
November 10, 2020
NAMM Public Affairs, together with policy advisers from the Nelson Mullins firm in Washington, D.C., provide analysis of federal and state election results, and review impact on future small business relief and music education policy and funding. Interest group:
October 29, 2020
Explore the role music can play in overall health and wellness including addressing anxiety, isolation and social-emotional realities.  Learn to connect with online musical communities, make music together and be uplifted every day. Interest group:
October 22, 2020
College music students moderated this roundtable discussion with current and recently graduated students about opportunities, challenges and ways to develop a road map for having a career in music. Part II of this highly engaging discussion put college music professors in the hot seat where students asked the burning questions they've always wanted to, but were afraid to ask in class. Interest group:
Music Educators & Students
October 20, 2020
NAMM hosted representatives from President Trump’s and former Vice President Joe Biden’s Presidential Campaigns in two separate forums on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. Moderated by NAMM Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations, Mary L. Luehrsen, campaign representatives were asked about their candidate’s policy and positions on key issues relevant to NAMM members and U.S. Interest group:
October 20, 2020
NAMM hosted representatives from President Trump’s and former Vice President Joe Biden’s Presidential Campaigns in two separate forums on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. Moderated by NAMM Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations, Mary L. Luehrsen, campaign representatives were asked about their candidate’s policy and positions on key issues relevant to NAMM members and U.S. Interest group:
October 15, 2020
The role (and opportunity) of a smart, savvy, nimble and proactive nonprofit is more vital than ever.  Nonprofits are adapting and becoming even more successful given the challenges that face us. This session will feature nonprofits that are making meaningful impact for their constituency and community. Interest group:
Nonprofit
October 13, 2020
Percussive Arts Society (PAS) Executive Director Joshua Simonds, Diversity Alliance Chair, Elizabeth DeLamater, and members of the PAS Diversity Alliance join host Mary Luehrsen for a frank discussion on why creating the alliance was a crucial step to the health of their organization; how they got started; and what they've learned along the way. Interest group:
October 8, 2020
Advocating for music education during the pandemic. This webinar covers best practices and reinforces “why music education is essential” during these unprecedented times, featuring advocacy experts and school administrators. Presented by The NAMM Foundation. Interest group:
Music Educators & Students
September 30, 2020
Access and environment are factors in online learning equity and success. A group discussion covering issues that prevent students from learning and having meaningful engagement in online learning such as access to technology and wifi, home learning environments, food insecurity, poverty, home safety issues, and kids with IEPS/special needs. Presented by The NAMM Foundation.   Interest group:
September 29, 2020
Bring joy into your day and explore the ukulele! Join Peter Luongo for an online lesson where you'll learn the basics of the instrument known as the “jumping flea.” After participating, it's likely you will be back for more of Believe in Music’s Community Music Making series. Presented by The NAMM Foundation.  Moderator: Mary Luehrsen, Executive Director, The NAMM Foundation. Interest group:
September 25, 2020
Mary Luehrsen and Habib Bako create space for a conversation about diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Representatives of the SWIM (Smart Women in Music) organization serve as an example of an underrepresented group of women CEOs that banded together to create opportunities for women in the music industry through mentorship and training. Presented by The NAMM Foundation.  Interest group:
September 23, 2020
Teaching music during times of crisis: connecting, healing, and processing with students. A group discussion covering topics including social-emotional wellness, health, and safety for in-person and remote learning. Presented by The NAMM Foundation.   Interest group:
July 30, 2020
This webinar reviewed pending federal COVID relief: HEROES and HEALS Acts, Education Stabilization Fund, and more. Presented by NAMM Public Affairs and Government Relations. Moderator: Mary Luehrsen, Director, Public Affairs and Government Relations, NAMM Interest group:
Policy
July 10, 2020
What makes a hit song? This session's panelists have hundreds of hit songs under their belts—and can discuss the experience they’ve had creating these classic tunes. Hitmaker Beth Nielsen Chapman hosts this expert panel that includes country super-producer Tony Brown, Canadian singer/songwriter/producer/session musician Marc Jordan and polymath songwriter/guitarist/producer Danny Kortchmar. Interest group:
Audio Production
July 10, 2020
Previously recorded on Friday, July 10, 2020. Interest group:
Policy
July 10, 2020
With the advent of 5G, mobile musicians are poised for an array of new experiences that will bring studio production into the palm of the hand. Join A3E for a look into your future as a musician and consumer, and find out how everything from higher-fidelity audio streams and augmented-reality concerts will impact the world. Interest group:
Audio Production
July 10, 2020
Whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned veteran, NAMM Young Professionals (YP) welcomes all to its NAMM U Virtual Summit keynote event, featuring Saul Friedgood, president of Eastman Music. Friedgood looks at how his company navigated business during challenging periods and what he sees in the future. NAMM YP is a group of young music products industry professionals focused on providing opportunities to connect, learn and grow. Interest group:
Music Business
Music Retail
July 9, 2020
Day 3 of the NAMM U Virtual Summit ended with a virtual hang featuring Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick, hosts of the hit recording web show "Pensado's Place." Check out this lively discussion with these music- and recording-industry legends on the art and craft of recording and music-making. Interest group:
Audio Production
July 9, 2020
Session musicians are radically shifting gears to deliver their tracks, making recording life safer for all concerned. Mr. Bonzai leads this webinar with top-shelf session players—bassist Leland Sklar, saxophonist Mindi Abair and drummer Russ Kunkel—to discuss the changes from doing their work more remotely. Interest group:
Audio Production
July 9, 2020
The second part of this two-part session reveals an inside look at how artificial intelligence, blockchain and 5G are influencing and shaping the future of audio and entertainment technology, based on A3E’s (Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange) recently conducted survey. Walk away with a forecast for AI, blockchain and 5G, as well as industry insights and direction. Also, find out why disruption is continuous, networked and accelerating. Interest group:
Audio Production
July 9, 2020
The world has fundamentally changed since COVID-19. Have your social media, online marketing and content changed with it? In this high-powered panel discussion, marketing thought leaders Jenn Herman and Larry Bailin reveal strategies, tactics and advice to connect with consumers in the new “next.” Get the latest updates! Interest group:
Music Retail
July 8, 2020
Live sound engineer Mark Frink hosts a vital conversation on changes at live music events in the time of COVID-19. What will be the new normal in live sound protocols? There’s much to talk about and no better time to get these expert opinions. Interest group:
Audio Production
July 8, 2020
As the music industry continues to evolve into the digital age, artists rely on their social media profiles to define their brand as much as they do their music. Meet the experts in digital marketing and fan engagement, and discover the high-tech tricks and best practices they use to represent the top artists, athletes and brands. Interest group:
Audio Production
July 7, 2020
The notion of the home studio has taken on a whole new meaning in the age of the pandemic, when we’re all home, all the time. But aside from the relatively few residential palaces of sound that can rival top-tier commercial facilities, can a home/project studio provide comparable results to a conventional studio facility? In this webinar, led by leading audio journalist Dan Daley, an expert panel shared their experience in achieving the highest level of performance from home studios. Interest group:
Audio Production
July 7, 2020
“If you’re not at the table you’re on the menu” - Mary Luehrsen, Executive Director of The NAMM Foundation   Interest group:
Policy
July 7, 2020
In Part 1 of this two-part session, you'll get inside look at technologies influencing and shaping the future of audio and entertainment technology, based on A3E’s recently conducted survey. Whether you’re a manufacturer, R&D professional, music technologist or retailer, you’ll discover what technology is disrupting your markets and business. Interest group:
Audio Production
NAMM Advocacy Summit young man playing the cymbals
June 16, 2020
Review and Q&A. Interest group:
NAMM Advocacy Summit young girl
June 16, 2020
Explore with these national experts the FUTURE of music education in our nation’s K-12 and higher education teaching and learning environments; how will music learning and teaching continue as a creative, cultural and human force that is available to all. Part A: The Future of Music Education K-12 Part B: The Future of Music Education: Higher Education Interest group:
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June 16, 2020
Explore state-level advocacy activities that have been initiated by NAMM members, including music education advocacy drive-ins to state capitols as well as results from a survey of school districts on the use of Title IV funds for music and arts education. Interest group:
NAMM Advocacy Summit young girl playing the clarinet
June 16, 2020
This session will take you through the “how-to’s” of contacting your Members of Congress and/or Governor with the “ask,” outlined in the session before. You will learn how to find out who your Members of Congress are; how and when to contact them; and when to include education or music and arts legislative assistants in your virtual meetings or calls. Interest group:
NAMM Advocacy Summit young man playing the cello
June 16, 2020
In this unprecedented time, NAMM members and community advocates gathered virtually to prepare to clearly state to our national, state and local elected and community leaders that music and arts education are essential for every student. Interest group:
NAMM Advocacy summit young girl playing the flute
June 16, 2020
The NAMM Advocacy Summit kicked off with a retrospective about efforts to assure music education is part of national education policy and an exploration of our important ongoing work as champions for music and arts education in all times and circumstances. This session was followed by a 10 min break w/ Music by J. Dash Interest group:
June 4, 2020
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the live event industry fundamentally changed. New regulations will influence the way we create live experiences in the future. At the same time, businesses have been able to receive benefits (such as PPP loans) as a stopgap, but for many of them, more support is needed. What will you want to know as you navigate this new reality? Interest group:
Entertainment Technology
June 4, 2020
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the live event industry fundamentally changed. New regulations will influence the way we create live experiences in the future. At the same time, businesses have been able to receive benefits (such as PPP loans) as a stopgap, but for many of them, more support is needed. What will you want to know as you navigate this new reality? Interest group:
Entertainment Technology
June 3, 2020
COVID-19 has accelerated the production needs for virtual house of worship services. Are you prepared? Are you looking for new tools, tips and ideas to enhance the online experience? Then join a special webinar for house of worship production teams. Interest group:
House of Worship
May 28, 2020
Join us for an update on the SBA Loan Forgiveness Application and the pending Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act. Topics covered: PPP expense forgiveness extension, non-payroll expense adjustment, expanded loan terms, payroll tax deferment, extended rehire deadline, and more. Interest group:
Policy
May 28, 2020
Commercial recording studios are intimate, creative environments. Clientele and staff work long hours at a stretch, often in close proximity, sharing equipment, microphones and headphones. How will recording studios adapt their operations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic? Interest group:
Audio Production
May 12, 2020
Experts will share updates on projections for timelines and protocols for school re-opening, urgent realities concerning education funding, impact on music education and the launch of advocacy messages and efforts to ensure music education continues to be a vital learning opportunity for all children. Presented by The NAMM Foundation and NAfME. Interest group:
Educators
May 8, 2020
This COVID-19 Relief Webinar features NAMM members sharing their experiences about store re-opening as “stay at home” requirements begin to be lifted. Interest group:
Policy
May 7, 2020
How do you navigate reopening your music retail business in the time of COVID-19? Following up on his popular NAMM U webinar, Bob Phibbs (aka, The Retail Doctor) returned for an online session on May 7 about reopening a music retail business in the new normal. He looked at what you need to plan for, rethink and buy to reopen your doors. Interest group:
Music Business
Music Retail
May 6, 2020
NAMM’s COVID-19 Relief Webinar outlines key topics to consider as NAMM retailers seek to reopen operations. Hosted by NAMM Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations, Mary Luehrsen with special guest Jason Straczewski, Vice President, Government Relations & Political Affairs, National Retail Federation.   Interest group:
Policy
May 5, 2020
Watching the events unfold around the world, Composer Eric Whitacre has been inspired to write a new piece to share through the Virtual Choir 6: Sing Gently. In a time of crisis and isolation Executive Director of The NAMM Foundation Mary Luehrsen talks with Whitacre about his creative process and how to get involved in Virtual Choir 6. Interest group:
Educators
Students
April 30, 2020
COVID-19 has made virtual gatherings critical for houses of worship. So what are the best practices in streaming and production? How do you ensure the audio and video will be worthy of your event? Join Worship Musician and NAMM for this special online session, and prepare to take your virtual service to the next level. Interest group:
House of Worship
April 24, 2020
NAMM welcomed global business expert Marcus Sheridan for a special online education series on sales and marketing in the time of COVID-19. The third and final part, “Timeless Sales,” was held April 24 and looked at strategies, tips and advice to keep your sales moving and generate business in any condition. Sheridan is an internationally acclaimed business expert and named 1 of 20 “Speakers You Don’t Want to Miss” by Forbes magazine. Interest group:
Music Business
Music Retail
April 17, 2020
NAMM welcomed global business expert Marcus Sheridan for a special online education series on sales and marketing in the time of COVID-19. The second part, “Timeless Marketing,” was held April 17 and looked at how to build a marketing plan for your business that stands the test of time and helps you become the voice of trust among your customers. Sheridan is an internationally acclaimed business expert and named 1 of 20 “Speakers You Don’t Want to Miss” by Forbes magazine. Interest group:
Music Business
Music Retail
April 10, 2020
Part four of our COVID-19 Small Business Relief Webinars provides important, time-sensitive information for independent contractors and sole proprietors in the recently passed “CARES” Federal stimulus plan. Topics: SBA Business Loans, Paid Leave Provisions, Paycheck Protection Program, Tax Rebates, Retirement Fund Rules, Unemployment Assistance, and more. Interest group:
Policy
April 9, 2020
This webinar offers practical tips, how-to's and motivation to move your ensembles online. Guests include Joe Huls, Assistant Director of Bands, McEachern High School (Cobb County School District); Bo Sodders, Director of Bands, Alan C. Interest group:
Educators
Students
April 8, 2020
Part three of NAMM’s COVID-19 Small Business Relief Webinars featured NAMM members sharing their experience navigating the COVID-19 reality, accessing federal aid, and more. Interest group:
Policy
March 31, 2020
NAMM Public Affairs and Government Relations presented part two of our COVID-19 Small Business Relief Webinars, providing important, time-sensitive employer, employee, and independent contractor information in the recently passed “CARES” Federal stimulus plan. Interest group:
Policy
March 25, 2020
Discover online group lessons and therapeutic music-making for children and adults, and business models to move in-store music lessons online to keep students connected and making music. Interest group:
Educators
Students
March 24, 2020
NAMM recently hosted part two of our COVID-19 Small Business Relief Webinars. This update will provide important, time-sensitive employer and employee information in the pending ‘Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security’ (CARES) Federal stimulus plan #3. Interest group:
Policy
March 18, 2020
The power of music is amplified through the events we share – be it as performers, learners or audience members. Teaching and learning music can thrive through the remarkable tools, resources and people that are engaging in music online. Interest group:
Educators
Students