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The British Band Instrument Company (BBICO) launched its new ‘edgware by BBICO’ line of products at The 2020 NAMM Show. This diverse line of environmentally sound and safe products includes a sanitizer spray that has been proven to kill 99.9999% of germs in 12 seconds, including the COVID-19 virus.
International NAMM Member König & Meyer believes strongly in “innovative design, functionality, and durability” for their products and make sure to “develop innovative solutions for our customers’ needs and wishes.” When the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe, the team at König & Meyer took these strongly held beliefs and applied them to adapt their role as one of
Andertons Music Co. began shipping out 173 guitars and an additional £2,000 worth of related materials this week to emergency services workers from their store in Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom.
International NAMM Member, BishopSound, traveled across the pond from Yorkshire, England to make their 2020 NAMM Show debut. As more than just a speaker manufacturer, BishopSound is “built on the desire to deliver quality sound with the power to move people.”
A recent Congressional win in Brazil has set the stage to continue to advance music making in the country. At the forefront of the initiative is NAMM Foundation grantee, Anafima Associação Nacional dos Fabricantes de Instrumentos Musicais e Audio LTda (ANAFIMA), which is led by organization President, Daniel Neves.
Born in Afghanistan, Elham Fanous spent the first four years of his life living in a country that had outlawed music. Under the rule of the Taliban, Afghanistan was a musical desert – with the complete outlaw of playing or listening to any form of music.
NAMM works with partners around the world to support the development of music education initiatives. For many years, the association has also supported the development of the music education sector in China, and continued this cooperation at last month’s National Music Education Conference in Beijing.
Make Music Day is the annual, global celebration of making music. Held annually on June 21 to coincide with the summer solstice, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in more than 1,000 cities across 120 countries.
Make Music Day is the annual, global celebration of the benefits of making music. Held annually on June 21 to coincide with the summer solstice, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in more than 1,000 cities across 120 countries.
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” — Plato
ANAFIMA, Associação Nacional da Indústria da Música, is the Brazilian music industry association that serves over 1,200 people annually across Brazil. A first-time NAMM Foundation grantee, ANAFIMA has utilized the grant to increase Brazil’s participation in Music Teaching Week, which aims to use education as an instrument to generate a passion for music and Make Music Day.
For the past several years, The NAMM Foundation has distributed music making grants to support a select number of nonprofit public service organizations. These organizations have missions to expand access and opportunity to music education for thousands of individuals and provide innovative music education and hands-on music making programs.

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