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Summer NAMM 2009 Archive

  • NAMM welcomes music students, parents, music advocates and enthusiasts in the Nashville region to attend our first "Wanna Play Music Sunday."
  • Many attendees kicked off Summer NAMM with music, food and friends at the ninth annual Pre-Show Party at The Hang.
  • Several industry bands took the stage at The Hang.
  • A free meal at the NAMM U Breakfast Session drew lines of attendees at 8 a.m. on Friday.
  • A rare performance by all five Wooten brothers got a standing ovation at Friday's NAMM U Breakfast Session.
  • NAMM hosted booths to support musicians affected by flooding in Nashville: GRAMMY Foundation's MusiCares booth held a silent auction with Member-donated instruments and Nashville Musicians Association, AFM Local 257, collected donations.
  • NAMM President/CEO Joe Lamond talked about local flood relief efforts with Nashville Mayor Karl Dean at Friday's NAMM U Breakfast Session.
  • Student musicians showed their talents during Music Education Days while educators connected with the industry and checked out the newest music products.
  • Alan Friedman and Kevin Cranley were part of the panel at the State of the Industry Address, sharing ideas to help retailers stay strong during a changing economy.
  • Retailer Pete Gamber is known for his successful music lesson program, which he explains at Idea Center sessions.
  • The public was invited to the Hard Rock Cafe on Friday night for the BIG Gear Giveback, an event to raise money for those affected by the flood and an opportunity for people to get tickets to Wanna Play Music Sunday.
  • Before the start of each NAMM U Breakfast Session, the audience is treated to live music, like Saturday morning's unique performance by electric violinist Tracy Silverman.
  • Retailers checked out displays, looking for new products for the falll and holiday selling seasons.
  • Retailers sat in on 11 Idea Center sessions on Saturday, focusing on finance, technology, retail ideas and lesson programs.
  • Music educators tuned into live performances, informational sessions and music-learning products during Summer NAMM.
  • Unique instruments make an impression on the show floor.
  • Summer NAMM's atmosphere allows buyers to get more face-to-face time with exhibitors.
  • Attendees test out products from every category and innovative technology at Summer NAMM.
  • NAMM invited music teachers to Summer NAMM to connect with industry partners to explore current issues, children-specific instruments and musical teaching techniques.
  • Summer NAMM allowed for quality meetings between vendors and buyers.
  • A crowd packs the Wanna Play Music Sunday session with bassist Victor Wooten.
  • The Born Again Senior Minstrels deliver a powerful performance at the Sunday's NAMM U Breakfast Session.
  • Nashville's finest musicians, including Aaron Tippin, came together at the Wanna Play Sunday Celebrity Jam.
  • The Celebrity Jam stars created a Wanna Play song for the show.
  • Louise Mandrell sang for the crowd on Sunday.
  • Many Summer NAMM attendees enjoyed the Wanna Play Celebrity Jam, which featured Gov. Mike Huckabee and country music stars Aaron Tippin, Louise Mandrell and John Anderson, accompanied by some of Nashville's finest studio musicians.
  • The talents of top Nashville musicians entertained the audience.
  • Unique sounds filled the show floor.
  • Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee joins NAMM President/CEO Joe Lamond on stage to talk about music education.
  • Mike Guillot of Mississippi Music shows and tells one of his finds on the show floor at Sunday's "Best in Show" session.
  • Sunday's NAMM U Breakfast Session panelists pose for a picture: Mike Guillot, Zach Phillips, Brian Reardon, Victor Salazar, George Hines, Gordy Wilcher and moderator Frank Alkyer.
  • Performances took place throughout the show for music educators in attendance.
  • TV commentator and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee autographed copies of his book at the show.
  • Workshops gave musicians tips for making the most of industry technology.
  • Attendees sat in on daily sessions to get new ideas from others in the industry.
  • Musicians performed a duet with products on the show floor.
July 8, 2010

Videos and Information Posted from NAMM U in Nashville

If you missed Summer NAMM this year or some of the important sessions, check out some highlights now, including the State of the Industry Address video. In addition, several of the Idea Center session thought leaders...
June 24, 2010

Best In Show Highlights Best of Summer NAMM

The last day of the 2010 Summer NAMM Show featured Music Inc. magazine's "Best In Show" product review as part of the show's NAMM University Breakfast Session:
June 20, 2010

2010 Summer NAMM Closes Leaving Members Optimistic and Re-Energized for Improving Economy

Flood Relief Efforts, Music Education Support are Main Themes for Three-Day Event NAMM today announced final registration and exhibitor numbers for 2010 Summer NAMM. At show close, NAMM reported a four percent decrease in registration from last year’s event,...
June 20, 2010

Day Three of 2010 Summer NAMM

Day Three: Music Products Professionals Leave Summer NAMM with Orders and Ideas; Enthusiasts Enjoy Wanna Play Music Sunday NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, hosted its third and final day of 2010 Summer NAMM with business...
June 19, 2010

Day Two of 2010 Summer NAMM

Day Two: Music Products Professionals Gather for Business, Information and Music NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, hosted the second day of 2010 Summer NAMM today at the Nashville Convention Center. The morning began with a...
June 18, 2010

Day One of 2010 Summer NAMM

Day One: The Music Products Industry Celebrates the Local Community Music Store, Supports Flood Relief in Nashville ...
June 11, 2010

"Be a Hit" with New Ideas and Strategies from NAMM U

Starting with a free meal and industry discussion at the daily Breakfast Sessions, followed by idea-filled presentations in the Idea Center every 30 minutes, it's easy to make some time to pick up new ideas on everything from social media to sales. Business leaders who know the market talk...
June 11, 2010

Check Out Summer NAMM Concerts, Events and Appearances

From a night of industry bands at the Pre-Show Party at The Hang on Thursday, June 17, to a day of fun on Wanna Play Music Sunday, June 20, Summer NAMM offers many ways to discover new ideas, watch the pros and enjoy live music while you're in Nashville. ...


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