Summer NAMM's Breakfast Sessions offered ideas and information to help take your business to the top—and now you can access these fresh industry perspectives online. Tune in to:

Next year's Summer NAMM will take place at Nashville's new Music City Center, a state-of-the-art facility with a wide green pavilion encircling the building on all sides, allowing for space to host major conventions, as well as a beautiful venue for art and musical performances.

This live recording from Summer NAMM features Joe Lamond's Interview with Bill Ivey, from the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy, discussing creative aging and policy and how local music stores can become a hub of not only music making but meaning making.

NAMM Summer is moving into the brand-new, state-of-the-art convention center for its 2013 show in Nashville, July 11-13, and we’re taking the show to a whole new level.

Saturday at 2012 Summer NAMM kicked off with the popular NAMM U Breakfast Session, "Best in Show," hosted by Frank Alkyer, Music Inc., with panelists Billy Cuthrell, Progressive Music Center; Vincent Nemeth, U Rock Music Center; Lisa Kirkwood, Discount Music of Jacksonville; Mike Guillot, Mississ

Alto Music wins "Dealer of the Year," while other retailers take home wins in "Best Of" categories, as NAMM recognizes excellence in music products and instruments retail. The Top 100 Dealer Awards celebrate the best business practices by U.S.

Check out the sights and sounds of Summer NAMM in Nashville as music product companies from around the world unveil their newest products.

NAMM will honor many outstanding retailers during Summer NAMM at the Top 100 Dealer Awards gala on Friday, July 13, 2012, beginning with dinner at 6 p.m., and the award ceremony at 6:45 p.m.

NAMM honors many outstanding retailers during Summer NAMM at the Top 100 Dealer Awards gala on Friday, July 13, 2012. In addition to recognizing this distinguished group at a festive dinner gala, NAMM announced the winners of 11 "Best Of" categories, including Dealer of the Year.

Independent music dealers from around the country flocked to Nashville to take advantage of all the great free professional development sessions available at Summer NAMM, starting with its popular new Retail Boot Camp.