A new venue, more brands and major buying power built to a crescendo as the music product industry converged in Nashville for the largest Summer NAMM in five years.

"DrumLine Battle Summer NAMM" launched at noon on Saturday in the plaza at the Music City Center.

The last day of 2013 Summer NAMM wrapped up with "Best in Show," a roundup of the best products and services at the show.

Summer NAMM set the scene for celebrating community music stores—and for recognizing 2013's Top 100 Dealers and their efforts as the most proactive and innovative dealers in our industry!

Beacock Music Company Inc. of Vancouver, WA is the 2013 ‘Dealer of the Year,’ as recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) at the Top 100 Dealer Awards held at Summer NAMM in Nashville on July 12.

Friday's Breakfast Session, Take the Stairs, was presented by Rory Vaden, New York Times best-selling author of Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success.

Moderated by NAMM Foundation Executive Director Mary Luehrsen, the SupportMusic Coalition's July webinar—“Live From 2013 Summer NAMM"—highlighted Nashville's Music Makes Us music education reinstatement effort.

On Thursday, the NAMM Foundation hosted a luncheon to raise awareness of Nashville’s Music Makes Us program and to celebrate what has been accomplished since it began a year ago.

A hot breakfast and great discussion kicked off the first day of 2013 Summer NAMM. The NAMM Retail Summit, hosted by NAMM President/CEO Joe Lamond, offered ideas for increasing store traffic and sales during the holiday season.

The new Music City Center, industry icons, educational sessions, live music—we've captured it all!