The Candyman Strings & Things of Santa Fe, N.M., is the 2014 ‘Dealer of the Year,’ awarded by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) at the fourth annual Top 100 Dealer Awards.

The Coalition on Coalitions at Summer NAMM addressed state-level music education advocacy efforts as part of the SupportMusic Coalition.

The Intellectual Property Forum brought together music product creators, innovators, fabricators, business owners and managers concerned about securing and protecting their intellectual property.

The Recreational Music Making Forum during Summer NAMM addressed opportunities in local communities and the best ways to reach out to customers to engage them in the joys of making music.

The Import/Export Forum during Summer NAMM addressed updates on current import/export regulations and how they affect industry businesses. Jim Goldberg of Goldberg Associates and Mary Luehrsen, NAMM Director of Public Affairs, hosted officials from the U.S.

The SupportMusic Coalition Webinar “Live from Summer NAMM” gathering highlighted NAMM Members who are ramping up music education advocacy in their states and local communities, and their strategies for success.

Summer NAMM was filled with exciting exhibits, lively entertainment and powerful education. Check out the photo gallery to see it all!

On Saturday, July 19, Summer NAMM opens its doors to musicians, music lovers and pro-light, audio and staging professionals in Music City.

Check out the NAMM Acoustic Nation Stage in the lobby outside Hall A for great live music!

After busy days of show setup for the 438 exhibitors, 2014 Summer NAMM is now open in Nashville's Music City Center.