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. At the July 18 awards event held during the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, eight additional awards were presented to retailers.
The Coalition on Coalitions at Summer NAMM addressed state-level music education advocacy efforts as part of the SupportMusic Coalition. The discussion was moderated by Mary Luehrsen, NAMM Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations, and included these NAMM Member State Coalition Representatives:
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. Fish and Wildlife Services and President and Founder of Gold Tone, Wayne Rogers. Topics included:
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. The day presents the opportunity for these enthusiasts to demo the gear of tomorrow, network with music industry leaders, designers and artists, and enjoy live performances and music workshops.