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The Business Crossroads of Music, Sound and Event Technology

The NAMM Show is the definitive platform for the music, sound and event technology communities to unite, featuring more than 7,000 brands, cutting-edge industry education, as well as exclusive special events, concerts and experiences.

The 2018 NAMM Show Wrap Up

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Benefits of Attending

  • Access to over 7,000+ brands
  • 400+ educational sessions
  • 150+ free networking events
  • Hundreds of concerts & performances
  • Free breakfast every morning at NAMM U
  • Exclusive rates at official NAMM show hotels
  • Discounts on flights and ground transportation
  • Deals at restaurants & attractions around Anaheim
  • Assistance for international travelers requiring a visa or ESTA
  • Year-round education & discounted business services

Who Should Attend?

Build business relationships that will last for many years to come as exhibitors, retailers, buyers and influencers from around the globe gather together to connect and grow.

All Members of the National Association of Music Merchants are invited to attend The 2019 NAMM Show. Qualified representatives from organizations that are not eligible for NAMM membership, including pro audio, live event and themed entertainment professionals, buyers and influencers from houses of worship, studios, concert halls, universities, casinos, hotels and other venues, as well as music educators and music majors may apply for a General Attendee badge to attend the show.

NAMM Members

The following categories qualify to be a NAMM member:

  • Retailers
  • Distributors and importers/exporters
  • Rental providers and installers
  • Repair technicians
  • Original equipment manufacturers
  • Component suppliers
  • Independent sales representatives
  • Industry service providers
  • Publishers of sheet music
  • AV Systems Integrators

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General Attendees

 The following categories qualify to be a general attendee:

  • Pro audio engineers
  • Live sound professionals
  • Event technology professionals
  • Theme park operators
  • Touring and staging professionals
  • Venue and studio representatives
  • Houses of worship representatives
  • Educators and instructors
  • Students
  • Buyers of music, sound and event technology products

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    With 7,000+ top music, sound and event technology brands present, there are plenty of exciting and innovative products to explore. 



    Featuring music instrument communities from fretted to school band and orchestra


    Showcasing a global collection of pro audio, live sound and recording brands

    Event Technology

    Displaying an expansive array of new products and solutions for live event professionals


    A collaboration with associations, media groups and thought leaders provide a wide range of education and special event opportunities for the sound and event technology communities

    Expanded Campus

    A sprawling campus features new product communities, education centers, festival areas, wider aisles, and more food options.


    Experience hundreds of professional education sessions you won't find anywhere else. Explore topics on business development, marketing, best practices, industry secrets and so much more.

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    Music Retail & Business


    Retail Innovation Summit

    A full-day immersion into new trends, innovations and strategies to transform your business. Requires additional registration.

    NAMM Idea Center

    Focused sessions held every half-hour that cover proven ideas, best practices and how-to tips.

    NAMM U Breakfast Sessions

    NAMM's opening sessions features big speakers and big-picture ideas, along with free breakfast.

    Music Educators & Students


    Music Education Days

    Programming for music teachers and administrators to preview the latest instruments, products and tools that are relevant to today's music classrooms.


    Exclusive programming for college music students and faculty members to help their career and student development.

    Event Technology



    Education tracks for event technology professionals in lighting, lighting networking, rigging and safety.

    Lighting&Sound America and PLASA

    Multiple sessions for entertainment technology professionals to help them stay up to date on current trends and bolster their skills.

    Pro Production by FoH and PLSN

    A series of event technology sessions hosted by Front of House and Projection Lights & Staging News.

    Audio Production



    A premier education and training program for working professionals in live sound, recording and performance audio. Requires additional registration.

    TEC Tracks

    Big-picture sessions on high-profile topics in recording, live sound and music business.


    Future-focused sessions that explore how advanced audio applications are transforming the music industry, production and performance.


    Free Dante certification training for pro audio and event technology professionals. Requires additional registration.

    Policy & Non Profits


    Policy Sessions

    Sessions covering topics on government policies that affect music businesses, such as tax reform, trade, regulatory compliance, intellectual property and more.

    Nonprofit Management Institute

    A series of five progressive sessions that cover best practices, fundraising and governance, and more.


    Enjoy a variety of entertainment including prestigious awards, performances and networking events throughout the show.

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    Thursday, January 24


    Happy Hour for Behind the Scenes – 6–8 pm

    A charity event that provides financial assistance to entertainment technology professionals or their immediate family who are seriously ill or injured.

    The NAMM Foundation Celebration for Music Education – 6–8 pm

    Celebrating the many donors and supporters of the NAMM Foundation’s efforts and to encourage attendees to join its efforts.

    NAMM Night of Worship – 7–10 pm

    Join your peers for a lively worship session with dynamic Christian music artists as they sing popular and powerful contemporary songs.


    Friday, January 25

    Parnelli Awards – 6 pm–12 am

    Join us for a night honoring live event professionals who are leading the industry with excellence. Gather for good drink, good food and celebration.

    She Rocks Awards - 6–10 pm

    An event paying tribute to women in the music industry hosted by the Women’s International Music Network.

    Roomful of Pianos Day 1 – 5:30–6:30 pm

    This event features two nights of symphonic masterworks, performed on the nation's foremost assemblage of pianos.

    Yamaha All-Star Concert on the Grand – 6–8:30 pm

    An all-star line-up from Yamaha that promises an unforgettable multi-artist extravaganza set to crank up the volume to 11.

    Saturday, January 26

    Grand Rally for Music Education – 9:30–10:30 am

    A celebration for music education to honor its champions and advocates.

    TEC Awards – 6–9:30 pm

    The “Oscars” of the pro audio and sound recording industry honoring products and innovations in the worlds of music making, live performances, video games, television and films.

    Roomful of Pianos Day 2 – 5:30–6:30 pm

    This event features two nights of symphonic masterworks, performed on the nation's foremost assemblage of pianos.