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Jun 10, 2014, 09:00 ET
Make Music Day 2013 (PRNewsFoto/Make Music Day)

Make Music Day--The World's Largest Global Music Event--Announces Line-Up

On June 21st, the world's largest interactive, annual music event, unified as the Make Music Day celebration (www.makemusicday.org), will be taking...

Apr 16, 2014, 09:00 ET

This Summer The World Joins Together To "Make Music"

 The world's largest annual music event, unified as the Make Music Day celebration (www.makemusicday.org), will be held on the summer...

Sep 10, 2013, 08:47 ET
Getty Images photo of 2013 NAMM Show floor.  (PRNewsFoto/National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM))

Live from Anaheim, January 23-26: The NAMM Show Amplifies the Music Industry

Dynamic music industry event to 'turn up the volume' with new networking events, 5,000+ brands, product debuts, and live entertainment...

Jun 06, 2013, 05:47 ET

Summer Solstice Brings First-Ever National Music Day to the United States

The longest day of the year fills with music as 25 city-wide celebrations along with smaller ones coast to coast join in the first-ever National...

May 28, 2013, 05:47 ET

The NAMM Foundation And Northwestern University Partner On First-Of-Kind Music Training Research Projects

Just how large a role musical training plays in developing children's critical language and learning skills is what Northwestern University's Dr....

May 07, 2013, 05:47 ET
Folk and Bluegrass Instrument Boom Rocks NAMM in Nashville.  (PRNewsFoto/National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM))

Folk and Bluegrass Instrument Boom Rocks NAMM in Nashville

 A colorful, populist revival is underway for traditional bluegrass and folk instruments according to current sales trends and anecdotes from...

Apr 30, 2013, 05:47 ET
NAMM Fills Nashville's New Music City Center with Opportunities for Success.  (PRNewsFoto/The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM))

NAMM Fills Nashville's New Music City Center with Opportunities for Success

 NAMM and Nashville – two names that are practically synonymous with making music. Summer NAMM returns July 11-13, 2013 to the city...

Mar 06, 2013, 05:47 ET
Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers (photographed here) and Other Renowned Artists Join Music Industry's DC Fly-In to Advocate for Music Education.  (PRNewsFoto/The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), Photo Credit: Laura Glass)

Artists Join Music Industry's DC Fly-In to Advocate for Music Education

 On March 19 and 20, artists Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bernie Williams, former NY Yankee and Latin...

Jan 31, 2013, 16:59 ET
Just Play: New NAMM Foundation PSA Campaign Unveiled at 2013 NAMM Show.  (PRNewsFoto/National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM))

Just Play: New NAMM Foundation PSA Campaign Unveiled at 2013 NAMM Show

National PSA campaign reminds all people to drop the excuses and just play music  This past weekend, at the close of its most...

Jan 28, 2013, 17:00 ET
Global Music and Sound Industry Finds Success at the 2013 NAMM Show.  (PRNewsFoto/National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM))

Global Music and Sound Industry Finds Success at the 2013 NAMM Show

When the business is music, it's a fine line between good times and work. Produced by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM),...

Jan 10, 2013, 08:04 ET

NAMM Honors Year's Best Ads Featuring Music Making

The creative uses of musical instruments and music-making products in television commercials will be honored at the 2013 NAMM Show as the industry...

Jan 08, 2013, 05:47 ET

New Wave of Tech-Learning Products and Apps Debuts at the 2013 NAMM Show

According to a new Harris Poll commissioned by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), technology such as musical apps and online...

Dec 27, 2012, 05:47 ET
Retro Look and Sound Meet New Technology at NAMM Show.  (PRNewsFoto/The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM))

Retro Look and Sound Meet New Technology at NAMM Show

Manufacturers create guitar, bass, amp and drum lines to meet recent demand for vintage looks and sounds in unique gear with a boutique feel A...

Dec 18, 2012, 18:37 ET
Latest Developments in Pro Sound and Lighting Emerge when Brands and Buyers Connect at the 2013 NAMM Show.  (PRNewsFoto/The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM))

Latest Developments in Pro Sound and Lighting Emerge when Brands and Buyers Connect at the 2013 NAMM Show

 Pro sound, lighting and staging professionals from around the world will converge with the music instrument and product industry at the 2013...

Nov 28, 2012, 12:55 ET

Click to Play

A new Harris Interactive survey commissioned by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) found that technology such as YouTube videos,...

Nov 05, 2012, 17:33 ET
Strong School Band and Orchestra Sales Driving Retail into NAMM Show.  (PRNewsFoto/The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM))

Strong School Band and Orchestra Sales Driving Retail into NAMM Show

School band and orchestra sales remain strong this fall as the music product and instrument industry prepares for the 2013 NAMM Show's return to...

Oct 09, 2012, 07:47 ET

Pick Holiday Gifts That Strike the Right Chord

 Guided by industry trends, retailer feedback and consumer sentiment, The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and Making Music...

Oct 09, 2012, 05:47 ET
Clif Bar Wins Best Corporate Band in America at the FORTUNE Battle of the Corporate Bands on October 6, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (PRNewsFoto/The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM))

Clif Bar Wins Best Corporate Band in America at the FORTUNE Battle of the Corporate Bands

 Rock and roll bands comprised of employees from eight national companies owned the night at the 12th annual FORTUNE Battle of the Corporate...

Mar 20, 2012, 13:10 ET

Last Call for Entries: 2012 FORTUNE Battle of the Corporate Bands

With just 11 days left until the entry period closes, The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) together with the Rock and Roll Hall of...

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