NAMM to Work with Guitar Player, Bass Player, Keyboard, Electronic Musician, Modern Drummer Magazines on SN11 Public Day

Leading Enthusiast Magazines Will Promote Summer NAMM Wanna Play Music Day this Spring/Summer

Mar 30, 2011, 05:04 ET from NAMM

CARLSBAD, Calif., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wanna Play Music Day, which will be held on Saturday July 23 during 2011 Summer NAMM (July 21-23, 2011) in Nashville will get some additional promotional help from several of the leading musician-targeted consumer magazines in the industry thanks to a new alliance announced today by NAMM, and publishers New Bay Media and Modern Drummer Publications.

In addition to promoting the event to more than 1,000,000 combined musician subscribers each month in print and online, the publications will offer a free three-month subscription to all Wanna Play Music Day ticket buyers, and will participate in creating consumer clinics, master classes and themed events for the public visiting the show on Saturday.

"On Saturday, July 23, we're changing the sign out in front of Summer NAMM from TRADE ONLY to MUSICIANS WELCOME!," said Joe Lamond, president and CEO, NAMM. "And we couldn't think of a better way to tell them about it than by working with some of the leading consumer magazines in the industry."

Tickets for Summer NAMM's Wanna Play Music Day are $15 in advance (before July 8) $20 thereafter (July 8-23) and go on sale April 19, 2011 at

About Music Player Network

The Music Player Network of publications for musicians performing and producing music includes Guitar Player, Bass Player, Keyboard, and Electronic Musician magazines and related websites, eNewsletters, and events. For more information please visit Music Player Network is a division of NewBay Media, LLC.

About Modern Drummer

Published continuously since 1977, Modern Drummer is dedicated entirely to the art of drumming and caters to the needs of amateur, semi-pro, and professional drummers. Features include interviews with name drummers, new product news and reviews, industry events, and a complete roster of columns dealing with all phases of the art and the instrument. For more information, please visit

About NAMM

NAMM is the not-for-profit association that unifies, leads and strengthens the $17 billion international musical instruments and products industry. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages. NAMM is comprised of approximately 9,000 Member companies. For more information about NAMM or the proven benefits of making music, interested parties can visit or call 800-767-NAMM (6266).

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