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Sep 19, 2017, 18:00 ET The Best in Pro Audio and Sound Production to be Honored at the 33rd Annual NAMM TEC Awards

The NAMM Foundation is pleased to announce nominees for the 33rd NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards. The annual awards are...


May 31, 2017, 18:00 ET Jonathan and Susan Lipp of Full Compass Systems Present the Best Communities for Music Education Award to Senator Tammy Baldwin in Washington, D.C.

Last week, Jonathan and Susan Lipp of Full Compass Systems presented Senator Tammy Baldwin (WI) with a flag representing the 25 districts in...


May 30, 2017, 18:00 ET Robin Walenta of West Music Presents the Best Communities for Music Education Award to Senators Joni Ernst and Charles Grassley in Washington, D.C.

Last week, Robin Walenta, President and CEO of West Music presented Iowa Senators Joni Ernst and Charles Grassley with a flag in representation of...


May 23, 2017, 09:30 ET The NAMM Foundation Honors Senator Bob Casey with the SupportMusic Champion Award

On Monday evening, The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) honored Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) with the organization's SupportMusic...


May 11, 2017, 12:21 ET Audio Engineering Society to Join The 2018 NAMM Show in New Format: AES at NAMM

With a vision to continue to strengthen the music and pro audio industries, The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and The Audio...


Apr 04, 2017, 12:30 ET 527 Districts and 92 Schools Recognized as Best Communities for Music Education by The NAMM Foundation and U. of Kansas

This week, 527 school districts and 92 schools across the nation are being recognized by The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM)...


Jan 19, 2017, 14:16 ET Robbie Robertson Accepts The Music for Life Award at The 2017 NAMM Show

At The 2017 NAMM Show, legendary songwriter-musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Robbie Robertson (The Band, Bob Dylan) was presented...


Oct 27, 2016, 13:00 ET Aerosmith's Co-Founding Member & Lead Guitarist Joe Perry to Receive Les Paul Award at 32nd Annual NAMM TEC Awards

As part of its 32nd Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards (NAMM TEC Awards), The NAMM Foundation has announced that rocker Joe...


Jan 25, 2016, 19:16 ET Music Industry Hits High Notes at 2016 NAMM Show

The music industry returns home to businesses worldwide with innovative ideas and products that will bring the power of music to the masses. Held...


Jan 21, 2016, 13:00 ET Graham Nash Honored with "Music for Life" Award at 2016 NAMM Show

 The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) honors Graham Nash with its "Music for Life" award for his 40-years of legendary musical...


Oct 01, 2014, 10:30 ET Live from Anaheim: The 2015 NAMM Show, January 22-25

Registration opens today for NAMM members planning to attend the 2015 NAMM Show. The world's largest trade-only event for the music products...


Jun 22, 2014, 16:27 ET NAMM Members Demonstrate Music's Mass Appeal on Make Music Day

 Banding together the music industry placed the power of making music into the hands of people worldwide on Make Music Day, June 21. Gathering...


Jun 03, 2014, 16:40 ET Rising Summer Sales of School Band and Orchestra Instruments Trumpet Encouraging Signs

 A current bright spot in music instrument sales also reflects steady support for school music programs. For the fifth consecutive year,...


May 15, 2014, 15:51 ET Next Week: First Lady Michelle Obama, The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the Department of Education, and the National Association of Music Merchants to Highlight the Importance of Arts Education

First Lady Michelle Obama, the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH), the U.S. Department of Education, the National...


Dec 18, 2013, 13:26 ET Electronic Dance Music's Rising Popularity Fuels Growth in DJ Product Segment at the 2014 NAMM Show

New products debut to meet growing demand from aspiring DJs and pros alike  The personalities, products and emerging technology fueling...


Sep 12, 2013, 05:07 ET Finalists Announced In 13th Annual FORTUNE Battle of the Corporate Bands

 Narrowed from a pool of more than 30 applicants, the nation's top eight company-sponsored bands are set to face off in a live competition at...


Sep 19, 2012, 19:41 ET Music Making Helps Boomers Stay In the Groove

With growing research evidence supporting music's beneficial impact on the brain, leading advocates for healthy aging are encouraging past and...


Sep 19, 2012, 05:47 ET Finalists Announced In 12th Annual FORTUNE Battle of the Corporate Bands

 Get ready to see executives strumming guitars and belting out lyrics to an audience of hundreds of rock enthusiasts. Rock and roll bands...


Aug 28, 2012, 05:47 ET Study First to Detail the Costs of Comprehensive Music Education

A first-of-its-kind study outlines the actual costs of a comprehensive k-12 music education program. The research funded by the National...


Jul 16, 2012, 15:14 ET NAMM Brings Leaders of Music Product Industry Together for Three Days of Business, Education and Entertainment in Nashville

From networking with current vendors and scoping out new brands to learning at NAMM U sessions and taking in the Nashville nightlife, the music...


Jul 10, 2012, 13:45 ET Summer NAMM Public Day Offers Access into Exclusive Music Products Event on July 14th

 The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) will open the typically trade-only event, Summer NAMM held in Nashville, Tenn. to all for...


May 11, 2012, 05:47 ET NAMM's National Music Store Weekend Celebrates Small Business Leaders Who Influence Music Making in Local Communities

National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) announces the annual National Music Store Weekend, held this year from May 11 to May 13. Announced...


May 09, 2012, 15:26 ET President Obama Tops List of America's Favorite Unexpected Musicians; Actors Meryl Streep and Robert Downey, Jr. Tie for Second

Survey Reveals America's Favorite Celebrities With Surprising Musical Talents in Celebration of NAMM's Annual National Wanna Play Music Week, May...


Apr 30, 2012, 16:14 ET NAMM Announces Activities in Sixth Annual National Wanna Play Music Week (May 7-13)

Once again, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is calling on all aspiring musicians to pick up a musical instrument and play during...


Apr 19, 2012, 13:28 ET NAMM Asks Music Lovers Across North America to Simultaneously Play Music in Support of Music Education on 'Music Monday' 2012

On Monday, May 7, nearly 600,000 students across Canada and the United States will join together in song in a collaborative show of support for...