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Aug 01, 2012, 05:47 ET Search for "Best Teen Band in the USA" Starts Today

Just in time for back-to-school, teen bands have the chance to showcase their talent by entering NAMM's fourth annual SchoolJam USA, a national teen...


Jul 02, 2012, 05:43 ET Summer NAMM To Welcome 74 First-Time Exhibitors In Nashville

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) welcomes 74 first-time exhibitors to the annual Summer NAMM musical instrument and products trade...


Jun 18, 2012, 05:47 ET NAMM Supporting Make Music New York's Thousands Of Free Concerts And Music-Making Events On June 21

"Make Music" celebrations will fill the air with music worldwide in 460 cities across 116 countries on June 21, 2012. The National Association of...


Jan 23, 2012, 05:57 ET NAMM Announces 6th Annual Wanna Play? Award Recipients

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) presented Wanna Play? Awards on the last day of its world-famous NAMM Show Jan. 22 to honor eight...


Jan 03, 2012, 01:10 ET With New Year's Resolutions Top of Mind, NAMM Challenges President Obama and All Americans to "Pledge to Play" a Musical Instrument in 2012

As Americans nationwide resolve to get fit, manage stress and save money this year, NAMM is urging them and President Obama to add playing a musical...


Dec 08, 2011, 05:47 ET Top Eight Finalist Bands Announced in NAMM's Third Annual SchoolJam USA Battle of the Teen Bands Competition

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), has announced the top eight qualifying bands in the third annual SchoolJam USA competition. The...


Nov 16, 2011, 05:47 ET Survey Reveals Americans Consider Gifts that Offer an Experience Such as Musical Instruments a Top Pick this Holiday Season

According to a new holiday retail survey commissioned by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), more than one-third of Americans prefer...


Nov 01, 2011, 05:47 ET Public Online Voting for Third Annual SchoolJam USA Battle of the Teen Bands Competition Begins Today

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) today announced that 117 teen bands have advanced to the next level of the third annual SchoolJam...


Oct 13, 2011, 05:47 ET Final Weeks to Enter NAMM's SchoolJam USA Battle of the Teen Bands Competition

The deadline is drawing near for teen bands all across America to vie for the title of "Best Teen Band in the USA," while raising funds for their...


Oct 02, 2011, 05:47 ET American PI of Ernst & Young Wins 11th Annual FORTUNE Battle of the Corporate Bands

In a competition that took executives out of the boardroom and onto the stage, American PI from Ernst & Young were named "Best Corporate Band" at the ...


Aug 30, 2011, 05:47 ET Finalists Announced in 11th Annual FORTUNE Battle of the Corporate Bands

Rock and roll bands featuring employees from eight FORTUNE 500 companies have advanced to the finals of the 11th annual FORTUNE Battle of the...


Aug 01, 2011, 05:47 ET NAMM's Search for 'Best Teen Band in the USA' Begins Today

Just in time for back-to-school, teen bands have the chance to showcase their talent by entering the third annual national SchoolJam USA teen battle...


Jul 21, 2011, 05:47 ET 2011 Summer NAMM Opens in Nashville

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) opened its 2011 Summer NAMM music products trade show today at the Nashville Convention Center,...


Jul 12, 2011, 05:47 ET 2012 NAMM Show's Hands-On Training Zone to Add Valuable Mini-Conference Presentations Examining Music and Media Technologies/Operations

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) today announced that its Hands-On Training (HOT) Zone, which serves as an education center for pro ...


Jul 06, 2011, 05:47 ET 2011 Summer NAMM Public Day Session Schedule Announced

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) today announced the schedule for its "Wanna Play Music Day" (July 23, 2011) during the 2011 Summer ...


Jun 13, 2011, 05:47 ET NAMM Invites Music Enthusiasts and Musicians to 'Wanna Play Music Day' at 2011 Summer NAMM, the Summer's Premier Musical Instrument and Product Trade Event

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) announced today that tickets are now available for Nashville's hottest musical instrument and...


May 06, 2011, 05:47 ET NAMM's National Music Store Weekend Applauds Small Business Leaders Who Champion Music Making in Local Communities

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) announced today that its National Music Store Appreciation Day returns to local communities on a...


May 05, 2011, 05:47 ET Halle Berry Tops List of America's Favorite Unexpected Musicians; Warren Buffet Ties for Second; Millenials Choose Funnyman Conan O'Brien Over 'It' Man Robert Pattinson

Better known for her elegant charm and enviable red carpet couture, multi-award-winning actress Halle Berry was recognized for her lesser-known role...


May 02, 2011, 05:47 ET NAMM's Fifth Annual National Wanna Play Music Week May 2-8 Kicks Off Today with 'Music Monday' in Schools Nationwide and Hopes to Inspire People of All Ages to Play Music Throughout the Week

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) kicked off the fifth anniversary of its National Wanna Play Music Week today, an effort to inspire ...


Mar 10, 2011, 06:04 ET NAMM Challenges America to 'Pledge to Play' a Musical Instrument

In a major new push to encourage more Americans to play a musical instrument, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) today announced the...


Feb 10, 2011, 07:33 ET NAMM Sees Positive Signs Ahead for Music Products Industry

On the heels of last month's record-breaking NAMM Show, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) today announced its anticipated schedule...


Feb 03, 2011, 10:30 ET Official Call for Entries: 2011 FORTUNE Battle of the Corporate Bands

The most important deadline in corporate America today is the call for entries for the FORTUNE Battle of the Corporate Bands. For the 11th...


Jan 18, 2011, 06:00 ET 2011 NAMM Show Closing Release: Solid Gains in Attendance and Exhibiting Companies

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) today announced the final registration and exhibitor numbers for the 2011 NAMM Show, the largest...


Jan 18, 2011, 06:00 ET Ohio Teen Band Peligro Wins SchoolJam USA Title, Named Best Teen Band by NAMM and Music Industry Leaders

A crowd of hundreds gathered at the Downtown Disney District on Saturday to cheer on 10 teen bands from across the country as they battled for the...


Jan 18, 2011, 06:00 ET NAMM Announces 5th Annual Wanna Play? Award Recipients

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) presented Wanna Play? Awards on the last day of its world-famous NAMM Show Jan. 16 to honor eight...