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Jan 13, 2011, 12:00 ET 2011 NAMM Show Opens in Anaheim

The NAMM Show, the largest music products trade show in the world, opened today at the Anaheim Convention Center welcoming tens of thousands of...


Jan 05, 2011, 06:07 ET Disney Channel Star Bridgit Mendler and Disney XD Star Adam Hicks to Emcee NAMM's 2nd Annual SchoolJam USA Finals at Downtown Disney District

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 5, 2011 –The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) today announced that up-and-coming Disney stars Bridgit Mendler...


Dec 15, 2010, 06:07 ET U.S. Schools and Organizations Unite in Song for Music Monday

On May 2, 2011, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) will again partner with the Canadian-based Coalition of Music Education in its...


Dec 06, 2010, 05:47 ET Top 10 Finalist Bands Announced in NAMM's Second Annual SchoolJam USA Battle of the Teen Bands Competition

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), has announced the top 10 qualifying bands that received the most public votes in the second...


Nov 01, 2010, 05:57 ET NAMM Announces 48 Semi Finalists in 2nd Annual SchoolJam USA Teen Battle of the Bands Competition

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) today revealed the names of the 48 semi-finalist teen bands who have advanced to the next level of ...


Oct 04, 2010, 06:41 ET 'Shale Play' of Chesapeake Energy Wins 10th Annual Fortune Battle of the Corporate Bands

No strangers to outshining the competition, top executives from Chesapeake Energy stole the spotlight in a new way on Saturday, when their...


Sep 16, 2010, 06:03 ET Music Industry Leaders Named as Judges in the 10th Annual Fortune Battle of the Corporate Bands

An elite panel of four music industry judges, comprising of rock legends and music industry leaders, will select the 2010 best corporate rock band in ...


Sep 07, 2010, 02:53 ET Back-to-School Survey Shows 'Glee,' 'Camp Rock 2' Fuel Kids' Desire to Learn and Make Music Despite School Budget Cuts

School choirs, drama clubs and bands are set to win the popularity contest this fall, thanks to shows like "Glee" and "Camp Rock 2." Today NAMM...


Aug 17, 2010, 06:05 ET Finalists Announced in 10th Annual Fortune Battle of the Corporate Bands

Eight of the best rock bands from top companies across the country have advanced to the finals of the 10th Annual Fortune Battle of the Corporate...


Jun 01, 2010, 08:00 ET NAMM and the Music Products Industry Lend a Hand to Nashville for Flood Relief

In the wake of the recent Nashville flood and ongoing recovery efforts, NAMM, the 109-year-old trade association of the international music products...


May 07, 2010, 08:00 ET 1st Annual 'National Music Store Appreciation Day' Honors Local Business Heroes, Inspiring Musicians and Promoting Music Education

National Wanna Play Music Week, May 3-7, ends on a high note with the Friday announcement of National Music Store Appreciation Day by NAMM, the trade ...


May 03, 2010, 08:00 ET May 3-7: 'National Wanna Play Music Week' Celebrated in North America, Encouraging All Ages to Experience the Enjoyment of Music Making

National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) kicks off the fourth annual "National Wanna Play Music Week" today, with nationwide music-making...


Apr 12, 2010, 06:03 ET The Pretty Reckless, Rock Band Fronted By Taylor Momsen, Promote National Wanna Play Music Week, May 3-7, Hollywood's Brightest Stars Shine In Support of Making Music

DAS LABEL/Interscope's The Pretty Reckless was announced today by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) as an official spokesgroup of...