Thursday, January 22, 2015

What is NAMM?

This week, many of our readers will be inundated with social media posts and more about the 2015 NAMM Show. And many of those same readers will probably be asking, "What on earth is the NAMM show?" This post is for any of you who have that same question. 

What is the NAMM Show?

The NAMM Show, sponsored by the non-profit National Association of Music Merchants, is one of the largest music trade-shows on the globe. The primary NAMM Show is held every January at the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California. There is a smaller Summer NAMM trade show hosted annually in Nashville, Tennessee. 

The NAMM Show is a "trade only" event, meaning the show is not open to the public; you have work for a music organization (or know someone who does) to get in. At the show music equipment manufacturers, artists, dealers, and other industry professionals come together to network and do business. 

In addition to the business aspect of the show, the event draws famous artists from around the world for performances and concerts throughout the weekend. 

Who is NAMM? 

The National Association of Music Merchants is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the benefits and pleasures of music making around the globe. Through various NAMM events, grants, research and education, the organization strives to support the companies and organizations that bring the joy of music making to children and adults around the world. 

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