Maximizing your NAMM Membership Beyond The NAMM Show

The 2020 NAMM Show Member Center

One of the best-known benefits of joining NAMM is access to The NAMM Show. Attending the global gathering at the crossroads of the music, pro audio, and entertainment technology industries is the ultimate experience to share in the latest innovations, expand professional networks, and make lasting connections to ensure the success of your business. But did you know that The NAMM Show is only one of the reasons any prospective member should consider when looking to enhance their professional impact in the industry? 

By joining your community and becoming a NAMM Member, you are poised to take your business to the next level by capitalizing on the many year-round opportunities NAMM presents.

As a Member of NAMM, access to a global community of professionals will be at your fingertips. NAMM helps facilitate these critical relationships with an array of networking opportunities, the distribution of the online membership directory, impactful industry communications, and its continuing support of groups like the NAMM Young Professionals (NAMM YP) and Women of NAMM (WoN) and its programming.

NAMM champions its Members and their involvement with issues and advocacy to support our industry. NAMM provides policy updates on the issues impacting members – from pocketbook issues, import/export compliance, and business relief opportunities available to our industry – to the organization’s long history in music education advocacy. Furthermore, NAMM creates educational material for its Members perfectly suited for in-store distribution, and community marketing kits and coordinates impactful lobbying events for Member participation with its Fly-In and Hill Day events.

NAMM Membership includes discounts on job postings within the NAMM job board, allowing recruitment of top talent across the industry. In addition, NAMM offers its Members a wealth of insurance options, global payment solutions, access to the most current and relevant information through NAMM’s Global Report, shipping discounts, and consumer financing.

In addition to The NAMM Show’s mindfully curated educational tracks and dynamic programming, NAMM provides continual access to hundreds of engaging and relevant education sessions, both in-person and online. In addition, the NAMM U e-newsletter provides Members with year-round educational resources for new strategies, tips, and ideas to grow your music business. Members also have access to a wealth of free webinars designed to maximize your potential, regardless of what facet of your business. Member-only webinars cover topics like “How to Make Effective Videos for Instagram, TikTok, YouTube”, “How to Network with Confidence Before, During, and After the Event”, and more.

By joining NAMM, you become a part of the Circle of Benefits model. The Circle of Benefits reinvests in growing more music makers through the work of The NAMM Foundation. The includes music/brain research, grant programs to music-making organizations, the SupportMusic Coalition, and special projects like the annual Make Music Day (June 21), the global celebration of making music.

The NAMM Foundation also includes the Museum of Making Music (MoMM). Located at NAMM Headquarters in Carlsbad, California, the MoMM celebrates the accomplishments and impact of the people who make, sell, and use musical instruments and products. It does this through unique exhibitions, vibrant and varied live music performances and innovative educational programs for schools and the public.

No matter what part of the industry you most closely identify with, there are benefits to joining the legion of NAMM Members that extend beyond access to The NAMM Show. Whether you are a current NAMM member or are just beginning to explore everything NAMM has to offer, NAMM is committed to your continued growth, and the continued growth of our industry.

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