NAMM Committee Releases Latest Version of Industry Standards

Ad-hoc Technology Committee releases Version 2007.1 business-to-business standards for the music products industry.

January 17, 2008

NAMM’s Ad-Hoc Technology Committee released another two components of its business-to-business technology standards for the music products industry. These documents, the Invoice Document and Item Document are key components of the XML-based industry standard, which has been dubbed Version "2007.1." Previously published documents include the Purchase Order Document, Functional Acknowledgement Document and the Advanced Shipping Notice Document.

The committee met at the NAMM Show to put the finishing touches on the documents. The release consists of XML-based documents meant to streamline and improve electronic transactions between trading partners in the music products industry. The committee is also working to add additional documents to the specifications. These additional components are expected to be published later this year.

The Ad-Hoc Technology Committee comprises technical experts who represent NAMM Member companies. The committee is made up of Paul Ward, Roland US; Robin Walenta, West Music; MaryAnne DelMundo, Guitar Center; Jerry Grochowski, Hal Leonard; Steve LaMonde, Kaman; Greg Bryniak, D’Addario; Amy Pearson, Sweetwater; William McGloine, Korg; Pat Murphy, Tri-Tech; Gary Duvall, Yamaha; Tami Ramey, Musician’s Friend; Jason Berry, Musician’s Friend; and Dan Kessler, NAMM.

The version 2007.1 specification is published on NAMM’s B2B micro site at icon link This site is open to all NAMM Members and also features related B2B discussion forums and other resources for NAMM Members.

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