News Releases

Music Hackspace, the MIDI Association, and NAMM have now closed the entries to the first MIDI Innovation Awards. The difficult process of selecting 10 finalists from 78 amazing entries - including hardware, software, and even installations based on MIDI - is now complete.

On Thursday, January 21 at 10:30 a.m., as part of NAMM's Believe in Music week, composer, conductor, lyricist, and creator of the Virtual Choir, Eric Whitacre, alongside ground-breaking singer-songwriter Imogen Heap, will take part in a special session - "The Golden Brick." In the session, Whitacre, who is one of the world's most performed composers, will share the creative process that he uses to create unforgettable compositions.

NAMM is pleased to announce that at Believe in Music week, multi-platinum, GRAMMY® award winners Garth Brooks and Melissa Etheridge will be the recipients of the organization's "Music for Life" award. The annual award will be presented at the opening interview sessions on Thursday, January 21 and Friday, January 22, 2021, and recognizes individuals or organizations for their musical accomplishments and inspiring more music makers.

TECnology Hall of Fame founder George Petersen and the NAMM TEC Committee have announced five defining audio products and innovations as the newest entrants to the prestigious TECnology Hall of Fame (TECHOF). The designations, which were voted on by a panel of audio experts, including authors, educators, engineers, and other professionals, honors audio products and innovations that have made a significant contribution to the advancement of audio technology and production.

On Wednesday, January 20, during NAMM’s Believe in Music

At NAMM's Believe in Music week, the online global gathering to support the people who bring music to the world, The NAMM Foundation, in collaboration with Steinway & Sons and the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, is hosting a new virtual event to celebrate the piano and pianists: Worldful of Pianos.

Make Music Winter, a free celebration with exuberant and participatory musical processions, performances and virtual events in twenty U.S. cities on Monday December 21, announced its complete schedule today at

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is pleased to announce the list of enterprising music product retailers to be honored at the organization's Top 100 Dealer Awards. Now in its tenth year, the annual awards honor retailers who demonstrate exceptional commitment to their stores, neighborhoods, and customers and share in a vision of creating a more musical world through their local communities.

Sitting at the heart of the industry’s crossroads, NAMM’s Believe in Music week (January 2021) — the online, global gathering to unify and support the people who bring music to the world — will offer 150-plus professional development and training sessions for all sectors of the music products, pro audio and entertainment technology industries, and NAMM Foundation education for music educators and administrators, nonprofit professionals, and college-aged students and faculty, among others.

Make Music Winter, a free, outdoor celebration with exuberant and participatory musical parades, performances and events in dozens of US cities on Monday, December 21, today announced a return for its tenth-anniversary edition.