News Releases

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, today announced it will work with MENC: The National Association for Music Education to produce its entry in the 118th Tournament of Roses Parade. This year's float will celebrate the music products industry's commitment to music education and will feature live performances by the Oak Ridge Boys, a 100-member honors chorus singing "The Star-Spangled Banner," as well as a live drum circle.

Music enriches us all, and the seeds for appreciating it are planted in childhood. The HBO Family presentation, "The Music in Me: Children's Recitals From Classical to Latin, Jazz to Zydeco," profiles young musicians around the country from different musical and cultural traditions. The first segment of a three-part series debuts Saturday, Oct. 7, from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m./PT exclusively on HBO.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, hosted the first meeting of its recently formed Ad-hoc Technology Committee, which will address business-to-business (B2B) technology standards for the industry. This committee, formed earlier this year, met at industry headquarters in Carlsbad during August to begin drafting solutions to improve industry commerce.

NAMM today announced a new benefit to make health insurance available to its Members. The new service will be offered by Mercer Health & Benefits, a leading health care solutions provider and subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, today announced that its summer NAMM conference, the industry's second U.S. gathering, will take place July 27–29, 2007, in Austin, Texas.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, recently launched the Independent Retailer Online Forum at, a place on the Web for NAMM Members to share ideas and facilitate open discussion about issues and challenges specific to independent retailers.

A brand-new event for the MI industry has been announced for May 2007 in Beijing: CIMM – China International Music Market. Positioned as a "player's show" for the domestic China market, CIMM will bring instrument makers and suppliers from all over the world together with musicians, dealers and retailers from Beijing and the northern part of China.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, announced today that Mary L. Luehrsen, director of Public Affairs and Government Relations, has been named to the advocacy committee of the International Society for Music Education (ISME) and the national steering committee of the Arts Education Partnership (AEP), representing NAMM’s Membership and the music products industry.

A new U.S. Gallup Poll reveals Americans of all ages are continuing to pursue music making and offers insight into the attitudes behind this passion as part of the 2006 Music USA: NAMM Global Report.

For the first time, NAMM, the International Music Products Association, will present professional development courses at Music China, October 18–21, 2006, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The NAMM University sessions will bring together leading industry experts from all over the world, cementing the fair's position as a critically important MI industry event in Asia.