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NAMM, the International Music Products Association, today announced that it is seeking worthy candidates to serve as the association’s director of market development, responsible for creating and implementing programs to help the industry target new customers. Rob Walker, NAMM’s current market development director, will be returning to his family in Australia after a successful three-year stint with the organization.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, faced the music when its experiment to bring together music educators, the music products industry and families and music makers of all ages from the Minneapolis/St. Paul area to the Music and Sound Expo ended with mixed results. At show close, NAMM had issued badges to approximately 1,200 public attendees.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, today opened the Music and Sound Expo, the 102-year-old organization's first educator- and public-targeted show held in conjunction with the National Biennial Conference of MENC, the National Association for Music Education.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, today announced its intent to invest the largest dollar amount in the association’s 102-year history back into the music products industry in the form of new market-building programs and initiatives. The association is now searching for worthy programs and ideas from within and outside of the music products industry.

In support of national “Music in Our Schools Month,” NAMM, the International Music Products Association and AMC, the American Music Conference, brought legendary singer Isaac Hayes and actress, director and producer Rosanna Arquette to entertain kids at the “Music Makes A World of Happiness” celebration and party on Capitol Hill. The event featured a special performance from the new CD A World of Happiness by the Anne Beers Boy Choir of Washington D.C., a VH1 Save The Music School.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, today announced final registration and exhibitor numbers for the association’s recently concluded four-day NAMM Show in Anaheim. At show close, NAMM reported an astonishing 10 percent increase in overall registration for a grand total of 74,236 registrants. The organization previously announced breaking the all-time record of exhibitors with 1,340 companies exhibiting at this year’s NAMM Show.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, ended its 2004 NAMM Show today with more crowds, more business and more entertainment. The day kicked off with an entertaining performance by the Suburban Legends in the Anaheim Convention Center lobby before the doors opened. Other live performances followed throughout the day in the NAMM Member Success Center, on the outdoor convention center stage and outside of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus.

Many attendees got an early start to the third day of the 2004 NAMM Show by taking part in a variety of early-morning activities. Sales representatives were invited to a breakfast roundtable program, and all show-goers were welcome at the NAMM University sessions scheduled. Just before the exhibit halls opened, a crowd gathered in the Anaheim Convention Center lobby to take in a lively performance by Benise.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, today held its Annual Meeting of Members presided over by Chairman Paul Heid during the 2004 NAMM Show. After introducing past presidents in attendance, Heid called for the vote of the new slate of the NAMM Board of Directors. The following NAMM Members were elected for service from 2004 to 2007:

An early-morning performance by the Wicked Tinkers ushered in the second day of the 2004 NAMM Show. Once the doors to the exhibit halls opened, crowds poured into the halls for a full day of attending business meetings, checking out products and getting autographs from well-known musicians in attendance.

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