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The Bacon Brothers, Kevin and Michael, will perform on Thursday, January 15, 2004, to close the first day of 2004 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif. The talented recording artists are outspoken advocates of music education and have joined forces with NAMM, the International Music Products Association, and its outreach programs and resources to help make sure every child has the opportunity to experience the proven benefits of making music.

Centered around the theme “Believe in Music,” the 102nd NAMM Show opened today, bringing together a record 1,340 exhibiting companies, a record number of international attendees and thousands of retail buyers for the music products industry’s largest annual event in the United States.

Students from the Anaheim Union High School District today joined representatives from the City of Anaheim, the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, Yamaha Corporation of America and NAMM, the International Music Products Association, to kick off the opening of the 2004 NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America have formed an alliance to bring an after-school music program called “Get the Music Edge” to Clubs nationwide over the initial three years. Working specifically with NAMM’s teen initiative, The Music Edge, the program aims to bring music-making opportunities to young people who might otherwise not have them.

The first day of the 2004 NAMM Show opened with the sounds of the annual Fernand L. Petiot All-Industry Memorial Band marching through the exhibit halls as they played “Taking Care of Business.” Among the performers in this year’s band were students from the Anaheim Union High School District, who benefited from a $30,000 musical instrument donation, proceeds of last year’s NAMM Show concert.

The music product industry’s contribution to the 115th Rose Parade, a first-time entry from NAMM, the International Music Products Association, and Sesame Workshop, was honored with the Isabella Coleman Award for Color and Color Harmony Through Floral Use.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, has announced that Sir Ken Robinson, an internationally recognized expert in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources, will be the organization's first-ever opening keynote speaker. Sir Ken Robinson will open the 2004 NAMM Show with his address in the Anaheim Hilton California A Ballroom at 8 a.m. on January 15.

TEEN PEOPLE and PENCIL (Public Education Needs Civic Involvement in Learning) team up to host the first Music Appreciation Day at a New York City public school on January 13, 2004.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, today announced that it will co-sponsor a float in the 2004 Tournament of Roses Parade™ with long-time partner Sesame Workshop and the American Music Conference (AMC).

NAMM University continues to diversify its offering of online training courses with the addition of "Profit from Print! All You Need to Know about Print Music." Print music is the fifth-largest product line in the music products industry and has proven to be a lucrative market with retail profit margins of up to 50 percent.