Submissions for Artist Performances at 2017 NAMM Show Now Open

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Trombone Shorty at the NAMM Show [Photo from Getty Images for NAMM]

Trombone Shorty at the NAMM Show [Photo from Getty Images for NAMM]

The 2017 NAMM Show seeking bands and solo artists all genres to showcase their talents during the annual trade show, held January 19-22 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. Called the Bands @ NAMM program, the platform offers artists the opportunity to submit their act to play one of 150 live performances on one of five stages during the annual event. The annual NAMM Show is the largest music products show in North America.

Artists interested in performing at the NAMM Show can apply online here, and will be notified by late October if they have been selected. The submission process will close on Sept. 12, 2016. Bands @NAMM is open to all artists, of all ages, genres and compositions.


NAMM Show 2017 Badge Registration Opens on July 27

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

C96A7080_0Badge registration and hotel bookings for the 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA will open on July 27, 2016, the organization has announced. The show will return to the Anaheim Convention Center from Jan. 19-22, 2017.

Last year a record 101,726 attendees explored products from more than 1,700 exhibitors showcasing over 6,000 brands. Plus, attendees were able to choose from 120+ educational sessions and 150+ networking events.


CMT Social Media Survey Results

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Canadian Music Trade surveyed MI store owners, managers, and staff to find out if and how they are using social media in their businesses. Here are the results…

When did your company begin using social media for promotion, customer engagement, etc.?

Within the last year     4%

1-2 years ago               26%

3-4 years ago               30%

5-6 years ago               4%

7-9 years ago               17%

10+ years ago              13%

We don’t use social media 4%


D’Addario Kicks Off Summer NAMM with Invite-Only BBQ

Friday, June 24th, 2016

DSC_6605D’Addario kicked off their sixth annual invite-only pre-NAMM party last night at Soundcheck rehearsal studios in Nashville, TN. With great Tennessee BBQ along with beer and whiskey, authorized dealers and endorsers enjoyed music from Stephen Mougin’s Bluegrass All-Stars, resonator guitar virtuoso Rob Ickes and guitarist Trey Hensley, ambient looper William Tyler, and the explosive Andy Wood Trio.

Endorsers attending included Craig Krampf, Myron Howell (Jake Owen), Lee Joe Young (Travis Tritt), Jay Weinberg (Slipknot), father and son session drummer/bassists Jerry and Dave Roe, singer-songwriter John Berry, Bucky Covington, Bruce Bouton (Garth Brooks), metal legend Wolf Hoffmann (Accept), famed fretted instrument repairman Wolf Hoffmann and engineer/producers Michael Wagener and Bil VornDick. Industry friends from Fender, Taylor, Fishman and many others were also there to help get NAMM week started.


Time Running Out to Register for Expo-Scène 2016

Monday, April 25th, 2016

10 Expo SceneThere is only one week left to register for Expo-Scène 2016,which is returning to the Palais des congrès de Montréal from May 2-3, 2016, a month later than last year’s event.


Educational Schedule Now LIVE for 2016 Summer NAMM

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

FloorNAMM has released the lineup of educational sessions for this year’s Summer NAMM, which will be held at the Nashville Music City Center on June 23-25 . Organizers says that with more than 50 educational sessions filled with actionable strategies to their your business, attendees will leave the show ready to make the most of the prime holiday season. Click on each track below to see the schedule of these targeted sessions happening during the show and review the show map and register for badges now.