More Educational Opportunities & Exhibits to Characterize Summer NAMM

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

08 SumNAMMExhibit booking are up over 10 per cent from last for Summer NAMM 2015, which will be held July 9-11 at Nashville’s Music City Center. Organizors say this year’s show will be characterized by expanded professional development offerings, a surge of first-time exhibitors, and an amplified presence from pro audio brands.

“Our members who have attended Summer NAMM these past few years have told us how important it was to their growth and success,” says Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. “The industry is changing and opportunities are emerging quickly. We are dedicated to producing this efficient and affordable mid-year gathering to assist our community music store members and the exhibitors who support their growth.”


PRS Guitars to Host 30th Anniversary Concert & Celebrations

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
PRS Guitars founder Paul Reed Smith

PRS Guitars founder Paul Reed Smith

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, PRS Guitars is hosting a free two-day event this June featuring a free concert at Rams Head Live in Baltimore and an open house at PRS Guitars’ manufacturing facility in Stevensville, MD.

The free concert is on Friday, June 5th at the Rams Head Live in Baltimore, MD.  Attendees to this all-ages concert will be treated to performances by Col. Bruce Hampton & The Aquarium Unit featuring Jimmy Herring and the Paul Reed Smith Band  with Dennis Chambers on drums and Rhonda Smith on bass. A third act will be announced closer to the date.


Summer NAMM Housing & Registration Now Open

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

NashvilleHotel reservations and badge registration for 2015 Summer NAMM are now open. Summer NAMM will take place in Nashville, TN from July 9-11, 2015.

Click here to book your hotel. The deadline for NAMM discounted hotels rates is June 18.

Click here to register for your badges. The free badge deadline is June 24.


RPMDA Convention Bringing Print Music To Las Vegas

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

04 RPMDAThe Retail Print Music Dealers Association’s (RPMDA) annual convention is heading to the newly-renovated Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, NV from April 29 to May 2, 2015.

The convention program is organized in a three track program format, which features sessions targeted for the novice print music employees, print buyers or managers, and owners or general managers. There will be no repeated presentations.


More Details Released for Expanded 2015 Canadian DJ Show

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

CDJThe Canadian DJ Show presented by Pioneer DJ has announced its 2015 Toronto dates. Previously a two-day event, the 2015 Toronto CDJ Show now features a third day of events, educational sessions, and networking opportunities. It’ll be taking place March 13-15 in downtown Toronto and will focus on professional development, unique training opportunities, and exclusive product releases for DJs, producers, and music enthusiasts of all skill and experience levels.

The 2015 venue is the Hilton Toronto, located at Richmond Street West and University, in the heart of downtown Toronto. It is a larger venue than previous years with more space to accommodate larger exhibits, special features, and guests than ever before. The CDJ Show features the latest equipment, technology and information that the DJ and music industries have to offer. Organizers say this year’s show will easily be the biggest in CDJ Show history.


Music Education In the Spotlight at 2015 NAMM Show

Monday, December 15th, 2014

moby-innocenets-launchThe NAMM Show, running Jan. 22-25, 2015 in Anaheim, CA, gathers music education leaders, college music faculty, and music-career seeking students through events hosted by the NAMM Foundation. Renowned musician, DJ, and composer Moby, and award-winning inspirational speaker Richard Gerver will headline five days of networking, volunteer work, educational, sessions and research briefings. Music students and educators can register for the 2015 NAMM Show at

“Music education – both formal and informal – is a pathway of learning that fuels each generation of music makers,” says NAMM Foundation Executive Director Mary Luehrsen. “NAMM Foundation is honored to welcome the music students and educators to soak up the innovation and inspiration that abounds at the NAMM Show.”