Tag: NAMM

Southern Comfort

Southern Comfort

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Emanating from the gorgeous Music City Center, this year’s Summer NAMM, held from July 17 to 19, delivered some “southern comfort” with its trademark blend of bustling product exhibits, progressive education sessions and fun nighttime events. The thousands who descended on an unseasonably cool and cloudy Nashville all seemed to agree their investment to attend […]

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Help NAMM Tell The World To ‘Just Play!’

Help NAMM Tell The World To ‘Just Play!’

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The NAMM Foundation’s 2014 public service announcement (PSA), titled “Bring More to Life,” is now playing for potential music makers worldwide. The second TV-ready PSA in the “Just Play” campaign focuses on the power of playing music. NAMM members are encouraged to share the new NAMM Foundation PSAs in their stores, on Web sites, social media, and […]

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The Value Of Music Education Is Incalculable

The Value Of Music Education Is Incalculable

| August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

My friend Jim Anderson, the Director of the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, recently reminded me of something I did when we were both in band together at Ben Geyer Middle School years ago. He said that one day I came into basketball band practice with the various instrumental parts all written out for a song […]

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113 Years Of NAMM

113 Years Of NAMM

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here you are at the NAMM show again. Did you know that NAMM is 113 years old? There was a book published in 2001 called NAMM 100th: A Century of Service to the Music Products Industry, written by Jane Freundel Levey. The reason I know this is I have a copy of the coffee-table book […]

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Mapex’s SONIClear Bearing Edge

Mapex’s SONIClear Bearing Edge

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Mapex Drum Company will be highlighting its SONIClear bearing edge by introducing the addition of the bearing edge to the MyDentity line of kits. In addition, Mapex will be displaying its new Armory and Mars series kits, which also feature the SONIClear bearing edge, along with the new arsenal of Armory snare drums. Because […]

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P. Mauriat’s Greg Osby Signature Sax

P. Mauriat’s Greg Osby Signature Sax

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

P. Mauriat has unveiled a marquis series of saxophones developed with master jazz musician Greg Osby. In early 2011, Osby approached P. Mauriat with several ideas about how the ideal alto saxophone should sound and look. After two years of intense research and design, the Greg Osby Signature model has arrived. The collaboration has resulted […]

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UNLOCK YOUR STORE’S POTENTIAL

UNLOCK YOUR STORE’S POTENTIAL

| June 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Summer NAMM Will Give You The Key… And Here’s Why Well, it’s official: summer has finally come! For most of us, the season’s arrival evokes images of baseball games, frosty cups of beer, hot dogs, backyard barbecues and, perhaps, a passing thought that The Retailer is going to bring you another “same old, same old” […]

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NAMM Invades Washington DC

NAMM Invades Washington DC

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

NAMM’s DC Fly-In allows members to evangelize NAMM’s vision of a world in which every child has a deep desire to learn music and a recognized right to be taught. This year’s Fly-In, the largest ever, included a day of service at Savoy Elementary, advocacy training at the Kennedy Center, a celebration of Turnaround Arts […]

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Striving To Create A More Musical World

Striving To Create A More Musical World

| May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

“So, now that the NAMM show is over, I guess you folks can take it easy for a while, right?” It’s a remark we sometimes hear (and one I might have even said myself when I worked at Skip’s!) when another NAMM show has drawn to a close. And, to many people, it might appear […]

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NAMBACKER B2B Networking Group Welcomes Three New Members

NAMBACKER B2B Networking Group Welcomes Three New Members

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

NAMBACKER B2B Networking Group has added three NAMM exhibitor manufacturers as dues-paying members since the 2014 Anaheim show. The first new member is Rick Schubb, Owner of Schubb Capo Company, celebrating his 40th year in the business. As a sign-up bonus, Schubb received a corporate video filmed at their NAMM exhibit free of charge. See Shubb’s […]

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