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  • Joe Lamond to Step Down as President and CEO of NAMM in Early 2023

    frank | June 28, 2021Earlier today at the annual NAMM Board of Directors meeting, Joe Lamond, NAMM president and CEO, shared his intention to step down as the leader of the 120-year-old trade association, effective spring 2023. Lamond, who has served at the helm of NAMM for the past 20 years, will work with the NAMM Executive Committee over the […] Read More...
  • NAMM Announces Webinar on Potential Impact of Lacey Act on Imported Instruments

    Mike Lawson | June 9, 2021CARLSBAD, CA — NAMM noted an early June advisory from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife services indicated that, on July 1, 2021, a wide range of imported musical instruments, including drums, clarinets, flutes and piccolos, and others will be required to file a Lacey Act import declaration. More details from NAMM (www.namm.org): While the industry […] Read More...
  • NAMM’s Museum of Making Music to Celebrate Grand Reopening on June 15

    Mike Lawson | May 17, 2021After several years of planning and a recently completed remodel and transformation of its physical space, NAMM’s Museum of Making Music will celebrate its grand reopening to the public on Tuesday, June 15. Read More...
  • Former U.S. Secretary of Education Duncan Announced as Keynote Speaker for the NAMM Advocacy Summit

    Mike Lawson | May 12, 2021Arne Duncan, former U.S. Secretary of Education and current managing partner at Emerson Collective, will kick off NAMM’s Virtual Advocacy Summit. The four-hour online event takes place on Tuesday, May 25 from 1–5 pm ET and 10 am–2 pm PT Read More...
  • Former U.S. Secretary of Education Duncan Announced as Keynote Speaker for the NAMM Advocacy Summit

    SBO Staff | May 12, 2021Arne Duncan, former U.S. Secretary of Education and current managing partner at Emerson Collective, will kick off NAMM’s Virtual Advocacy Summit with a discussion about leading change—and leadership during times of change. Gather online with NAMM members, music educators, parent advocates, and nonprofit and community organization leaders to strengthen music education advocacy to assure music […] Read More...
  • MMR, Sister Publication to Choral Director, Donates Archive to the NAMM Resource Center

    SBO Staff | April 15, 2021Timeless Communications president Terry Lowe donated the archives of SBO sister publication Musical Merchandise Review magazine to NAMM’s Resource Center. MMR's first issue was published in 1879. Read More...
  • MMR, Sister Publication to SBO, Donates Archived Magazines to the NAMM Resource Center

    Mike Lawson | April 15, 2021Timeless Communications president Terry Lowe donated the archives of SBO sister publication Musical Merchandise Review magazine to NAMM’s Resource Center. MMR's first issue was published in 1879. Read More...
  • NAMM Foundation Honors Communities and Schools for Music Education Efforts

    SBO Staff | April 13, 2021CARLSBAD, CA – The NAMM Foundation recently recognized 686 school districts in 40 states as among the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME). Along with the association’s celebration of K-12 music teachers who have found creative solutions amid a global pandemic, 80 U.S. schools are being honored with SupportMusic Merit Awards. More details from NAMM […] Read More...
  • NAMM Foundation Honors Communities and Schools for Music Education Efforts

    Mike Lawson | April 13, 2021The NAMM Foundation recently recognized 686 school districts in 40 states as among the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME). Along with the association’s celebration of K-12 music teachers who have found creative solutions amid a global pandemic, 80 U.S. schools are being honored with SupportMusic Merit Awards. Read More...
  • Some NAMM 2021 Virtual Show Content Still Available; In-Person Summer NAMM Set for July 15-17

    Mike Lawson | March 3, 2021NAMM announced that while its Believe in Music Week online portal has officially closed as of Feb. 28, some of  the educational and entertainment content lives on, and those interested in accessing on-demand articles and videos can do so by going to namm.org. NAMM is also planning to welcome in-person attendees to its next major event, Summer NAMM, July 15-17, 2021. Read More...
  • NAMM Announces ‘Believe in Music’ Week

    Mike Lawson | August 10, 2020

    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and with the health and safety of NAMM members as the first priority, NAMM is reimagining how to connect all facets of the industry while benefiting those most deeply impacted by COVID-19 with the launch of Believe in Music: The global gathering to unify and support the people who bring music to the world.

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  • The NAMM Foundation Joins Over 50 Organizations to Support Arts Education as Essential During COVID-19 Pandemic and the Future

    Mike Lawson | May 27, 2020

    As policymakers plan for school reopening in the fall, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation has joined over 50 national music and arts organizations in a statement that supports an arts education for all students.

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