The largest music trade show in North America, boasting more than 90,000+ attendees and hosting more than 1,400 exhibitors from over 90+ countries. An event like no other – the most important gathering of national and international music products industry leaders. A show that unites manufacturers, retailers and distributors for four days of new products, learning, networking, artist demonstrations and great live music.
The 110th NAMM Show presented by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). This year’s convention returns to Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Convention Center January 19-22, 2012. This is the entertainment and music can’t miss music event of the year!
Show Location & Hours
Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92802
Thursday, Jan 19 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday, Jan 20 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan 21 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, Jan 22 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
*Levels 2 & 3 and Hall E
open at 9:30 a.m.
NAMM is not open to the general public and attendees must be in the music products industry or be invited by a NAMM Member.
The four-day 2012 NAMM Show will highlight all of the latest instruments and state-of-the-art technologies that include everything related to music, such as guitars, drums, synthesizers, band and orchestra instruments, studio recording equipment, live staging and lighting, DJ gear and groundbreaking computer and tech software, and music-making smart phone apps and virtual games designed with the professional and consumer music-maker in mind.
A selection of items for you to choose follows:
In the midst of announcing a 50-city tour with The Beach Boys to celebrate the group’s 50th anniversary, Brian Wilson is now set to appear at the 110th NAMM Show next Wednesday to receive the Music for Life Award presented by NAMM President & CEO Joe Lamond. A Q&A immediately follows in which Wilson will discuss receiving the award, his 50 years in music and how music has impacted his life. The Music for Life award is NAMM’s highest honor and created to recognize individuals and organizations who demonstrate support for NAMM’s primary causes of promoting music education and creating more active music-makers. Past recipients have ranged from musicians to Congressmen, CEOs and beyond, including Quincy Jones, Bob McGrath and Yoko Ono. The 110th NAMM Show Media Preview Day is Wednesday, January 18 at the Anaheim Convention Center and Wilson will appear at Noon.
MUSIC MADNESS UNDER ONE ROOF
The 110th NAMM Show will host scores of the music industries finest all under one roof during its four-day event. The guests include: Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne; Brian Wilson; John Mayer; Tommy Lee; Dave Navarro; Band from TV, featuring Scott Grimes, James Denton, Greg Grunberg, Adrian Pasdar and Bob Guinney; teen pop-star Greyson Chance; Michelle Phillips; Tito Jackson and Jermaine Jackson; Kenny Loggins; Lisa Loeb; Weird Al Yankovic; Jazz musician and former Yankee Outfielder, Bernie Williams; Jeff “Skunk” Baxter; Phil Ramone; Skid Row, Phil Collen; a killer Living Legends Jam Session line-up; the WWE’s Chris Jericho (a pro-wrestlers that sings); and more . . . Begins Thursday, January 19 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
The music worlds’ newest, never seen before instruments, apps, devices and more will be featured at the 110th NAMM Show next week. The unique, unusual and exciting include the customizable DUBE (see attached) a percussion box designed by former English footballer Dion Dublin; signature guitars from music’s best and brightest will launched; apps that help compose and learn such as Pocketstrings and Lick Packs will be demonstrated. Moreover, no music event would be complete without RockStarPyro, devices that shoot flames from guitars, drums and even trumpets (see attached) are not to be missed. All this, plus four days of music’s celebrity stars, begins Thursday, January 19 through at the Anaheim Convention Center.
NUMBERS TO SING ABOUT
On the heels of CES, the 110th NAMM Show’s is currently expecting (and still counting, 90,114 attendees, 1,417 exhibiting companies representing over 90 countries, countless new instruments, apps and music gear, and an unending array of music legends, icons and today’s chart-toppers. The NAMM Show is the largest music trade show in North America and presented by the National Association of Music Merchandisers, a non-profit association that unifies leads and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry.
The National Association of Music Merchants, commonly called NAMM in reference to the organization’s popular NAMM trade shows, is the not-for-profit association that unifies, leads and strengthens the $17 billion global musical instruments and products industry. NAMM’s activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages. NAMM is comprised of more than 9,000 Member companies. For more information about NAMM, interested parties can visit www.namm.org or call 800-767-NAMM (6266)
Source: NAMM & Graphics credit to: NAMM
Editor’s Note: Diversity News Magazine and TV have been approved to cover NAMM from (Media Preview Day: Wednesday, January 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.)Wednesday, January 18, 2012 to Sunday, January 22, 2012.