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110th NAMM Show Reaches New Record Number of Registrants;
Industry Primed for Growth in 2012
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The National Association of Music Merchants, (NAMM), had it's 2012 trade show, the world's largest trade show of it's kind, at the Anaheim Convention Center, located at 800 West Ketella Ave. in Anaheim, Ca. January 19th - 22nd, 2012
“Winter” NAMM Show is the greatest and most important event in the world, for people in the music business. Unlike the GRAMMY's or other award shows, this show is a trade show for people who are in the business of making and selling musical instruments and other related musical equipment.
The annual trade show is the place where music products retailers meet face-to-face with manufacturers to make their biggest purchases and gain product knowledge for their stores in the year ahead. Throughout the four days of business deals, educational sessions and live music performances, the mood of the show was energetic and positive.
Many manufactures sponsor musicians, singers and other entertainers. Those lucky enough to have sponsors, often support their sponsors at NAMM Shows by signing autographs and/or performing with their sponsors products. Again this year, there were entertainers with all levels of fame, from all genres of the music industry in attendance. Including some of the greatest internationally know stars.
Entertainers and business people alike benefit greatly by meeting new people and making important new contacts as well as renewing old friendships at NAMM trade shows.At show close, NAMM reported 95,709 registered attendees, a six percent increase from last year and representing a new record for the 110-year-old show. What makes these number even more impressive, the NAMM Show is always CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. International registration also experienced a 15 percent increase from last year to 11,981.
This year the NAMM show had 1,441 exhibitors including 236 new exhibitors.
"Once again the NAMM Show served as the crossroads for musical instrument and live sound products manufacturers, retailers and their guests from all over the world,” said NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond. "We are extremely grateful to all of the NAMM Members, music educators, artists, partners and media who made this 110th NAMM Show a resounding success for the industry and a great start to 2012." To watch a cool video about this years show, click (here).
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. To watch a cool video about NAMM, click (here).
For more information about NAMM, interested parties can visit www.namm.org or call 800-767-NAMM (6266).
by Jungle Jim
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