NAMM announces Music Industry Day June 25 in Nashville

At Summer NAMM, many artists give up close and personal live performances and demos to hundreds of musicians and fans who attend the semi-annual trade show gathering. Courtesy: www.namm.org

At Summer NAMM, many artists give up close and personal live performances and demos to hundreds of musicians and fans who attend the semi-annual trade show gathering.
Courtesy: www.namm.org

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) invites musicians, songwriters, sound and recording professionals, music educators, and students to experience Summer NAMM during Music Industry Day. Summer NAMM is an industry-only event held June 23-25 at Nashville’s Music City Center. On Saturday, June 25, Music Industry Day will open the doors to NAMM’s members-only trade show to learn and connect at professional workshops, see the latest in new gear from leading musical instrument manufacturers, and to enjoy a multitude of artist performances and events.

On Music Industry Day, music pros can experience the robust lineup of NAMM Idea Center educational sessions, as well as panels carefully curated to enhance the careers of artists, musicians, and songwriters. Industry experts, thought leaders, and Nashville names will cover topics ranging from cutting-edge social media strategies, to an insider’s look at guitar building, and insights on getting songwriting “cuts” from top names. Sessions will include: Social Media Strategies for Your Music Career; DIY Marketing for Musicians; Into the Sound Hole: Insights from Top Guitar Builders; The Targeted Hit Songwriter: Increasing Your Odds of Getting Cuts; The Pedal Summit; and Songwriting Tips from Nashville Pros.

Nearly 500 of the top musical instrument, accessory, and pro audio companies will be on hand offering attendees the chance to pick up and play. Exhibitors include Fender Musical Instruments, Gibson Brands, Martin Guitar, Pearl Drums, Roland, Taylor Guitars, Yamaha, along with emerging companies like Bourbon Barrel Guitars and StompLight Pedals. The big names in pro audio, including Alesis, American Music and Sound, Casio, Presonus, and Tascam will showcase new advancements in pro audio technology and must-have products.

At Summer NAMM, many artists and craftsmen offer hands-on opportunities to demo more than 1,000 pieces of gear and technologies presented on the show floor. Here, guitarist Phil Gates demos and talks quality for several new and popular Bugera Amps. Courtesy: www.namm.org

At Summer NAMM, many artists and craftsmen offer hands-on opportunities to demo more than 1,000 pieces of gear and technologies presented on the show floor. Here, guitarist Phil Gates demos and talks quality for several new and popular Bugera Amps. Courtesy: www.namm.org

Also on Saturday, Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange (AE3) will present the Future of Audio Summit during Summer NAMM’s TEC Tracks. Catering to all sound, studio, and stage professionals, these future-focused sessions will explore disruptive innovations in music and audio, hosted by leaders in the field. Sessions will include: Breaking the Fear of Machine Intelligence and Virtual Reality; The Future of Country Music with Kelsea Ballerini; The Future of Music City and Technology Innovation; The Future Guitarist; The Future of Metadata and Business Intelligence for Music Row; and The Future of Instrument and Amplifier Modeling. Music Industry Day will also welcome the American Eagle Awards and its honorees Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, and the Grand Ole Opry.

Summer NAMM Music Industry Day badges are currently available for purchase online and at the door. Admission is $10 if purchased online in advance at http://www.NAMM.org /musicindustryday and $20 at the door on the day of event. To explore Music Industry Day events further, visit http://www.NAMM. org/musicindustryday.

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association of approximately 10,300 member companies in more than 87 countries with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry and promote the pleasures and benefits of making music for people of all ages. NAMM is comprised located.

For more information, visit www.namm.org.