What is NAMM?
“NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), established in 1901, is the not-for-profit association that strengthens the $17 billion global music, sound and event technology products industry.” Ref: www.namm.org
The NAMM Show
Each year NAMM hosts two primary trade shows, the winter show in Anaheim, CA, and the summer show in Nashville, TN. The Winter NAMM Show, being the largest, welcomed around 95,000 people this year (a 6% increase from the previous year). Needless to say (though it appears I’m saying it anyway), this is a huge event.
Companies use these shows to connect with buyers (often music store owners), form and strengthen networks, make sales, and showcase new products often with high-caliber endorsers providing live demonstrations. This year, we decided to head to Anaheim and talk with some of the companies that interest us. We recorded some great interviews and are in the process of sharing them on our brand new YouTube Channel.
Guitar Ramble Interview Videos
We were fortunate enough to speak with performers, owners, and representatives of some impressive companies including Bedell, Eastman, Lowden, Zoom, Visesnut, Greer, Journey Instruments, Suhr, and Chapman. Seven videos are already up, with many more to come.
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We Also Performed
There was one more reason for our attendance at this show – our duo, Terminus Falls, performed! Thanks to Eastman for lending us some beautiful sounding guitars to perform with. We’ll be posting a review of the guitars along with footage of our performance soon as well.
Check out Terminus Falls Website
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