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NAMM to Produce Summer NAMM in Nashville Through 2013

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Association Changes Show Days, Adds Top 100 Dealer Awards, Sat. Public Day

CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 4, 2010 — NAMM today announced its plans to produce the industry‘s summer gathering in Nashville, Tenn., July 21-23, 2011 and confirmed that show dates for the event are being held through 2013. NAMM also promised to add new features to provide both attendees and exhibitors with increased value including:

Different show days/hours and permanent move to July—Summer NAMM will begin on Thursday and run through Saturday. Also, through 2013, the event will be held in July.

Top 100 Dealer Awards —Like NAMM‘s Best Communities for Music Education program that recognizes and honors communities that support music, NAMM's new Top 100 Dealer Awards will honor the best ideas and the leading dealers. This new program will be an educational experience for NAMM Members designed to lead the industry towards greater success for all.

Saturday public day—Continuing the industry‘s work to introduce more people to the benefits and fun of playing music, Saturday will be open to the public. With the full support of the City of Nashville and the local music community, NAMM will produce a regional marketing campaign to promote Saturday at Summer NAMM.

“These past few years, even in the depths of the recession, our Members came to Nashville to network, attend NAMM U sessions and do their fall buying,” said Joe Lamond, president and CEO, NAMM. "NAMM Member companies, especially independent dealers and innovative exhibitors have told us that they want and need this show, and we‘re resolved to support them."

More information about the 2011 Summer NAMM event will be available at www.namm.org/summer in early 2011.

About NAMM

NAMM is the not-for-profit association that unifies, leads and strengthens the $17 billion international 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 approximately 9,000 Member companies. For more information about NAMM or the proven benefits of making music, interested parties can visit www.namm.org or call 800-767-NAMM (6266).

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