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January 20, 2010

2010 Namm Show Musical Success

The 2010 Namm Show was held in Anaheim this weekend to a large number of visitors, performers and retailers. This was the 108th year for the show.

The annual trade show is the place where music products retailers meet face-to-face with manufacturers to make their biggest purchases or gain product knowledge for their stores in the year ahead.

“This year’s NAMM Show marks a critical turning point for the international music products industry,” said NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond. “A strong NAMM Show signals the beginning of a comeback with buyers returning to their hometowns with renewed energy, passion and hope for a strong 2010, and exhibitors enjoying strong floor traffic and sales as they introduced hundreds of new and innovative products to the market.”

A highlight of the event was the feature of Quincy Jones who talked about music education.

Also on hand to promote the importance of music education in schools was Yoko Ono. Ono also celebrated the 70th anniversary of John Lennon’s birth at a press conference held on the Thursday.

Other events included performances by Jason Mraz and Ted Nugent; and celebrity appearances by Julianne Hough of Dancing with the Stars, Slash of Guns and Roses and Velvet Revolver, Eddie Van Halen, Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stevie Wonder, Orianthi and Gene Simmons of KISS and hundreds of touring artists and band members.

Yamaha Corporation of America celebrated its 50th anniversary in the United States with a star-filled dealer concert featuring Vince Gill, Michael McDonald, Natalie Cole, John Ondrasik, Jon McLaughlin and Jason Mraz.

The 2010 Summer Namm Show will be June 18-20, 2010 in Nashville, TN.
The 2011 Namm Show will be January 13-16 in Anaheim CA.

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pictured: Yoko Ono and Quincy Jones photo credit: NAMM
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