NAMM ’08

The NAMM Show ’08 starts this Thursday January 17th and runs through Sunday the 20th, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. It should be interesting to see what this part of the music industry is doing. We already know the record labels are losing ground fast, so we need another part of this multi-billion dollar music bizness to reclaim progress. Last year was about innovation, so let’s see what’s on the bench for this year, who’s on the panels, where are the workshops, and when are my favorite bands playing?

Friday January 18th from 5:30 – 6:30pm, The NAMM All-Star Lobby Jam in the Anaheim Convention Center Lobby will feature many world famous artists including Alan White, Buck Dharma, Joe Vitale, Ray Dorset (aka Mungo Jerry), Seymour Duncan and
Spencer Davis.

Plus the John Lennon Bus will make a stop and will be doing live presentations on their mobile studios. And don’t forget the Annual All-Industry Drum Circle. And there’s a bunch of clinics for guitar, bass, keyboards, media, software and hardware, plus the usual host of celebrity and guest musician showcases and after hours receptions to attend.

The Wanna Play? campaign will educate people about how beneficial playing a musical instrument is, and to inspire more people–from children to seniors–to become active participants in music making.

The Wanna Play? campaign was designed by NAMM, the not-for-profit trade association for the international music products industry. NAMM is comprised of more than 9,000 local music stores, manufacturers and affiliates that believe in music and wanted to develop a program focused on improving peoples’ lives by connecting them with the proven benefits of making music.

Monday, January 14th, 2008
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2 Responses to “NAMM ’08”

  1. VintageP Says:
    January 14th, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    I guess I was among the 82% who wished they had learned an instrument as I picked up the guitar at age 50. To be honest, much of my experience has been what they promote on the site. I’ve gotten a lot of enjoyment out of it as well as spending a lot of money on gear at my community retailer!

  2. David Says:
    January 14th, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    Now that is a great story! At least you did not let it go, and did pick it up. I started early, but never really took it serious enough.

    I love your site too, especially the name GuitarBoomer.