Dave Kessler's Music Blog
Just on guy's view on this crazy industry!

The NAMM show is the biggest (in the USA) industry convention show held the 3rd weekend in January in California. While plenty of individual players & customers do get in to the show, this is a closed show that is intended for the industry meaning that most people cannot get in. So every year, I post my “NAMM Report” with a few highlights from that year’s show. As always, I am only going to discuss things that are more or less positive. I do not post anything negative about a brand or product.


It’s a bit of a joke every year after the show that this years show “was the best show ever” even though the past few years have been OBVIOUSLY lower attended by both exhibitors and attendees. In fact, the morning that I started writing this post, I received an email from MMR (Musical Merchandise Review magazine) stating “While naysayers will no doubt gripe about ‘padding the numbers,’ official figures are up”… naysayer or not, I do agree that this year, the show was the busiest that I have seen since (more…)