Strong Australian Attendance at the NAMM Show

The NAMM Show had a large antipodean attendance in 2020 attending what was, as has been the case annually for a while now, the biggest show yet. NAMM’s importance as an international event is really reaching a zenith and the additional training aspects added for the broader music, sound and production industries has given the show a large dose of extra grunt in content and attendances. The professional development aspects grow in quality, with the Ideas Centre sharing great industry ideas and achievements to full houses. Logistically the show keeps improving with traffic in and out of exhibits with the creation of a an exhibits precinct, a big improvement.
A credit to the organising team, the NAMM Show is an amazing showcase to the music, sound and production industries.
The show highlights the advocacy efforts the NAMM Foundation as well as the international network that has developed. The AMA was represented at the ICC Meeting of countries by Anthony Ursino and Rob Walker, where the panel discussed issues such as sustainability, how to better engage in Make Music Day,
We also attended meetings with NAMM International and Government Affairs directors as well as president, Joe Lamond. The AMA also assisted in the development of the NAMM Oral History Library. Greg Phillips was all over the show shooting content for members too, and bringing the new release news first to Australia.
The Annual AMA reception was at capacity and enjoyed by all at the end of a long Friday.
Adelaide retailer Cecere’s Music was presented with a NAMM Milestone Award at a gala breakfast event, to highlight a year when Australia was very well represented.

Left: Andrew Collyer, Managing Director of Hal Leonard Australia at his first NAMM Show on the impressive Hal stand. Right: NAMM CEO Joe Lamond with Claudio and Joe Cecere after presenting a NAMM Milestone Award for the 50th Anniversary of Cecere’s Music in South Australia

Left:Anthony Ursino, Graham Hoskins & Michael Jago at the NAMM Reception Right: Neville and Linda Kitchen with Nashville based Aussie, Joe Robinson, whose signature Maton was released at NAMM

Left: NAMM CEO, Joe Lamond welcomes Andre Hine and Chris Green of Mannys, with Roger Clapton and Michael Jago to the now annual NAMM reception.
Right: Greg Aitken of Brass Music Specialists with colleague Bodhi Scott-Jones

Left: Glenn Haworth presents to a packed house at the NAMM Ideas Centre.
Right: Australis’ Adam Goglis with Chris Herring of Yamaha Music at the show reception

Left: AMA President, Yamaha’s Michael Shade with now Seattle based Brendan Callinan, CEO of Roland Cloud
Right: Nick Middleton Roland & Miles Jackson Cole Clark Guitars

Left: Nathan Biggin and Michael Sher Right:Kristjan Snorrason of Music Junction with Tim Fogarty and Yamaha’s Michael Gonthier