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The 2022 NAMM Show Moves from January to June


Sept . 8 th , the National Association of Music Merchants ( NAMM ) announced that it ’ s moving The 2022 NAMM Show from January to June in Anaheim , CA . The new dates are June 3-5 , which is about six months later than its typical January run . As well , with the move of The NAMM Show to June , the organization has decided not to hold Summer NAMM in Nashville for the 2022 year , effectively combining the two shows .
NAMM says the new dates will offer global industry leaders , buyers , sellers , educators , artists , media , and music makers the opportunity to reconnect and renew their businesses while taking greater advantage of reimagined indoor and outdoor events , activations , professional development sessions , an expanded digital reach , and more . The annual show brings together businesses and professionals from across the globe ’ s music , audio , and live event products industries .
“ The industry has not stopped evolving and innovating during the pandemic , and The NAMM Show is evolving , as well . As the health and safety of our members remains top of mind , and after carefully listening to companies here in the U . S . and around the world , the new dates will help members maximize their opportunities and accelerate what has arguably been a transformative time both in new products and in how they come to market ,” says Joe Lamond , NAMM president and CEO . “ I imagine this gathering will have the kind of impact of a Beatles moment or the introduction of MIDI — definitely one you will not want to miss .”
The association also says the return of The NAMM Show and the change in dates addresses ongoing concerns about pandemic activity , new product development and launches , available inventory , and current travel restrictions .
On Friday , Jan . 21 st , NAMM will host a one-day global livestreamed event called Believe in Music . Building on the success of this year ’ s Believe in Music Week , the livestreamed event will again welcome leaders across the music and events industries , music educators , and music makers to connect in a live , online setting and take part in sessions and experiences . In total , 2021 ’ s Believe in Music Week welcomed 93,226 industry professionals and attendees from 187 countries and territories .
For more information as it becomes available , including more about its health and safety measures , go to www . namm . org / thenammshow .