NAMM 2014NAMM 2014

NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), commonly called NAMM in reference to the organization's popular NAMM trade shows, is the not-for-profit association that promotes the pleasures and benefits of making music.  NAMM is one of the most popular trade shows in the world. Every winter, music dealers, vendors, buyers, musicians, press and more spend four days in a musical instrument candy store, better known as the Anaheim Convention Center.

For someone attending NAMM for the first time it can be overwhelming.  Each year DaBelly is blessed with the opportunity to walk through approximately 6 football fields of the coolest music gear.  There are hundreds of thousands of square feet of floor space stuffed with every imaginable type of musical instrument and equipment to manufacture musical instruments.  If you want it you will find it at NAMM.

For product manufacturers and distributors and service providers, the event provides a venue to network, tout their wares and check out the competition. For retailers, it is a place to find what they may want to stock in their stores, as well as a attend educational seminars that can help them with their businesses. For musicians, it is a playground full of the latest gear, a spot to show off their talent and a chance to connect with a few of their fans without stress. For journalists, it's four days of hard work, enjoyable work, but nonetheless hard.

As usual DaBelly had a full crew on hand to cover this mega event.  We have text and video reports from our editor Naughty Mickie, staff writer Sara Lambeth, staff photo/journalist Sally Schwartz, our publisher Dave Schwartz and two correspondents - Jules Beuck and Dean Lee.  We focused on the business side of music this year. We looked for some intriguing and innovative products to share with you.  We think we found them. 

Suhr 2014 Factory Party

MXL Audio for Video Microphones

Travis Bean Guitars (Video Interview)

Ibanez 8 and 9 String Guitars (Video Interview)

Hell Guitars


Fluence Pickups by Fishman  (Video Interview)
Clear Tune Monitors

Westone Custom Monitors

Sony HDR MV1 Music Video Camera

Remo Drums Showcases Rose Parade

IK Multimedia (Video Interview)

Henry Nam  (Video Interview)

Sony Sound Forge

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