Namm Winter Show
Closes On A
International Music Products Association, today announced that some
65,490 industry professionals, a slight increase from last years
record-breaking attendance, came to Anaheim to see the latest music
products and learn new ways to improve their businesses at the 2002
NAMM Winter Show.
The NAMM Show, the
music products industrys largest gathering, wrapped up today
after four thrilling days of conference sessions, celebrity
sightings, performances and exhibits, showcasing the hottest products
the music products industry has to offer in 2002.
We made our
entire show sales in the first hour this show opened, said
Howard Chatt, Pignose Industries. Weve been very pleased
with the turnout this year, especially given the economy and the
events of 9/11, and its a great testimonial to the strength of
this industry and the people in it.
also seemed to be optimistic about the future. I know were
fighting a recession, but as far as Im concerned and our
company is concerned, were moving full steam ahead, said
Mike Zeman, Zeman Music. We had a pretty good Christmas and
things are looking up for 2002.
show this year demonstrated a very resilient business better
than many industries under the circumstances, said Don Johnson,
editor, Musical Merchandise Review. Most of the exhibitors we
spoke with were quite pleased and did a lot of great business here.
The focus and
theme of this years show, Uniting Our World Through
Music, rang true to show attendees and exhibitors as the
industry gathered to hear, play and experience music of every style.
Heavy traffic at the NAMM Member Success Center demonstrated the
industrys interest and commitment in creating new customers
from the earliest ages to older adults and seniors.
feelings from this years show will carry through the entire
year, said Steve West, chairman of NAMM and president of West
Music. This years show was about celebrating music and
its impact on us as people to heal and unite our nation and nourish
our creativity in all that we do.
industrys next gathering will be at the NAMM Summer Session in
Nashville, July 19-21. The next NAMM Winter Show will be held in
January 2003 at the Anaheim Convention Center.