Anaheim, CA (January 24, 2012)—The 2012 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Winter NAMM Show reported 95,709 registered attendees, a six percent increase from last year and a new record for the convention.
International registration also experienced a 15 percent increase from last year to 11,981. The association reported 1,441 exhibitors at this year’s show, including 236 new exhibitors.
“Once again the NAMM Show served as the crossroads for musical instrument and live sound products manufacturers, retailers and their guests from all over the world,” said NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond. “We are extremely grateful to all of the NAMM Members, music educators, artists, partners and media who made this 110th NAMM Show a resounding success for the industry and a great start to 2012.”
“We were very pleased to see so much enthusiasm from our dealers at NAMM,” said Courtland Gray, Chief Operating Officer, Peavey Electronics Corporation. “Our new self-tuning Peavey AT-200 guitar, PVX powered speakers, Max Series bass amplifiers and more all made a very positive impression. We’re off to a great start for 2012.”
“We had a great, great show,” said Chris DeMaria, Fishman Electronics. We had a couple new products to unveil and we had a lot of excitement, a lot of traffic, a lot of people came by to see what we’re up to and it was pretty exciting. It was a good year for us in 2011 and great to be back in 2012 and meet with our dealers and meet with some of our business partners and we had a great show. We’re seeing some new dealers and it’s a great opportunity for the existing dealers that we normally see at NAMM because we don’t always get out there to meet with them face-to-face and this show is great because it really sets the tone and allows a lot of people to get in the mindset for the New Year.”