CARLSBAD, Calif., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) will open the typically trade-only event, Summer NAMM held in Nashville, Tenn. to all for Public Day on Saturday, July 14th. Summer NAMM's Public Day offers a rare opportunity for everyone to see, and in some cases play, the latest music instruments and products from over 350 exhibitors representing many more brands.
Public Day takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Nashville Convention Center. Tickets cost $15 including live performances, interactive music making, celebrity sightings and a chance to see the latest in guitars, keyboards, percussion, DJ equipment, pro audio, lighting, speakers, woodwinds, horns, strings and so much more from established and emerging music instrument and product companies.
Live performances will take place on stages throughout the Nashville Convention Center all day long. Watch the World's Fastest Drummers' square off in the world finals at 2 p.m.
Music industry insiders from a variety of fields will lead 15 educational seminars designed by NAMM and New Bay Media to help musicians take the next step in their careers. Glean knowledge on marketing, recording, playing bigger venues and other helpful tips:
The Psychology of Producing Hit Songs - Joe Solo, the producer who developed Macy Gray, leads a master class on the human elements of songwriting and music production that translate into the creation of hit songs. Solo's credits include Fergie, Will.i.am, Quincy Jones Publishing, the Idol series, Atlantic, Sony, Apple, Interscope and Universal Music Group.
Live Sound Basics - Two of the top Live Sound experts in the country, Barry Sanders and David Hall, will give you the basics of Live Sound. Learn how to plug into in a live sound environment.
10 Ways to Make Better Sounding Recordings - Michael Molenda, editor-in-chief of "GUITAR PLAYER" magazine, discusses how to avoid common mistakes home-recording musicians make and how to ensure your tracks are professional quality.
Win a Digital Record Deal with Guitar Player Records - Bring a CD of your best original song, play it for the editor-in-chief of "GUITAR PLAYER," and he might select it for a special compilation.
So, You Want to Be a Session Player? - Hear from some of Nashville's top session players, Craig Krampf and Dave Pomeroy, on what it takes to be a studio musician and how to break in.
For more details on Summer NAMM Public Day, check out: http://www.namm.org/summer/2012/publicday
See the full list of brands attending Summer NAMM: http://www.namm.org/summer/2012/directory
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The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry and promote the pleasures and benefits of making music. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages. NAMM is comprised of approximately 9,000 Member companies located in more than 87 countries. For more information about NAMM or the proven benefits of making music, interested parties can visit www.namm.org, call 800-767-NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.