Make the Most of NAMM 2024—How to Plan Your Experience

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NAMM 2024

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Ready to make the most of your NAMM 2024 experience? This quick guide will help you hammer out all the details you need to get started. Ready to go beyond the basics? Check out our guide to attend NAMM like a pro.

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the music, sound, and event industry’s trade association—where you can meet the rest of the industry as we support music-making across the globe. The trade-only show will feature hundreds of exhibits spread across multiple days, so choosing which panels to attend and which exhibits to see is critical. Here’s what you’ll need to do to attend The 2024 NAMM Show.

Register First

You’ll need to sign-up and register your interest in attending The 2024 NAMM Show by registering for the convention—even if you’re only attending online. During registration you’ll need to provide basic details like your name, the trade organization you represent, and your email to set up your account. Once you’ve registered, you can move on to downloading the app to help with schedule planning.

Download the NAMM App

The NAMM Show+ app is a critical companion in scheduling your show experience. It is available via mobile or desktop and features tools to help you review your schedule, connect with other attendees and exhibitors, and access featured content & livestreamed events. Whether attending in-person or online, the app is the best way to plan your event schedule. The app is included with all show badges and NAMM+ registrations.

Choose Your Panels & Sessions

Taking a peek at the schedule in the NAMM Show+ app will help you choose which panels and exhibits you want to check out while attending NAMM. Panels for The 2024 NAMM Show include some interesting highlights like, ‘The State of Vinyl Records: Industry Insight from the Vinyl Record Manufacturing Assocation’ and ‘Powering Your Festival Stage with Batteries & Solar.’

The NAMM 2024 Show features many sessions under its TEC Tracks banner, providing a look at high-profile topics in recording, live sound, and the music business. NAMM U Online is also hosting several sessions on marketing across YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok. Ready to level up your songwriting career? Don’t miss the ‘Songwriters, Composers, and Producers: Level Up Your Business’ panel.

Want to see more? Check out the full schedule here.

Need A Hotel?

Need to book a hotel reservation? You should start by checking with The 2024 NAMM Show’s official event partner, EventSphere. You can start on the NAMM website. Be aware hotel availability is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. NAMM also cautions to be aware of hotel scammers and poachers. “We do not endorse booking hotel reservations through any source other than EventSphere, NAMM’s official housing partner,” the organization advises attendees.

Pick Up Badges

Registered to attend and already have your hotel booked? Now, the only thing you have to do is pick up your badge. Badges can be retrieved in person in Hall E and ACC North Level 2 on this schedule:

  • Tuesday, January 23 | 8 am – 6 pm
  • Wednesday, January 24 | 8 am – 6 pm
  • Thursday, January 25 | 7 am – 6 pm
  • Friday, January 26 | 7 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday, January 27 | 7 am – 6 pm
  • Sunday, January 28 | 7 am – 6pm

See You There!

As a trade-only show for the recording, live sound, and music industries, NAMM offers a look at what to expect on the horizon for industry professionals. Meet up with other industry professionals to discuss panels, sessions, and exhibits and get ready for up & coming musical entertainment with Bands at NAMM.