Gerry’s Music Shop is a PROUD member of BOTH of the following organizations, and we are a NAMM Top 100 Music Dealer for 2015.
National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM)
(below is taken from this website.)
What is NAMM?
This is from there site: 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 and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry. Our association — and our trade shows — serve as a hub for people wanting to seek out the newest innovations in musical products, recording technology, sound and lighting. NAMM’s activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages.
The Model for Industry Growth — The History
Before there was an industry or an association, there was a belief…in music. That belief led to a vision: We envision a world in which the joy of making music is a precious element of daily living for everyone; a world in which every child has a deep desire to learn music and a recognized right to be taught; and in which every adult is a passionate champion and defender of the right. That vision led to a mission: To strengthen the music products industry and promote the pleasures and benefits of making music.
More than a century later, that vision and mission have attracted a growing, thriving worldwide community of thousands of deeply passionate, talented companies that make, buy and sell the instruments that allow millions of people to make music. That community is called NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry.
National Association of School Music Dealers (NASMD)
From their site: Over four decades ago, a new kind of music dealer was emerging, one specializing in sales and service to schools. These dealers faced challenges unlike those encountered by other retail store owners, and felt that they lacked a strong voice in the music industry.
In 1962, a group of like-minded dealers founded the National Association of School Music Dealers (NASMD) to help its members share information, ideas and solutions to common problems.
Today, NASMD continues as a strongly united Association of retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers, all dedicated to serving the school music market. While our business strategies change with the times, our focus remains the same . . . helping school music students make music!
At our annual convention, we offer our members a full educational program, as well as many opportunities to network with other industry professionals at social events.