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NAMM 2000 Show



 NAMM 2000


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It Couldn't Get Any Better Than This!

The first NAMM Show of the new millennium!

Good business awaited all at the 2000 NAMM International Music Market! Pre-registration numbers were the highest in NAMM's history and over 1000 exhibiting companies were set up and ready to shake hands.

In addition to the exhibits, NAMM University offered over 70 complimentary seminars, offering valuable information and creative concepts to make us all better business people and help level the playing field.

The theme of this year's show was 'Technology', plain and simple. In keeping with the theme were the new 'Internet Cafe' and 'Technology Pavilion' where attendees learned about all the current technology tools that are available to help your business stay healthy and competitive. There was also plenty of fun in store with the return of the Talking Bull Tavern and the Rendezvous Cafe, located in the convention center, where members got together before heading out for the evening's festivities.

NAMM also provided attendees with an all-new model retail store, featuring a front window filled with DJ equipment. This was a first for NAMM's model store whose window usually is filled with band instruments.

On Friday night, a full house enjoyed NAMM's collaboration with Yamaha as they presented "The Millennium Concert", a tribute to Michael McDonald (and friends) at the Shrine Auditorium. The Yamaha Lifetime Achievement in Musical Excellence Award was presented to Michael McDonald. For the first time ever, his friends would like to pay their respects. History was made. Featuring:

Patti Austin
The Doobie Brothers
Ray Charles
Christopher Cross
Billy Dean
James Newton Howard
James Ingram
Patti LaBelle
Kenny Loggins
Edwin McCain
David Pack
Alan Parsons
Steve Porcaro
Boz Scaggs
She Daisy
The Wilkinsons
Steve Winwood

and hosted by:Jeff Bridges

100% of the proceeds of the NAMM Millennium concert will benefit music education and advocacy.

"Michael McDonald has deeply touched many of us with his music and truly deserves this special award," stated Terry Lewis, senior vice president, Yamaha Corporation of America. "We're very honored to present this celebration of his work which brings together many of the phenomenal artists he has played with over the years. In addition, Yamaha is very proud of its wonderful 25-year relationship with Michael."

Since the "Yamaha Lifetime Achievement in Musical Excellence" Award is an honor of international significance, it was presented by representatives of Yamaha Corporation of Japan. The award was last presented 13 years ago when it was given to Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys at Winter NAMM.

Four music education charities, as determined by NAMM and the American Music Conference, will receive the proceeds of the night's event. The charities are: The American Music Conference, The International Foundation for Music Research, The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation and The Museum of Making Music. "We're very proud to be involved in this historic event," remarked Larry R. Linkin, NAMM President/CEO. "By presenting this benefit for music education, research and advocacy, we are re-investing back into our industry by creating more active music-makers. The partnership between Yamaha and NAMM is very important to us; both entities pulled together to make this event a reality."


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