music journalist since 1992 teacher since 2004 blogger since 2012 podcaster since 2020
NAMM, National Association Of Music Merchants, been going since 1901 if you can believe that. Every January they have the NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center where you can see new products, aging rock stars, and they will check your purse every time you leave the convention hall to make sure you haven’t snatched anything from one of the exhibit booths.
Pictured above: the NAMM show sign, my badge, some shots of the exhibit floor, BT demoing for Izotope, my editor Jim Tremayne posing by his DJ Times booth, a giant poster of Johnny Marr in the Fender showroom and two custom-made Jaguars for Johnny in Fender artist series. I adore Johnny.