The Museum of Making Music receives operational support from the Association of Music Merchants as a program division of the NAMM Foundation, an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Additional monies are collected via corporate and commercial gifts, government and foundation grants, museum and program admissions, Museum Store sales, and special fundraising events such as the yearly gala. Special fundraising activities, such as the annual gala, also generate additional monies.
“NAMM” is an abbreviation that may be found at the entrance of our Museum. Those letters represent the National Association of Music Merchants, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing and strengthening the worldwide music goods business. The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM, which rhymes with jam) and its world-renowned trade exhibitions serve as a focal point for those looking for the latest advancements in musical instruments, recording technology, and sound and lighting equipment. Check this out
The NAMM museum, officially known as the Museum of Making Music, is housed on the first floor of the building, serving as the worldwide headquarters of the National Association of Music Merchants. The Museum, founded in 1998 and first opened its doors to the public in March 2000, commemorates the rich history of the music goods business from 1900 to the present day. Using one-of-a-kind displays, dynamic and diverse live music performances, and creative educational activities, the Museum celebrates the achievements and influence of the individuals who design and manufacture musical instruments and the people who sell and use them.
Those who work at the Museum of Making Music envision a world in which the joy of making music is a valuable part of everyone’s daily life; a world in which every child has a strong desire to learn music and a recognized right to be taught; and a world in which every adult is an ardent champion and defender of that right.
Exhibitions and events at the Museum of Making Music highlight the achievements and influence of the music goods business. Visitors are immediately connected to live Music and musical possibilities via the Museum’s music-making programs and live music connections.
Our Fundamental Beliefs
- Music and the act of generating Music are vital components of the human experience.
- Our mission is to ensure that all people have equitable access to museum exhibits and programming.
- Exploring the relationships between people, instruments, and the music we create is an important message to convey to the world.
- An essential aspect of the full cycle of Music production is represented by the history and development of the music goods sector.
- Exposure to artists and live Music is essential for developing one’s awareness of the music-making process.
Contact the Museum of Making Music at (760) 438-5996 for further information. Next article