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2010 NAMM Show Opens in Anaheim

The NAMM Show, the longest-running trade show in the United States, opened on January 14, welcoming thousands of musical instrument and products retailers and manufacturers from around the world.

While the majority of industry professionals have been directly impacted by a down economy, many are ready to put the past behind them and move on to a new decade as they arrive to do important business at the annual trade show.

NAMM reports that consumer interest in music making is at an all-time high after conducting a 2009 “Attitudes Toward Music Making” Gallup poll.
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The 2010 NAMM Show, held at the Anaheim Convention Center Jan. 14–17, draws nearly 1,500 exhibiting companies - among them Bösendorfer and Yamaha. The trade show, is only open to industry members and their invited guests. This year’s NAMM Show is expected to be visited by more than 86,000 registered attendees who will display and view thousands of new products, ranging from string, percussion and band instruments to pianos, music accessories, pro audio and computer music equipment.

In addition, the NAMM Show 2010 features more artists and celebrities than ever before, including Quincy Jones and Yoko Ono, Taylor Swift, Jason Mraz and Julianne Hough.

Welcome to Bösendorfer! We take care for you: Ferdinand Bräu (Technical Director), Susan Mühler (U.S. Operations Coordinator), Eric Johnson (Bösendorfer Representative U.S. East) and Ray Chandler (Bösendorfer Representative U.S. West; rom left to right)

Welcome to Bösendorfer! We take care for you: Ferdinand Bräu (Technical Director), Susan Mühler (U.S. Operations Coordinator), Eric Johnson (Bösendorfer Representative U.S. East) and Ray Chandler (Bösendorfer Representative U.S. West; rom left to right)

Another photo from the Bösendorfer booth: Louis Spencer-Smith, Bösendorfer Las Vegas, Ray Chandler, Bösendorfer Representative U.S. West, Paul Calvin, Yamaha Vice President, Piano Division (U.S.) and Robert Heller, Yamaha National Sales Director (U.S.)

Another photo from the Bösendorfer booth: Louis Spencer-Smith, Bösendorfer Las Vegas, Ray Chandler, Bösendorfer Representative U.S. West, Paul Calvin, Yamaha Vice President, Piano Division (U.S.) and Robert Heller, Yamaha National Sales Director (U.S.)

One of many, many visitors at the Bösendorfer booth: classical concert pianist Frederic Chiu

One of many, many visitors at the Bösendorfer booth: classical concert pianist Frederic Chiu

(Photocredits: Eric Johnson, Ray Chandler, Bösendorfer)