The 2021 NAMM show in Anaheim has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual trade show unites over 115,000 registrants from 130 countries and highlights some of the biggest names in music, sound and entertainment technology.
In a statement the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) said:
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and with the health and safety of NAMM members as the first priority, NAMM is reimagining how to connect all facets of the industry while benefiting those most deeply impacted by COVID-19 with the launch of Believe in Music: The global gathering to unify and support the people who bring music to the world.
Believe in Music, to be held over the week of January 18, 2021, will feature a mix of comprehensive programming and professional education at BelieveinMusic.tv, as well as an interactive marketplace to connect buyers and sellers – all designed to elevate the innovation and inspiration found across the industry while offering support for those most deeply affected by COVID.
Read their full statement here.