Paris/Bonn/Tallinn, July 18, 2011 - The organisers of the 4th IMC World Forum on Music are pleased to announce that the Forum will benefit from a generous contribution offered by NAMM, the International Music Products Association.
IMC presents its World Forum on Music (WFM) as a global knowledge-building platform on music and society in the 21st century, which explores a variety of topics from diverse perspectives: cultural, political and economical. The IMC World Forum on Music is considered one of IMC’s main contributions to setting the stage for the celebration of music in the world. At this year’s 4th edition, speakers and participants from six continents will discuss the correlation between music and social change. The forum is part of the Tallinn 2011 European Capital of Culture program.
NAMM is a not-for-profit association with the mission to strengthen the music products industry and promote the pleasures and benefits of making music. Founded in 1901, NAMM is a growing, thriving worldwide community of thousands of deeply passionate, talented individuals who lead companies that make, buy and sell instruments, equipment and materials that allow millions of people to make music. To support individual Members, NAMM offers education through NAMM University, publishes valuable one-of-a-kind statistical reports, leads national music education advocacy efforts through SupportMusic.com Coalition and brings the industry together at global trade shows and meetings.
One of NAMM’s many goals is to support Members with marketing tools and opportunities to participate in federal and community-based advocacy efforts that expand access to music for people of all ages. NAMM is active in public policy advocacy for music education and the right of all children to receive a quality education that includes music. NAMM also organizes Music Monday in North America – an event that is intended to galvanize people through the power of playing a song together at the same time, on the same day – and will launch new trade shows in Russia in May 2012 in collaboration with Messe Frankfurt.
NAMM joined the IMC in November 2006 in the category of international member organisations. "NAMM is pleased to once again support the International Music Council and the World Forum on Music in Tallinn," said Mary Luehrsen, NAMM’s director of public affairs and government relations. "This global event gathers people from various musical fields and genres to consider issues that expand access and opportunity in music for all peoples; NAMM is honored to represent the music products industry at this important global conference."
Registration is open at www.worldforumonmusic.org!