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Industry Gatherings
These are opportunities within the drum and percussion industry for drummers, manufacturers and enthusiasts to gather together.


By Pete Pemberton

Q: What is PASIC or the Percussive Arts Society?

A: The Percussive Arts Society (PAS®) is a not-for-profit service organization.  Its purpose is educational, promoting drums and percussion through a viable network of performers, teachers, students, enthusiasts and sustaining members. PAS accomplishes its goals through publications, a world-wide network of chapters, the World Percussion Network (WPN®), the Percussive Arts Society International Headquarters/ Museum and the annual Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC®).

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North American Music Merchants


NAMM is the "National Association of Music Merchants", whose mission is to "strengthen and unify the music products industry and increase the number of active music makers." In addition to many functions within the music industry, they hold a twice-yearly trade show known officially as the NAMM International Music Market, and simply called the NAMM Show. Music product manufacturers and distributors exhibit their merchandise to wholesale buyers with the intent of writing sales.
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