Before there was an industry or an association, there was a belief…in music. That belief led to a mission: to unify, lead and strengthen the global music products industry and increase active participation in music making. NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), commonly called NAMM in reference to the organization's popular NAMM trade shows, is the not-for-profit association that unifies, leads and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry. http://www.namm.org/about Take 4 minutes and 1 second out of your day and watch the video "in every corner of the world". This video is in the upper left corner of the about page in the link above.
What I like to see if people of all walks of life participate in music. Yea, I'm not much into politics like when President Clinton jammed with Tony Bennett, if you can call that jamming, but to see such people appreciate music does make them seem more down to earth. At yesterday's show at NAMM, Phil Collen of Def Leppard jams with Arkansas Governor, Mike Huckabee.
Music is an art form whose medium is sound. Common elements of music are pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics, and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture. The word derives from Greek μουσική (mousike), "(art) of the Muses." (from wikipedia)
BELIEVE IN MUSIC!!
Music makes me, ME!