NASHVILLE, Tenn.- They are the people who invent, make or sell the instruments that help put Music City on the map and this week they're all in town.
More than 10,000 people from around the globe are in Nashville right now for the National Association of Music Merchants trade.
Everyone from top industry professionals to mom and pop music shops are at the Nashville Convention Center. They're showing off new products, sharing stories and hopefully coming away with something too.
"They talk about what the market might need. What trends are happening in music? And new ideas blossom out of it. And that's what happens at NAMM shows. All these tribes come together and then they go home and they create these great instruments that are making music all over the world," said one attendee.
NAMM runs through June 14, when the trade show opens its doors to the public. For more information visit NAMM.org.