In 2012, NMS hosted the first NMS New York Music Festival in collaboration with the New York City Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment declaration of the city’s first New York Music Week. The festival took place in 17 venues throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.
== History ===== 1980–1995 ===
In June 1980, [[Tom Silverman]], [[Mark Josephson]], [[Danny Heaps]], and brought 220 people together at a New York City rehearsal studio to discuss and debate the problems in the music business. The event grew in subsequent years,to act as a catalyst for change in the music business. The New Music Seminar added a music showcase/festival, initially called "New York Nights" and later, "New Music Nights." These were held in various New York City clubs.
At its peak, the first series of seminars attracted more than 8,000 participants from 35 countries.
[[Haoui Montaug]] was Panel Director of the NMS at the time of his 1991 death.ref Following his death the NMS inaugurated the Haoui Montag New Music Awards in his honour.ref