Nominations Now Accepted for the RPMDA’s 2017 Dorothy Award

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Dorothy HutchinsonIt’s time once again to submit nominations for RPMDA’s “Dorothy” Award, named for Dorothy Hutchinson, former executive secretary/treasurer and charter member of RPMDA. During her too-brief life, she epitomized the finest that our industry has to offer, says the organization. Dorothy served her community and music education, she was an active participant in promoting good dealer/publisher relations, and was an ethical businessperson who generously shared information with her fellow dealers. Her example of hard work and high standards make the “Dorothy” Award RPMDA’s highest honour.


Nominations Close Jan. 31 for 2017 Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards

Friday, January 27th, 2017

CMMBAThere are only five days left to get your nominations in for the 2017 Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards, which will be given out at a gala during Canadian Music Week (CMW) at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto on April 20, 2017. The CMBIAs have become a highlight of CMW as a grand celebration of Canadian broadcasters and music industry standouts.

The awards cover all area of the music industry. The categories include:


CMT Publisher Jim Norris Receives Special Service Award from NAMM

Monday, January 23rd, 2017
NAMM Historian Dan Del Fiorentino (left) & CMT Publisher Jim Norris

NAMM Historian Dan Del Fiorentino (left) & CMT Publisher Jim Norris

While at the 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA this weekend, Canadian Music Trade and Professional Sound Publisher Jim Norris was presented with a “Believe in Music” special service award by NAMM.

In presenting the award, NAMM Historian Dan Del Fiorentino said it was to recognize Jim’s “many years of excellent service in the music products industry” and for the support he has provided to the NAMM Oral History program.

In return, Jim thanks NAMM for its outstanding work and contributions to the MI and audio industry in North America.

Succession Planning Round Table for Piano Dealers at NAMM 2017

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Jaimie BlackmanThe 2017 NAMM Show has released the complete educational schedule of informative sessions that will be held at the NAMM Idea Center located in the convention center lobby this year, with four days of retailing wisdom for the taking. Click here for a complete schedule of sessions, including “But What If I Die? Succession Tips for Music Retailers” with Alan Friedman and Jamie Blackman on Saturday at 5 p.m.

On Saturday at 10 a.m. at the NAMM Member Center in the convention center lobby, the National Piano Foundation will be hosting free one-hour business round table for piano dealers, led by Alan Friedman of Friedman, Kannenberg & Co., and Jamie Blackman of Money Capsules.


Win a Martin Guitar by Attending MDA 2017 Show & Tell Day

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

feb16_lnu_martindreadjr_webThe Music Distributors Association (MDA) is hosting its annual Show & Tell Day at the Hilton Anaheim on Tuesday, January 17th, just ahead of The 2017 NAMM Show. MDA’s Show & Tell Day is a one-day, private table-top show of supplier member companies displaying exclusively for MDA distributor-buyer members.

Attendees at this year’s edition will be entered for a chance to win a C.F. Martin Dreadnought Jr. guitar, which will be given away at the end of the day. The winner must be in attendance to claim the prize.


Tickets on Sale for 2016 Unison Holiday Schmoozefest

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

schmoozefest-graphicWalk Santa’s red carpet with Toronto’s notables & grab yourself a present or two at the Canadian music industry schmoozefest, presented by the Unison Benevolent Fund.

Tickets are on sale now for the Unison Holiday Schmoozefest’s triumphant return! With even more prizes, special guest DJ Brendan Canning, and the Big Jolly Man himself, this is one industry party you wont want to miss! The Unison Holiday Social is a chance to celebrate the season with notable Canadian music professionals and artists at Toronto’s chic Spice Route Bistro+Bar. No potluck offering or secret santa gift required!