Graham Nash, Dr. John & More To Take The Stage at the 2016 NAMM Show

Monday, January 11th, 2016
Lynyrd Skynyrd perform at the 2015 NAMM Show. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)

Lynyrd Skynyrd perform at the 2015 NAMM Show. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)

Hundreds of artists from nearly every musical genre will perform on five NAMM Show stages and at dozens of industry events during the 2016 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA on Jan. 21-24. Live music will set the stage for product debuts from more than 5,000 brands throughout the four-day music industry event. Star-studded awards shows, iconic speakers, legendary musicians, and music-making opportunities provide the soundtrack to the NAMM Show.


Alan Cross to Host MusiCounts’ ‘GTA Music City’ Benefit Concert

Thursday, January 7th, 2016
God Made Me Funky

God Made Me Funky

On Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, The Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne St.) in Toronto will host A GTA Music City concert benefiting music education charity MusiCounts. The funk, rock and pop show will be hosted by radio personalities Alan Cross and CBC’s Talia Schlanger and feature musical acts God Made Me Funky, Bucket List, and The Elwins.

The night will also feature special guest performers and JUNO winners Joey Landreth of The Bros. Landreth and Simone Denny, vocalist for ’90s dance/house group Love Inc., and ’80s metal queen Lee Aaron, who’s gearing up for a new album in March 2016, will also perform at the event.


Register Now for ‘Beyer Connection’ Free Technical Workshops & Demos

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Beyerdynamic and its Canadian distributor, Techni+Contact, have teamed up to offer two free education, demo, and networking opportunities for musicians and audio professionals called Beyer Connection. At both Beyer Connection events, one for recording and the other on live sound, attendees will learn the secrets of microphone technique and network with the music industry’s best.

This special event features advice from Bernd Neubauer, application engineer and artist relations manager from Beyerdynamic Germany. He will be on-hand to demonstrate best practices techniques featuring live musicians.


NAMM: College Students Can Now Apply for President’s Innovation Award

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 22:  A general view of atmosphere at the 2015 National Association of Music Merchants show at the Anaheim Convention Center on January 22, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)

(Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)

NAMM has announced that college students studying for careers in music may now apply for the President’s Innovation Award. The award offers music industry leaders-in-training the opportunity to attend the 2016 NAMM Show by providing $600 to offset travel costs. Award recipients will join the global music industry in Anaheim, CA to experience the show and attend Generation Next. Music educators are also invited to attend the NAMM Show as part of the program Music Education Days.


Join the Music Industry in Standing Up for the CBC; Sign & Share the Petition

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Petition banner NEWFunding cuts are slowly killing the CBC, and with it the Canadian music industry. Canadian Musician magazine invites you to join us in taking a stance on this important issue by signing the petition at, sharing it, and spreading the message.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has been suffering from a series of funding cuts implemented by the federal government. The 2012 federal budget cut $115 million from the CBC’s budget over three years. While this has negative consequences for all Canadians as this national institution is forced to cut jobs and scale back its reach and scope, the country’s music and arts communities, in particular, stand to lose. In many cases, it’s already happening. But there’s something you can do.



Still Time to Register for CITT Rendez-vous Trade Show & Educational Sessions

Friday, August 14th, 2015

08 CITT RV2013 bAs part of the 25th Anniversary Rendezvous Conference in Vancouver, CITT presents the CITT Rendezvous Trade Show. The Show takes place August 21 and 22 at the Vancouver Convention Centre and represents a great opportunity to enhance your product and industry knowledge and to network with industry professionals from across North America. Exhibitors at the Trade Show will include companies supplying pro audio, lighting, production, video, education and theatrical products and services.