CBC Music & MusiCounts Launch 3rd Annual Canadian Music Class Challenge

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

1024px-Music_class_usaCBC Music in association with MusiCounts has announced the return of the Canadian Music Class Challenge, which encourages eligible music classes, music clubs, and after-school programs to submit a video performance of a Canadian song (full 2017 list below) for a chance to win one of six $5,000 classroom recording studios. This year’s competition launches on Sept. 1 and will close on Nov. 24, with winners to be announced on CBC Radio 2 Morning with Raina Douris on Dec. 15.

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Jean Larrivee to Receive the 2017 Industry Builder Award at the Vancouver International Guitar Festival

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Jean LarriveeThe Vancouver International Guitar Festival, running from June 23-25, 2017, has announced that it will present its inaugural Luthier Industry Builder Award to Jean-Claude Larrivée on Friday June 23 at the Luthier Conference. The award is presented on the 50th Anniversary of Larrivée Guitars in honour of his significant and lasting contribution to the evolution of the guitar building industry. Special tributes from John Larrivee’s proteges include Linda Manzer, David Iannone, Grit Laskin and Sergie De Yonge.

It’s fitting that the award ceremony take place in British Columbia, the province where Jean launched his company to the international market. Larrivée manufactured guitars in B.C. from 1977-2013. Since 1967, Jean Larrivée has been building some of the finest guitars in the world. His legendary craftsmanship can be found on every instrument that bears his name. Jean’s deep passion and lifetime of experience continues to inspire and inform a new generation of talented guitars makers.

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Submissions for The 2017 Top 100 Dealer Awards are Now Open 

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

[Photo: Getty Images for NAMM]

[Photo: Getty Images for NAMM]

NAMM retailer members can now submit their nominations for the 2017 NAMM Top 100 Dealers awards. NAMM welcomes its global retail members to be recognized for their contributions to retail excellence as part of the annual Top 100 Dealer Awards. Now in its seventh year and held during the Summer NAMM Show (July 13-15, 2017) in Nashville, the awards honour music products retailers who have demonstrated a commitment to best-practices, creativity and innovation in music products retailing.

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Nova Scotia’s Mingo Music Honoured by NAMM for Reaching 50 Year Milestone

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
David Mingo (left) with NAMM's Joe Lamond

David Mingo (left) with NAMM’s Joe Lamond

At the 2017 NAMM Show, Mingo Music Sales of Truro, NS was honoured with the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Milestone Award for 50 years of service in the music products industry. Presented annually by NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond, the Milestone Award recognizes music businesses that have flourished through changing business environments to reach a noteworthy anniversary.

“It’s a huge honour to be recognized by the largest international organization of our peers,” says David Mingo, current owner of Mingo Music.

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Coast Music Wins Jupiter’s Distributor of the Year Award

Monday, February 27th, 2017
KHS CEO Karl Leong (left) & Coast Music's Alex Kundakcioglu

KHS CEO Karl Leong (left) & Coast Music’s Alex Kundakcioglu

Coast Music, a division of JAM Industries, has won the Jupiter distributor award for 2016.  Canada was recognized during the annual distributor meeting at the winter NAMM Show 2017.  This award is presented every year recognizing partners who have significantly made an impact on the growth of the Jupiter brand, their community efforts, as well as outstanding support of Jupiter brass and woodwind instruments.  Alex Kundakcioglu, national sales manager, accepted the award  on behalf of Coast Music from Karl Leong, CEO of KHS.

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Summer NAMM 2017 Registration Starts March 31; Top 100 Dealer Award Nominations Open March 1

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Summer NAMM Opens At Nashville's Music City CenterRegistration for 2017 Summer NAMM will open March 29 at 8 a.m. PDT. Those who plan to attend must be an active NAMM member to register for their free badges. If those whose membership is not active, visit the Membership renewal page.

Representatives from organizations that do not qualify for membership may apply for a badge to attend 2017 Summer NAMM. Applications are available for pro audio professionals and buyers representing non-member companies, venues and houses of worship, as well as music educators and music majors. Attendees must be 18 or over to attend The NAMM Show. Badge fees will apply.

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