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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Vancouver’s Steve Edge to Receive Slaight Music Unsung Hero Award at CFMAs

Friday, November 4th, 2016
Steve Edge

Steve Edge

Steve Edge, a founder of Vancouver’s Rogue Folk Club, is the recipient of the Slaight Music Unsung Hero Award for the Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA). The award will be presented at the CFMA Gala on Dec. 3, 2016 at the Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto.

Steve Edge is one of the founding members of Vancouver’s Rogue Folk Club, which became a hugely important initiative to develop and support live folk music. Prior to the arrival of Expo 86 to Vancouver, the local pubs were closed on Sundays. Steve, who had started to host “Saturday Edge” on UBC campus radio station CITR, had also noticed that the thriving Canadian folk music scene needed more venues to perform in the city. Once Expo 86 was finished, he started to book folk bands at The Savoy in Gastown and the Rogue Folk Club was born. The gathering then moved to The Railway Club, and later to East Vancouver’s Wise Hall, and finally to Kitsilano’s St. James Hall.

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Ronn Dunnett Earns Titanium Association’s 2016 Application Development Award

Friday, September 30th, 2016

dunnett-awardRegina-born musician, designer, and innovator Ronn Dunnett is the recipient of the International Titanium Association’s (ITA) 2016 Application Development Award. The award lauds Dunnett for his work in the development and perfection of a titanium drum shell. Members of the ITA’s executive board presented Dunnett with the award at TITANIUM USA 2016, the 32nd annual international conference and exhibition sponsored and organized by the ITA, which was held Sept. 25-28 at the J. W. Marriott Desert Ridge Golf Resort in Scottsdale, AZ.

“This is my Oscar, my Grammy, my Juno – my lifetime achievement award,” Dunnett says. “But its even more than that. It is the ultimate vindication. My work has never been about anything more than the relentless pursuit of quality sound. Awards, particularly in my industry, are often cynical. To receive the ITA Application Development award – especially from an organization outside of the music industry – that is as real as it gets. Recognition that says ‘You’re the leader, You were the first and the best and who or whatever ever else comes after is derivative.’ It is an award that I am humbled by, but am so proud to accept. I think I have earned it.”

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