2017 NAMM TEC Awards Nominees Revealed

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

[Photo: Courtesy NAMM/TEC Awards]

[Photo: Courtesy NAMM/TEC Awards]

The NAMM Foundation has announced  nominees for its 32nd annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards in the categories of Outstanding Technical and Creative Achievement. Stand-up comedian and actor Sinbad will return for his third straight year as host. The NAMM TEC Awards are bestowed annually in celebration of the pro audio community by recognizing the individuals, companies, and technical innovations behind today’s sound recordings, live sound, films, television, and video games.

More than 900 products and projects were considered during the nomination process. This year’s Outstanding Technical Achievement Nominees were chosen across 23 categories and include selections in two new categories: Audio Education Technology and DJ Production Technology – Hardware/Software.

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MusiCounts Honours Dozen Exceptional Music Students with Fred Sherratt Award

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

2016 Fred Sherratt Award recipientsMusiCounts, a Canadian music education charity associated with The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), has announced its 2016 Fred Sherratt Award recipients who exhibit extraordinary talent, leadership, prowess and potential in the music industry. This year’s celebrations included a visit to Universal Music Canada; a tour of the SOCAN offices, the Bell Media headquarters, and Noble Street Studios; and an industry Music Mixer hosted by The Spoke Club where the recent graduates had access to insight and experience from a range of executive-level music industry professionals in attendance. Award-winning broadcasting pioneer Fred Sherratt was onsite to congratulate the 11 of the 12 recipients present who were selected from post-secondary music programs across the country.

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NAMM Reveals 2016 Top 100 Dealer Awards List

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Top100_DealeroftheYear_The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) has announced the final selections for 2016’s Top 100 Dealer Awards. Now in its sixth year, the Top 100 Dealer Awards spotlight the very best industry retailers who demonstrate exceptional commitment to their stores, neighborhoods and customers, and play an important role in acting as music making ambassadors in their communities.

“The Top 100 Dealer program has certainly grown a bit since it was launched a few years ago. Our retail members who enter the competition are passionate about their businesses and really know how to tell their stories of service to their customers and their communities,” says NAMM President and CEO, Joe Lamond. “In my opinion, we owe a debt of gratitude to all our retail members, through their tireless efforts, they are providing access to music products and services which help to foster the next generation of music makers.”

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Zildjian Presents Coast Music With 2015 Outstanding Sales Performance Award

Thursday, February 18th, 2016
(L to R): Debbie Zildjian, Heather Wilson (Coast’s Sales & Marketing Coordinator), Scott Atkins (Coast Music’s National Sales Mgr. & Artist Relations) & Jerry Smith (Zildjian).

(L to R): Debbie Zildjian, Heather Wilson (Coast’s Sales & Marketing Coordinator), Scott Atkins (Coast Music’s National Sales Mgr. & Artist Relations) & Jerry Smith (Zildjian).

The Avedis Zildjian Company presented Coast Music, the Canadian distribution division of JAM Industries, Inc., with its 2015 Outstanding Sales Performance award.  The presentation was made at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA in late January.

Coast took over the distribution of Zildjian’s line of cymbals, drumsticks, and accessories in March 2015 and immediately began making a significant impact on the Zildjian business in Canada.  According to Andy Schlosser, Zildjian’s VP of Global Sales, “Zildjian is thrilled with its relationship with Coast Music and by extension, with our Canadian dealers that are so important to us. Coast’s professional approach and superior team are helping take our Canadian business to a new level.”

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Radial Wins British Columbia Export Award

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016
Peter Janis accepting the award from Sue Belisle, VP Sales & Marketing for Business in Vancouver [Photo: Chung Chow]

Peter Janis accepting the award from Sue Belisle, VP Sales & Marketing for Business in Vancouver [Photo: Chung Chow]

Radial Engineering has been selected the winner of the 2015 British Columbia Export Award in the Digital Media & Entertainment Category.

Awarded by the Provincial government and the BC Division of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters trade and industry association, Radial was among over 400 nominated businesses being considered for 12 award categories. This is the first nomination and win for Radial for a BC Export Award. Radial President Peter Janis accepted the award presented on Nov. 20th in Vancouver.

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Al Jarreau to Receive 2016 Frankfurt Music Prize

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Al Jarreau [Photo by Daniel Chauvet]

Al Jarreau [Photo by Daniel Chauvet]

Renowned international jazz, pop and rhythm-and-blues musician Al Jarreau is to be honoured with the Frankfurt Music Prize 2016. This award goes to personalities who have made a particularly significant contribution to the worldwide music and culture scene and is presented annually during Musikmesse, the International Trade Fair for Musical Instruments, Sheet Music, Music Production and Music Business Connections in Frankfurt, Germany.

The presentation ceremony will be held in the ‘Kaisersaal’ (Imperial Hall) of the ‘Römer’ (Frankfurt Town Hall) on April 8, 2016. During the ceremony, the artist will appear live on stage and offer insights into his musical oeuvre.

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