RPMDA is calling for nominations for the “Don Eubanks Publisher Sales Representative of the Year,” created in 2011 and named for RPMDA charter member and “Dorothy” award honoree Don Eubanks, whose dedication to the print music industry and service to his fellow RPMDA members over his 40-year career inspired the creation of this award. Previous winners of the “Donny” include Elisa Palladino of Alfred Music Publishing, Maribeth Barrons of Hal Leonard Corporation, and Robin Gallison of Music Gifts of England.
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.”
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.
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.
The NAMM Foundation has announced the nominees for its 31st Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards in the categories of Outstanding Technical and Creative Achievement. The awards celebrate the best in professional audio and sound production. Voting begins Dec. 1st, with winners announced at a Saturday evening, Jan. 23, 2016 awards event held in the Anaheim Hilton’s Pacific Ballroom and via a live event web stream during the 2016 NAMM Show.
Arthur McGregor, a highly-respected Ottawa-based community leader and founder of the Ottawa Folklore Centre, is the recipient of the Unsung Hero award for this year’s Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA). The award will be presented at the CFMA Gala on Nov. 8 at the Citadel in Edmonton. Tickets to the gala event are $48 (plus $2 administration fee) and are available now via www.citadeltheatre.com/event/canadian-folk-music-awards.
Throughout his life, Arthur McGregor has tirelessly brought music and people together, motivated by the belief that “everybody has a right to play music.” As founder of the Ottawa Folklore Centre, an institution in the Ottawa music community for 38 years, McGregor ensured folk music was both accessible and affordable for music lovers of all ages. He has published songbooks, produced CDs, taught music lessons, and created camps and community choirs. Chris White, co-founder of the Ottawa Folk Festival, explains “[Arthur] has supported the music community in countless far-reaching ways and has inspired thousands of children and adults to discover the enjoyment and excitement of singing and playing music.”