Submissions Open for NAMM’s Sixth Annual Top 100 Dealer Awards

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

05 Top 100 DealersNAMM is now accepting submissions for its 2016 Top 100 Dealer Awards, which will be handed out at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville on June 24, 2016. The awards recognize MI retailers for their various contributions to the industry and applaud excellence and innovation in music products retailing.

“Many members have told us that the NAMM Top 100 Dealer Awards have become one of the most important educational events of the year,” says Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. “Every NAMM retailer is unique and we can all learn from each other as this event shines the spotlight on the best practices in retailing and raise the bar for the whole industry. It is also a celebration of the fun and creativity that each member brings to their community as we promote our vision of a world where music is an essential part of daily living for everyone.”

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RPMDA Seeking Nominations for 2016 Don Eubanks Publisher Sales Rep Award

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
Don Eubanks

Don Eubanks

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.

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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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2016 NAMM TEC Awards Nominees Released

Friday, October 2nd, 2015
2015 NAMM Show - 30th Anniversary TEC Awards

Guitarists Orianthi, Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter, Slash and Richie Sambora attend the 2015 NAMM Tec Awards (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)

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.

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