Check Out the Canadian Exhibitors, Special Events & More at Summer NAMM 2017

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
Music City Center (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images for NAMM)

Music City Center (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images for NAMM)

The 2017 Summer NAMM Show is ready to take over the Music City Center in Nashville, TN from July 13-15.

Among the hundreds of exhibitors, who will be showcasing over 1,600 different brands, are a host of Canadian companies, which Canadian Music Trade has highlighted below. Of course, show favourites, such as the Top 100 Dealer Awards and NAMM U educational sessions are returning where attendees can learn best practices and other tricks to help them boost their businesses ahead of the back-to-school and holiday shopping seasons.

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ESTA Announces New Alliance with NAMM for 2018 Show

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 19:  A general view of atmosphere at the 2017 NAMM Show Opening Day at Anaheim Convention Center on January 19, 2017 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)

(Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)

The Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA) has announced an alliance with the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) to work with them in expanding the NAMM Show to include a special focus on the live event technology community. The show annually welcomes more than 100,000 professional attendees from 139 countries.

This opportunity was made possible by the addition of a new building coming online at the Anaheim Convention Center, where the show is held every January. The additional space will allow The 2018 NAMM Show to offer the event technology industry a diverse show floor, robust professional education, and a series of relevant networking events.

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AES to Join The 2018 NAMM Show in New Format: AES at NAMM

Thursday, May 11th, 2017
ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 19:  A general view of atmosphere at the 2017 NAMM Show Opening Day at Anaheim Convention Center on January 19, 2017 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)

ANAHEIM, CA – JANUARY 19: A general view of atmosphere at the 2017 NAMM Show Opening Day at Anaheim Convention Center on January 19, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and The Audio Engineering Society (AES) have announced a new collaborative alliance which will integrate pro audio educational training activities related to live sound, performance audio, recording technology and other topics into The 2018 NAMM Show, running from Jan. 25-28 in Anaheim, CA.

As part of the integration and affiliation, “AES at NAMM” will establish a new format for this part of the AES’s West Coast presence in 2018. The organization’s technical sessions, expert speaker presentations, hands-on workshops and tutorials, as well as networking events and social opportunities will join as a segment of The NAMM Show’s professional development offerings for music and pro audio professionals.

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Summer NAMM App & Show Map Released

Thursday, April 27th, 2017
(Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images for NAMM)

(Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images for NAMM)

Those planning on attending the 2017 Summer NAMM Show can now get their first look at what is planned with the new mobile and web app, which is available to update or download in the app stores. The web version is available here.

With the app, attendees can explore general show information, exhibitor listings, hotel options, and the show map. They can also build their own schedule, bookmark favorite exhibitors, and receive important alerts. Check back for more information on exhibits, education, and events in the weeks leading up to the show, from which will held from July 13-15, 2017 in Nashville, TN at the Music City Center.

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100,000 People Descend on Musikmesse & Prolight+Sound Trade Fairs

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

[Photo: Jean-Luc Valentin]

[Photo: Jean-Luc Valentin]

The organizers of the Musikmesse and Prolight+Sound say around 100,000 people from 144 countries attended this year’s trade fairs in Frankfurt, Germany, while 20,000 people took in live music as part of the Musikmesse Festival in early April.

“Against the background of significant concentration in the musical instrument sector and a continuous process of development in the event-technology field, we give the course of business at the international trade-fair duo a positive rating. As the partner of the sectors, it is our responsibility to provide a future-oriented marketing platform with target-group specific formats and events. We take this very seriously and, accordingly, we will once again enter into an intensive dialogue with exhibitors and associations with a view to 2018,” said Detlef Braun, member of the executive board of Messe Frankfurt.

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The Parnelli Awards to Relocate to The 2018 NAMM Show 

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Parnelli winnersThe National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and Timeless Communications Corp. (TCC), publisher of Projection Lights & Staging News (PLSN), Front of House (FOH), and Stage Directions have formed an alliance to serve the live event production community at The 2018 NAMM Show, the organization’s annual tradeshow in Anaheim, CA. As part of the agreement, TCC will bring its premier award show for the live production community, The Parnelli Awards to The NAMM Show creating a one-stop event for industry pros.

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