Registration Open For CITT Rendez-vous Trade Show

Monday, July 27th, 2015

RendezVousRegistration is now open for the Trade Show component of CITT’s annual Rendez-vous, happening this year at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Friday, August 21st and Saturday, August 22nd.

The CITT Trade Show features over 25 exhibiting suppliers and manufacturers from the live performance and entertainment industries, including audio, lighting, video, staging, and rigging products. The Trade Show is a free event open to industry professionals.

To register, access the floor plan, or see a list of exhibitors, visit: http://www.citt.org/visitor_pass.html. For more information on Rendez-vous, specifically the conference programming, visit http://www.citt.org/annual_conference.html.

Levy’s Appoints New Rep For Quebec

Monday, July 27th, 2015

ClaudeLLevy’s Leathers Ltd. has announced the appointment of Claude Lavallee as its sales representative for the province of Quebec. Lavallee has been working in the Quebec music industry for over 20 years in both music retail and as a territory sales representative for several brands.

Levy’s North American Sales Manager Glen Booth says, “We are very excited to bring Claude on board with Levy’s as we feel he has the right blend of sales capabilities and strong customer service skills that our dealer base has come to expect from us.”

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Trade Regrets: Vic Firth (1930-2015)

Monday, July 27th, 2015

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Everett “Vic” Firth, the founder of the drumstick and mallet company that bears his name, passed away on July 26, 2015 at the age of 85.

Firth was born June 2, 1930, in Winchester, MA and raised in Sanford, Maine. He started learning the cornet at age four, turning later to percussion, trombone, clarinet, piano, and music arrangement. When he reached high school, he was a full-time percussionist, and created an 18-piece band at age 16. He played a variety of percussion instruments such as vibraphone, timpani and the drum set.

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Lineup for AES 59th Conference on Sound Reinforcement Released

Monday, June 29th, 2015

04AESThe full lineup of special events, workshops, paper sessions, and tutorials has been released for the 59th AES International Conference on Sound Reinforcement, which will be held at McGill University in Montreal from July 15-17, 2015. This is the first AES International Conference in over 25 years dedicated to large scale sound reinforcement, public address, and live sound.

For the full schedule, go to www.aes.org/conferences/59/PresentersList.

Counterpoint Now Distributing Wood Violins

Monday, June 29th, 2015

ADD Mark WoodCounterpoint Musical Services has been named the sole Canadian distributor for the Wood Violins line of electric violins and cellos. The instruments are designed and created by recording artist, performer, producer, inventor, and Emmy-winning composer Mark Wood. Dubbed “the Les Paul of the violin world” by PBS, the Juilliard-trained violinist got the industry’s attention in the early 1970s with his invention of the first solid body electric violin. His signature Viper violin is used by Lady Gaga’s violinist Judy Kang, Carrie Underwood’s violinist Jimmy Herman, and country artist Rachel Barton Pine, among others.

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NAMM Foundation Grants $600K to Music Making & Music Education Programs

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Music_monday1In 2015, the NAMM Foundation will invest $600,000 in grant funding into 17 global music making programs. This year’s list of grant recipients includes community, national, and industry-based organizations that provide access to quality music education and increase interest and participation in making music across the lifespan. Among the 2015 recipients is the Canada-based Coalition for Music Education.

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