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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Mother Mother, The Beaches & Meghan Patrick added to CosmoFEST’s 2017 Artist Lineup

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

ADD1 CosmoFestMI megastore Cosmo Music in Richmond Hill, ON has announced that alt rock hitmakers Mother Mother, country starlet Meghan Patrick, and indie rockers The Beaches will be taking the CosmoFEST 2017 main stage for free concerts on Saturday, June 3rd.

These artists include the previously announced performers that include, guitarist Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), guitarist Nili Brosh, (The Iron Maidens, Tony Macalpine), drummer Chris Coleman (Prince, Chaka Khan, New Kids on the Block), bassist Alain Caron (UZEB), and drummer Dennis Chambers (Santana, Parliament/Funkadelic). All of these artists make up a series of musician clinics, performances, and meet n’ greets happening at CosmoFEST.

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Educational Schedule & Exhibitor List Released for Expo-Scène 2017

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Expo-SceneCITT/ICTS is preparing to welcome more than 60 exhibitors and over 1,200 visitors to Montreal for the third annual Expo-Scène trade show and conference, which is returning to the Palais des congrès de Montréal from April 12-13, 2017. Expo-Scène is currently the only major Canadian event dedicated to professionals in the pro audio, lighting, audiovisual, video, and multimedia technology markets.

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Musikmesse’s Business Academy Speakers & Schedule Announced

Monday, March 27th, 2017

[Photo: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH / Pietro Sutera]

[Photo: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH / Pietro Sutera]

As in the past, the Business Academy inspired by SOMM will be a source of expert knowledge for trade visitors to Musikmesse, which is taking place from April 5-8, 2017, in Frankfurt, Germany. Over 20 impulse and keynote lectures by renowned speakers will present strategies and potential solutions to the challenges currently facing the musical instrument industry. The lectures will be held on all four days of the fair in Hall 11.1 (‘Business Area & Full-range Companies’), which is open to trade visitors only. A simultaneous translation service means all lectures will be available in German and English.

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Summer NAMM 2017 Registration Starts March 31; Top 100 Dealer Award Nominations Open March 1

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Summer NAMM Opens At Nashville's Music City CenterRegistration for 2017 Summer NAMM will open March 29 at 8 a.m. PDT. Those who plan to attend must be an active NAMM member to register for their free badges. If those whose membership is not active, visit the Membership renewal page.

Representatives from organizations that do not qualify for membership may apply for a badge to attend 2017 Summer NAMM. Applications are available for pro audio professionals and buyers representing non-member companies, venues and houses of worship, as well as music educators and music majors. Attendees must be 18 or over to attend The NAMM Show. Badge fees will apply.

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