MDA’s Pre-NAMM ‘Show & Tell Day’ Returns to Anaheim

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

08-mda-showtellThe Musical Distributors Association will hold the 2017 edition of its Show & Tell Day on Jan. 17. This pre-NAMM Show event will be held at the Anaheim Hilton from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

MDA’s Show & Tell Day is a one-day, private table-top show of supplier member companies displaying exclusively for MDA distributor-buyer members. It’ll be held in a collaborative, focused environment in the Anaheim Hilton’s California D ballroom, next door to the Anaheim Convention Center and right in the middle of all the 2017 NAMM Show happenings. There are also opportunities for social interaction throughout the day and during a business-casual closing reception.

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NAMM Show 2017 Concert Lineup Announced

Thursday, October 27th, 2016
Trombone Shorty at the NAMM Show  (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)

Trombone Shorty at the NAMM Show (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)

The 2017 NAMM Show has announced the full lineup of bands selected to perform as part of the show’s Bands @ NAMM program. From Jan. 18-22, 2017, the Anaheim Convention Center and surrounding hotels will host over 150 live performances of various musical genres performed by musicians hailing from around the world.

Musicians including singer/songwriter Josh Logan from Season 5 of NBC’s The Voice; Laura Dickinson from The Disney Channel show Phineas and Ferb; The Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp, featuring touring drummer Elijah Wood; and Elektric Voodoo, led by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals’ Scott Tournet will perform, much to the delight of the show’s 100,000 visitors.

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NAMM Offers Preview of Special Events In & Around The 2017 NAMM Show

Monday, October 24th, 2016

NAMM plazaThe 2017 NAMM Show will offer a wide variety of events and concerts across the NAMM Campus at the Anaheim Convention Center from Jan. 19-22, 2017. Organizers have offered the following sampling of what to expect with more updates coming as the show nears, including the unveiling of special guests.

The Grand Plaza

The NAMM Nissan Grand Plaza Stage is the epicenter of the NAMM Campus, with food trucks, daytime performances and evening events throughout the show.

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Initial Show Map Released for the 2017 NAMM Show

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

namm-mapThe show map for The 2017 NAMM Show has been released. The expansive NAMM Campus centred around the Anaheim Convention Center showcases thousands of brands across music products, pro audio, live sound, lighting and entertainment technology, and is complete with a series of lounges, demo areas, and meeting space.

Specialty areas include Lounge 88, a serene piano and organ gallery, The Boutique Guitar Showcase: a curated collection of some of outique instrument makers, The Venue, spotlighting DJ, lighting, entertainment technology, and Software.NAMM, the music software community presented by NAMM and IMSTA.

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2017 NAMM TEC Awards Nominees Revealed

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

[Photo: Courtesy NAMM/TEC Awards]

[Photo: Courtesy NAMM/TEC Awards]

The NAMM Foundation has announced  nominees for its 32nd annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards in the categories of Outstanding Technical and Creative Achievement. Stand-up comedian and actor Sinbad will return for his third straight year as host. The NAMM TEC Awards are bestowed annually in celebration of the pro audio community by recognizing the individuals, companies, and technical innovations behind today’s sound recordings, live sound, films, television, and video games.

More than 900 products and projects were considered during the nomination process. This year’s Outstanding Technical Achievement Nominees were chosen across 23 categories and include selections in two new categories: Audio Education Technology and DJ Production Technology – Hardware/Software.

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Registration Open for IMSTA FESTA Toronto; Boi-1da to Give Keynote

Thursday, September 1st, 2016
Producer Jimmy Douglass at IMSTA FESTA Toronto 2015

Producer Jimmy Douglass at IMSTA FESTA Toronto 2015

Registration is now open for the third annual IMSTA FESTA Toronto show, which is heading back to Ryerson University on Saturday Oct. 15, 2016. As well, organizers have annoucned that Canadian hip-hop producer Boi-1da’s keynote address and Q&A will headline the educational program. Presented by the International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA), the IMSTA FESTA events are held annually in Toronto, Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles and showcase the latest music-making and production technologies as well as educational seminars and keynotes speeches and Q&As.

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