Previously called the Canadian DJ Show, it is now being branded as the CDJ Show, as show co-founder Ryan Schroeyens told CMT following this year’s event that “we’re going more centred towards CDJ Show and that will continue to evolve as we continue to see more music industry—record labels, producers, and songwriters – become involved in the conference.”
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.
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.
The 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.
The 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.
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.