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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Details Emerging for October’s 3rd Annual IMSTA FESTA Toronto

Monday, August 29th, 2016

14 IMSTA FESTAThe third annual IMSTA FESTA Toronto show will head back to Ryerson University on Saturday Oct. 15, 2016.  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.

This free IMSTA FESTA event is open to anyone interested in the art of music making; professional and semi-professional musicians, songwriters, music producers, and audio engineers, as well as music students and educators. The day-long event will feature panels, workshops and master classes, demonstrations and more. Organizers say their aim is to host industry experts in an environment where music-makers can network, interact, and learn with them face-to-face.

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Roland Announces 24-Hour Global Music Festival & Product Launch Event for Sept. 9

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Roland_TFR_MapRoland has announced it will hold a worldwide live and online live streaming event on Sept. 9, 2016 called “The Future. Redefined.” It is 24-hour online event streaming live from eight famous cities across the world. A mix of music festival and product launch, this one-off event will introduce and demo 30+ brand-new Roland instruments, including synthesizers, electronic pianos, V-Drums, DJ rigs, guitar accessories from the BOSS brand, and more. Plus, there will also be performances and lectures from well known artists. A teaser video is currently available at tfr.roland.com/ca.

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NAMM Announces Visa Assist Program to Aid NAMM Show’s International Visitors

Monday, July 25th, 2016

IMG_1463The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) has announced Visa Assist, a new support program designed to help international members of the pro audio and music products industry attend and conduct business at the 2017 NAMM Show. The new program aims to offer helpful guidance for international attendees and to streamline the visa acquisition process.

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MDA Schedules Annual Pre-NAMM Show & Tell Event for Jan. 17

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

NAMMThe Musical Distributors Association has announced that the 2017 edition of its annual Show & Tell Day will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17 at the Anaheim Hilton from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

According to the MDA, the Show & Tell event is a one-day, members-only opportunity for suppliers and distributors to network and transact business in a collaborative, focused environment, and get a head start on their NAMM appointments. It will be back at the Anaheim Hilton in the California D ballroom, next door to the Anaheim Convention Center and right in the middle of all the excitement at the 2017 NAMM Show. And MDA’s “Best of Show” secret shopper will be back, too.

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