The 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.
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.
Last year a record 101,726 attendees explored products from more than 1,700 exhibitors showcasing over 6,000 brands. Plus, attendees were able to choose from 120+ educational sessions and 150+ networking events.
For more information, go to www.namm.org.
GerrAudio has announced it will co-host two separate events featuring Gabriel Antonini from DPA Microphones.
Day 1 (July 19) Gabriel will be part of The Sound Summit – Toronto. Co-sponsored by DPA, LectroSonic, K-Tek and SoundDevices, The Sound Summit travels across North America and is focused on Location Sound. Experts from each of the sponsoring companies will be on-hand.
Registration and housing is now open for Summer NAMM 2016, which will be held June 23-25 at Nashville’s Music City Center.
“Many members tell us that Summer NAMM is important to them as they plan their inventory ahead of the busy fall and holiday selling seasons,” says Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. “The industry is in a prime position for growth and opportunity and we are committed to providing this affordable mid-year gathering to further the prosperity of our community music store members and the exhibitors who support their success.”
March is National Music Therapy Awareness Month. To celebrate, the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund (CMTTF), in partnership with The Canadian Association for Music Therapy (CAMT), will host the 3rd Annual March for Music Therapy in communities across Canada on March 20, 2016.
The March for Music Therapy is a grassroots, family and community-focused national event. The March happens on Sunday March 20, 2016, across Canada in four major cities – Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montréal. Participants march up to 5 km to raise funds and awareness for music therapy. All Marches end with a fun community event in celebration of the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund’s efforts to provide music therapy services to underserved populations. Online registration for individuals and teams can be found at www.musictherapytrust.ca.