AMX Canada & Techni+Contact Product Conferences Announced for Montreal

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

On Sept. 1st and 2nd, AMX Canada and Techni+Contact we will be launching the second leg of their cross-Canada product conferences near Montreal to showcase all their commercial lines.

These events will entail an intense half-day of workshops from manufacturers, table top presentations, and demos. Snacks, refreshments, and lunch will be provided as well as door prizes and giveaways.

There will be four identical sessions over two days. Seats are limited so those interested are encourage to register soon, say the companies.


More Educational Opportunities & Exhibits to Characterize Summer NAMM

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

08 SumNAMMExhibit booking are up over 10 per cent from last for Summer NAMM 2015, which will be held July 9-11 at Nashville’s Music City Center. Organizors say this year’s show will be characterized by expanded professional development offerings, a surge of first-time exhibitors, and an amplified presence from pro audio brands.

“Our members who have attended Summer NAMM these past few years have told us how important it was to their growth and success,” says Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. “The industry is changing and opportunities are emerging quickly. We are dedicated to producing this efficient and affordable mid-year gathering to assist our community music store members and the exhibitors who support their growth.”


PRS Guitars to Host 30th Anniversary Concert & Celebrations

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
PRS Guitars founder Paul Reed Smith

PRS Guitars founder Paul Reed Smith

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, PRS Guitars is hosting a free two-day event this June featuring a free concert at Rams Head Live in Baltimore and an open house at PRS Guitars’ manufacturing facility in Stevensville, MD.

The free concert is on Friday, June 5th at the Rams Head Live in Baltimore, MD.  Attendees to this all-ages concert will be treated to performances by Col. Bruce Hampton & The Aquarium Unit featuring Jimmy Herring and the Paul Reed Smith Band  with Dennis Chambers on drums and Rhonda Smith on bass. A third act will be announced closer to the date.


Music Education In the Spotlight at 2015 NAMM Show

Monday, December 15th, 2014

moby-innocenets-launchThe NAMM Show, running Jan. 22-25, 2015 in Anaheim, CA, gathers music education leaders, college music faculty, and music-career seeking students through events hosted by the NAMM Foundation. Renowned musician, DJ, and composer Moby, and award-winning inspirational speaker Richard Gerver will headline five days of networking, volunteer work, educational, sessions and research briefings. Music students and educators can register for the 2015 NAMM Show at

“Music education – both formal and informal – is a pathway of learning that fuels each generation of music makers,” says NAMM Foundation Executive Director Mary Luehrsen. “NAMM Foundation is honored to welcome the music students and educators to soak up the innovation and inspiration that abounds at the NAMM Show.”


Coalition for Music Education to Host “Casa Musica” Fundraiser

Friday, October 10th, 2014

CFMECoalition for Music Education is hosting its first gala fundraising event, “Casa Musica – an evening of music and meaning,” on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 starting at 7 p.m. at Toronto’s famed Casa Loma. Coalition for Music Education is best known for its annual Music Monday, the nation-wide sing-a-long that brings together hundreds of thousands of students, educators, and music aficionados from coast to coast and which celebrated a milestone 10th anniversary earlier this year. Casa Musica the organization’s inaugural fundraising gala will be hosted by the charismatic Juno-winning jazz vocalist Kellylee Evans, with special guest speaker and musician Colonel Chris Hadfield. Funds raised from the evening will support Youth for Music, a new program of the Coalition for Music Education.


Music Marketing & Jordan Rudess To Host CME XKey Webinar

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

JordanRudess CMECME’s Canadian distributor, Music Marketing, will be hosting a webinar with Jordan Rudess, who will be introducing the new CME XKey Mobile Keyboard for Music Marketing dealers. This will take place on Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. EST. Rudess will be taking related questions following his presentation.

Music Marketing notes that the webinar format does restrict attendance and also that there is a contest to win a free CME XKey running until the end of October, which can be entered by watching a video of Rudess found HERE.