The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and Timeless Communications Corp. (TCC), publisher of Projection Lights & Staging News (PLSN), Front of House (FOH), and Stage Directions have formed an alliance to serve the live event production community at The 2018 NAMM Show, the organization’s annual tradeshow in Anaheim, CA. As part of the agreement, TCC will bring its premier award show for the live production community, The Parnelli Awards to The NAMM Show creating a one-stop event for industry pros.
MI megastore Cosmo Music in Richmond Hill, ON has announced that alt rock hitmakers Mother Mother, country starlet Meghan Patrick, and indie rockers The Beaches will be taking the CosmoFEST 2017 main stage for free concerts on Saturday, June 3rd.
These artists include the previously announced performers that include, guitarist Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), guitarist Nili Brosh, (The Iron Maidens, Tony Macalpine), drummer Chris Coleman (Prince, Chaka Khan, New Kids on the Block), bassist Alain Caron (UZEB), and drummer Dennis Chambers (Santana, Parliament/Funkadelic). All of these artists make up a series of musician clinics, performances, and meet n’ greets happening at CosmoFEST.
Roland Canada has announced several recent staff appointments, as well as the addition of a new sales representative for Alberta. The new appointments include a new national sales, manager, a BOSS and guitar products sales manager, a district sales manager for the central region, and a BOSS sales representative.
Audio Distributors International (ADI) has announced the appointment of Matt Armstrong as its new Ontario sales manager.
“Matt brings an enthusiasm for all things audio and video along with a solid background in the integration market to our team,” says ADI President Richard Lasnier. “Hiring Matt based on his reputation and engaging personality made perfect sense instantly when coupled with his obvious belief in the brands and the customers he’d be representing.”
CITT/ICTS is preparing to welcome more than 60 exhibitors and over 1,200 visitors to Montreal for the third annual Expo-Scène trade show and conference, which is returning to the Palais des congrès de Montréal from April 12-13, 2017. Expo-Scène is currently the only major Canadian event dedicated to professionals in the pro audio, lighting, audiovisual, video, and multimedia technology markets.
Summer NAMM will once again return to the Music City Center in Nashville, TN from from July 13-15, 2017. For NAMM members, badge registration opens this Wednesday, March 29 at 8 a.m. PDT. Those interested must be active NAMM members to register for their free badges. If their membership is not active, they’re asked to visit NAMM’s Membership renewal page.