“Any doubts about the global nature of the music and sound products business have long since been erased, and with more than 120 countries and regions now attending The NAMM Show, a global perspective of our industry is an ever-increasing need,” says NAMM. The 2017 Global Report features retail sales figures, unit sales information, analysis, and import/export numbers for musical instruments and products.
The 2018 NAMM Show will offer exhibitors and attendees the largest expanded campus in the show’s history when the doors open January 25-28, 2018 in Anaheim, CA. The Show, which annually gathers over 100,000 attendees from 139 countries and regions, will take on a new look in the form of communities across the show floor, including expanded event technology and pro audio areas; the addition of a new building, Anaheim Convention Center North (ACC North); as well as a new education and professional development campus, curated by a variety of industry leading experts in their respective fields.
Counterpoint Musical Services has been named the Canadian distributor of Spur Violins.
Made in Australia from sustainable materials, Spur Violins are designed by Paul Davies. He has combined traditional and modern manufacturing processes to create instruments that offer new soundscapes and aesthetics compared to traditional violins, such as on semi-acoustic Vanguard model.
Badge registration is currently open for the 2018 edition of The NAMM Show, running Jan. 25-28, 2018 in Anaheim, CA. This edition is sure to be NAMM’s biggest yet as the show looks to significantly increase the pro audio, lighting, and staging industry presence thanks to a newly-expanded convention centre, partnerships with AES, ESTA, and The Parnelli Awards, and more.
Frederick was widely loved in the Canadian MI and drum communities, with a long career that saw him spend time at Erikson Music, Direct Music Supply, and then at Ayotte Drums as VP of business development from before joining SFM in 2013.
The fourth annual IMSTA FESTA Toronto show will head back to Ryerson University on Saturday Oct. 14, 2017. Presented by the International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA) and the SAE Institute, IMSTA FESTA events will be held in Chicago, New York, and Berlin, in addition to Toronto, and showcase the latest music-making and production technologies as well as educational seminars and keynotes speeches and Q&As.