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NAMM ShowThe global music industry is busy designing new products, dreaming events and crafting creative marketing themes in preparation for the ’s return to the Anaheim Convention Center, January 23-26, 2014. Manufacturers, retailers and other professionals in the music product, instrument, pro-light and audio world depend on the to amplify business, and set for success at the start of each new year.

“The has been called the ‘World’s Show’ by our membership and our team is honored to be entrusted with the responsibility of putting it on,” said Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. “’s 201 event will feature exhibitors from around the globe debuting amazing new products, educational tracks aimed to support our members’ growth and more music, concerts, parties and networking opportunities than ever before. It is without a the biggest industry ‘family reunion’ of the year. I cannot imagine why anyone would choose to miss it.”

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) brings back all the much-lauded features from last year’s show, including in-hotel badge pick-up, fewer ID checks and increased opportunities for professional development, while adding even more spots for networking, and great entertainment on The Grand Plaza Stage for 2014. The ’s open lobby will include a greater array of services and facilities for Members, such as the Member Center, the kiosk, and a special exhibit from the Museum of Making Music.

New for 2014, on Wednesday night the industry is welcomed on to Anaheim with a block party held in the Grand Plaza. Featuring entertainment and a selection of the city’s best food trucks, the gathering is an ideal opportunity for the industry to and unwind together after a long day of set- and travel.

Entertainment – Members applauded the increase in music with the addition of the new Grand Plaza Stage. For 2014, promises to the ante with Grand Plaza entertainment that will keep the momentum of the day going with, what else? More music! The Venue Stage, located in the courtyard between The Venue (in the arena) and the Hilton will feature music, but also product demonstrations throughout the show, and -on music making events including ukulele and drum circles. Submit bands and performers for the stages starting September 9, 2013.

Networking – Greeting old friends, making new ones, and conducting vibrant business is central to the Show, and the 201 show will provide ample opportunities. Hotel lobby entertainment schedules are being designed to accommodate enterprising, business-friendly meetings that encourage camaraderie among the industry as the day turns to night.

TEC Awards  — The TEC Awards are now being produced as part of the and are a growing attraction at the Show. The event promises a truly high-caliber show celebrating the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, performances, films, television, games, and other media. The event will be held Friday, January 2 from 6 – 9 p.m. in the Hilton Pacific Ballroom. For tickets, visit www.tecawards.org.

Registration opens for Member exhibitors and retailers October 2, 2014. Exhibit space is still available for the 201 event. The earlier a company commits, the more location options will be available. NAMM Member hotel bookings open Oct. 2 with non-member housing opening November 13. Find more info for making the most of the 2014 at http://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2014.

 

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