With a vision to continue to strengthen the music and pro audio industries, The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and The Audio Engineering Society (AES) have announced a new collaborative alliance that will integrate pro audio educational training activities related to live sound, performance audio, recording technology and other topics into The 2018 NAMM Show, January 25-28 in Anaheim CA.
As part of the integration and affiliation, AES at NAMM will establish a unique new format for this part of the society’s West Coast presence in 2018. The organization’s technical sessions, expert speaker presentations, hands-on workshops and tutorials, as well as networking events and social opportunities, will join as a segment of The NAMM Show’s professional development offerings for music and pro audio professionals.
From live sound and studio recording, to musical instruments and entertainment technology, The NAMM Show has evolved from its original gathering of 52 piano dealers in 1901 to represent the crossroads of the music products ecosystem. The show serves as a business platform for the global music, pro audio and entertainment technology products industry and its more than 10,000 professional member companies, hailing from 104 countries. In 2017, the show attracted nearly 107,000 registrants, 7000 exhibiting brands, top-name artists, industry innovators and creative luminaries, and offered more than 125 educational sessions and networking opportunities. The show is also host to the annual TEC Awards, now in its 32nd year. NAMM will also host the professional touring and production industry’s Parnelli Awards for the first time at The 2018 NAMM Show.
The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Founded in the United States in 1948, the AES has grown to become an international organization that unites audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide by promoting advances in audio and disseminating new knowledge and research. Currently, more than 12,000 members are affiliated with more than 75 AES professional sections and more than 95 AES student sections around the world.